The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their fifth win of the season this morning, but did not get any help this afternoon in the playoff picture. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals both won, leaving the 49ers three back of the Cardinals and one back of the Seahawks. Sunday Night Football provides one more chance to gain some ground in the playoff picture.
The Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears on NBC, with the game kicking off at 5:30 p.m. PT. The Packers are 5-3, while the Bears are 3-5. A Packers win would move them back into a tie with the Seahawks, with Seattle holding the head-to-head tiebreaker. A loss drops them into a tie with the 49ers for seventh place. The 49ers hold the tiebreaker over Green Bay due to a better conference record.
Suffice to say, we're rooting for Chicago tonight! They're a 9-point underdog, and Jay Cutler has never won at Lambeau, but today's 49ers game showed that crazy things can happen!
Game time: 5:30 p.m. PT
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Odds: Packers -9
Live stream: NBCSports.com