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Seahawks vs 49ers flexed to Sunday Night Football

The Seahawks' game against the San Francsisco 49ers will be on Sunday Night Football. (Getty)

Next Sunday’s matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers will determine the NFC West crown and potentially a first-round playoff bye. Fittingly, that game will now be on prime time.

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Initially reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and later confirmed by the Seahawks, the contest between the two NFC West powerhouses will kickoff at 5:20 p.m. PST rather than the initially slated 1:25 p.m. PST kickoff.

The last time these two teams squared off was also prime time, a Monday Night Football overtime thriller that Seattle won 27-24. Week 17 will be Seattle’s fifth game in prime time this year, and the third that has been in Seattle.

The Seahawks initially were supposed to have another game be on Sunday Night Football in Week 12 against the Eagles, but that was moved to 10 a.m. PST in favor of Green Bay vs San Francisco.

The 49ers won Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams, putting them a half game above Seattle in the standings at 12-3.

Seattle plays the Arizona Cardinals at home at 1:25 p.m. PST today, and a win would get Seattle to 12-3 as well. Since Seattle beat San Francisco in Week 10, Seattle would be up in the standings. If the Cardinals beat the Seahawks, Seattle would be one game behind in the standings, but a win over San Francisco in Week 17 would clinch the division since Seattle would have the tiebreaker over San Francisco.

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