The San Francisco 49ers are home for a second straight week, as they play host to their arch rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. It is a short week for both teams, which has cut down on some of the promotion for the game. This is an incredibly important game for both teams, but with the NFL's decision to delay in getting these two together, it does not have the national spice it might otherwise have. That being said, it remains crucial to the playoff race.
The Thanksgiving game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC. This will be a national broadcast, with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth calling the game from the booth, and Michele Tafoya working the sideline. Aside from the national broadcast, the game will also be streamed online over at NBCSports.com. Most people will not need access to that, but it does provide some alternate angles that can make for a helpful second screen during the game. You can view additional broadcast info HERE. If you live abroad, you can watch the game on NFL Game Pass.
The 49ers are a 1.5-point favorite, although the line has moved around throughout the week. At one point it was down to a pick 'em, which is probably appropriate for this game. The Seahawks have taken a step back this season, but with the NFC title game victory in hand, they retain the recent history upper hand on the 49ers. When these two teams square off in San Francisco, they play some knock-down, drag-out brawls. The last two years, the 49ers have beaten Seattle 19-17 and 13-6 at Candlestick. We'll see what Levi's Stadium brings.
Game time: 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Where to watch the game in the US and around the world: Click here
Radio: KGO 810 AM, The Bone 107.7 FM, 49ers Radio Network - Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan
Odds: 49ers 1.5-point favorites
Online streaming: NBCSports.com (live) NFL Rewind (not live); Outside US, NFL Game Pass
Out: TE Derek Carrier (foot), OT Anthony Davis (concussion), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm)
Questionable: CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), TE Vance McDonald (hip)
Probable: RB Frank Gore (knee), WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep), DT Ray McDonald (knee), FB Bruce Miller (shoulder), S Eric Reid (ankle), DT Justin Smith (not injury related), S Bubba Ventrone (groin)
Last time they played: 49ers lose, 23-17 (1/19/2013)