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49ers-Seahawks To Be On Sunday Night Football On Dec. 23
The Week 16 San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the NFL announced today. The San Diego Chargers-New York Jets game, originally scheduled for Sunday night, will move to 1:00 PM ET on CBS and the New York Giants-Baltimore Ravens game will move to 4:25 PM ET on FOX.
Following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule (changes bolded/italicized with asterisk):
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 (WEEK 16)
ATLANTA AT DETROIT 8:30 PM (ET) ESPN
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
OAKLAND AT CAROLINA 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
NEW ORLEANS AT DALLAS 12:00 PM (CT) FOX
TENNESSEE AT GREEN BAY 12:00 PM (CT) CBS
MINNESOTA AT HOUSTON 12:00 PM (CT) FOX
NEW ENGLAND AT JACKSONVILLE 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
INDIANAPOLIS AT KANSAS CITY 12:00 PM (CT) CBS
BUFFALO AT MIAMI 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
SAN DIEGO AT N.Y. JETS* 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
ST. LOUIS AT TAMPA BAY 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
CLEVELAND AT DENVER 2:05 PM (MT) CBS
CHICAGO AT ARIZONA 2:25 PM (MT) FOX
N.Y. GIANTS AT BALTIMORE* 4:25 PM (ET) FOX
SAN FRANCISCO AT SEATTLE* 5:20 PM (PT) NBC
The NFL utilizes “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling will ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and give teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 PM ET time slot on CBS and FOX.
For each of the flexible scheduling weeks with the exception of Week 17, the NFL will announce the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend. To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, the flexible scheduling decision for that Sunday may be made on six days notice.