In a game scheduled to kick off at p. The scenario for Sunday night's game is simple: The winner will take the division title and the top three playoff seed potentially No. San Francisco, which enters Sunday night's game as a three-point road favorite, has a chance to continue an NFL trend. The Packers did so when they beat the Vikings last week.
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During the —12 season , Sunday Night Football became the first sports program to hold the position as Nielsen 's most-watched program on U. As of [update] , Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer for the broadcasts, with Cris Collinsworth as the color commentator and Michele Tafoya as the sideline reporter. John Madden , the color commentator for the first three years of the program, retired prior to the season ;  he was succeeded in that role by Collinsworth. NBC's broadcast begins at 7 p. Eastern Time with the pregame show until kickoff at p. Mike Tirico , Tony Dungy , Rodney Harrison , Peter King and Mike Florio broadcast from the studio while Liam McHugh reports from the game though he will act in this role, but Tirico was promoted to the studio show unless he does another assignment elsewhere. Michaels, Collinsworth and Tafoya will also appear. The game aired on the NFL Network as the league had planned to stage the China Bowl just a few days later before it was postponed indefinitely , to be televised by NBC as a tie-in to its coverage of the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Normally, there are two other preseason telecasts on NBC; however, because of the Beijing Olympics, only two were shown in Two preseason games the Hall of Fame game and one other match-up, depending on other NBC Sports commitments , and the Thursday night season opener were retained as part of the new contract beginning in
In a game scheduled to kick off at p. Pittsburgh and Buffalo entered Week 15 as the No. Steelers vs.