Sunday Night Football Tonight: Packers vs. 49ers channel, live stream, start time, more

Who plays Sunday Night Football in Week 3 tonight? Here's the channel and live streams for Sunday Night Football featuring Packers vs. 49ers.

Who plays in the third Sunday Night Football game of the season tonight? The Green Bay Packers head to California to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s a look at what channel Sunday Night Football will broadcast on, live stream information, and a preview between two great NFC opponents.

Sunday Night Football channel, live stream | Packers at 49ers

  • Start time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV channel: NBC
  • Live streams:
    • NBC Sports App
    • Hulu Live TV
    • FuboTV
    • YouTubeTV
    • Locast (select markets)
    • AT&T TV
    • NFL Game Pass

Expectations for Green Bay vs. 49ers on Sunday Night Football?

Can the Packers march into Santa Clara and hand the 49ers their first loss of the season in Sunday Night Football tonight? After an impressive bounce-back Week 2 performance, Green Bay’s ready to put up a fight.

Who’s carrying the rock for the 49ers?

San Francisco has been dealt quite the hand at running back. After losing starting RB Raheem Mostert in Week 1 to a season-ending knee injury, things haven’t been great. Week 2’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles saw RBs JaMychal Hasty, Elijah Mitchell, and Trey Sermon leave the game.

Only one is expected to receive a considerable workload in Week 3 as Sermon was able to clear the concussion protocol. Hasty will sit out of tonight’s Sunday Night Football game with a left ankle injury, while Mitchell is doubtful with a right shoulder injury. It is worth noting that Mitchell did see some limited practice at the end of the week, but his role in the offense should be minimal at best.

Did the Packers shed their funk?

A Week 2 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions is nice and all, but that’s what should have happened. Green Bay was the better team. A double-digit win should have been easy money had they not folded against New Orleans. The 49ers’ defense features a similar test to their Week 1 foe. Can Rodgers evade a stellar pass rush and move the offense down the field?

The Packers, too, suffered a loss on offense, as LT Elgton Jenkins is doubtful with an ankle injury. This means Green Bay is using Plan C to protect Rodgers’ blindside. Therefore, the Packers will need RB Aaron Jones to find some creases after an outstanding Week 2 performance of his own. The Packers’ defense can take advantage of the 49ers’ RB plight, forcing QB Jimmy Garoppolo into more passing situations, which can sometimes prove advantageous for the defense.

I project Green Bay gets it done at Levi’s Stadium in Sunday Night Football tonight. It should be a close game, with the Packers winning by 5 points or less.

Sunday Night Football Schedule: September

  • Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
    • Final: Bears 14, Rams 34
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – September 19
    • Final: Chiefs 35, Ravens 36
  • Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – September 26


  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots – October 3
  • Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
  • Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
  • Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – October 24
  • Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – October 31


  • Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams – November 7
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers – November 21
  • Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – November 28


  • San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks – December 5
  • Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – December 12
  • New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
  • Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys – December 26


  • Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
  • Week 18 TBD – January 9

Zachary Knerr is a writer covering NFL news and schedules for Pro Football Network. You can read Zach’s work here and give him a follow on Twitter @ZachKnerr

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