Seahawks-49ers Week 13 clash flexed out of primetime slot

Nov 23, 2021, 12:46 PM | Updated: 12:50 pm
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Seahawks DBs Ryan Neal and Jamal Adams tackle 49ers QB Trey Lance during the third quarter. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Seahawks will not be playing on primetime in back-to-back weeks as the NFL announced Tuesday afternoon that Seattle’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13 has been flexed to a regular afternoon slot. Taking its place on Sunday Night Football that week is an AFC West clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.

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Entering a Week 12 Monday Night Football game against the Washington Football Team, the Seahawks are in last place in the NFC West at 3-7 after losing back-to-back games against the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals. That marks just the fourth time the Seahawks have lost seven or more games since head coach Pete Carroll came to Seattle in 2010, and it comes a season after the team went 12-4 and won the NFC West.

The 49ers, meanwhile, are also having their share of struggles and they enter a Week 12 clash against the Minnesota Vikings at 5-5 and in third place in the division.

The Seahawks and 49ers faced off once this season in Week 4, with Seattle winning the road matchup 28-21.

The Broncos are 5-5 entering this weekend while the Chiefs are 7-4 and have this weekend off for their bye week.

With their game being moved out of that primetime slot in Week 13, the Seahawks and 49ers will instead kick off at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. As always, you will be able listen to the game as well as pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO 97.3 FM.

After facing the Washington Football Team and 49ers over the next two weeks, the Seahawks round out the 2021 season against the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Cardinals. None of those games after this week’s game in Washington are scheduled for primetime.

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