The San Francisco 49ers face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, with the game scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. PT. Earlier in the week, the 49ers mobile app was listing the game as being at 9 a.m. PT. That has since been corrected, but it got me thinking that some folks might forget about daylight savings time. Arizona and Hawaii do not have daylight savings time, so this does not really change anything for you all, I don't think.
We have reached that point in the year where clocks "fall back" an hour. It happens early Sunday at 2 a.m., so basically, set your clocks back before you go to bed Saturday evening. The upside to this is you get an extra hour of sleep, you don't have to worry about waking up an hour late for the 49ers (for late sleepers on the west coast). The downside to this is it means winter is just around the corner. It will be getting darker earlier, and I am no fan of that!
I am curious how this might affect the 49ers on Sunday. Teams traveling from the pacific time zone to the eastern time zone have struggled in games that kick off at 10 a.m. PT. One exception in recent years for the 49ers has been the Rams, but this year's Rams team is improved on defense and in the run game. The 49ers will need every advantage they can get above and beyond Jeff Fisher and Nick Foles. Maybe extra sleep will help!