The NFL wraps up Week 12 tonight with a rare double-billing. The Monday Night Football contest features the New Orleans Saints hosting the Baltimore Ravens, but it is preceded by the Buffalo Bills hosting the New York Jets in Detroit. Bills-Jets kicks off at 4 p.m. PT, and Saints-Ravens kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
The double-billing came about because of snow in Buffalo. Bills-Jets was bumped from Sunday to Monday, and moved from Buffalo to Detroit's Ford Field. The game will be broadcast on CBS, and will only appear in the Buffalo and New York City markets. If you want to watch this game outside of those markets, it will be available on Sunday ticket.
The NFL gave away free tickets to the game in Detroit, and they are general admission seating. That has led to one rather amusing tweet. This would be fun to watch:
People are running to claim seats as the gates just opened up at Ford Field. General admission sitting creating a mad dash for fans.— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) November 24, 2014
The game that matters for 49ers purposes is Saints vs. Ravens. The Saints are 4-6, and hold a half game lead on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South. A win gives them a 1-game lead in the division, while a loss gives the 4-7 Falcons the division lead by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Saints and Falcons still have a game left to play in the Superdome, but for now, Atlanta has the edge. I am here to root for chaos and a potentially 6-win division champ!