What channel is 49ers vs. Packers on today? Start time, TV schedule, and more

What time does the Divisional Round action wrap up Saturday night? PFN has everything you need to know for the 49ers vs. Packers game today.

The NFC gets sandwiched by the AFC’s Divisional Round games this season. The NFC’s second-round action kicks off tonight as the San Francisco 49ers head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. These two teams played in the 2019 NFC Championship, which the 49ers won handily. Will Packers QB Aaron Rodgers be able to get his revenge during his run at consecutive league MVP trophies? Keep reading below for everything you need to know about when and where to watch the 49ers vs. Packers game, as well as a preview and prediction.

With Cincinnati officially punching their ticket to the AFC Championship Game earlier today, see how this might impact the Packers in our NFL Playoff Bracket.

What channel is the 49ers vs. Packers game on today?

  • Channel: FOX
  • Start time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Live stream:
    • Sling
    • Hulu + Live TV
    • fuboTV
    • YouTube TV

What to expect from the 49ers vs. Packers game?

The last unique game before a Sunday of regular-season rematches, the 49ers look to take their Cinderella story one step further. It’s one thing to be victorious as the underdog when you’re the only underdog being picked, but it’s another to actually pull off a surprising upset. If San Francisco wins this game, it will be a surprising upset.

While the Packers traveled to San Francisco in 2019, they are fresh off of a disappointing home NFC Championship loss to the Buccaneers in 2020. With the opportunity to host again, the Packers would play in their third straight NFC Championship Game with a win tonight.

Rodgers has been surgical this season, throwing 37 touchdowns to just 4 interceptions. The backfield has seen a split between RBs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. Finally, Davante Adams continues to be one of the best WRs in the league. Green Bay will need a consistent four quarters from the rest of the receiving corps to feel comfortable tonight.

Can the 49ers’ defense cause enough havoc tonight vs. the Packers?

Obviously, every 49ers fan is holding their breath in anticipation of the news of DE Nick Bosa’s status for the Divisional Round. While his presence will help, the 49ers’ defense is built to make an impact with or without him.

San Francisco was able to keep pressure on Dallas in the Wild Card round even after Bosa and LB Fred Warner’s injuries. While having the league leader in tackles for loss would be extremely helpful, the 49ers should still generate pressure.

The question will be how ready is offensive tackle David Bakhtiari? The Packers’ lineman has been sidelined the entire season after suffering a torn ACL. He returned for Green Bay’s Week 18 finale to grab some snaps before postseason action, but he hasn’t played a full 60 minutes yet this season. The veteran has plenty of experience, so this matchup will be extremely intriguing to watch.

The Packers are getting healthy at the right time but face quite the showdown for their first postseason matchup. The 49ers’ offensive scheme has proved tricky for many this season. Can Green Bay hold up against San Francisco? The return of LB Za’Darius Smith is tantalizing for this matchup as well. Rodgers gets the job done at home in this 49ers vs. Packers classic and prepares to host the NFC Championship Game in back-to-back seasons.

49ers vs. Packers Prediction: Packers 35, 49ers 27

Divisional Round TV schedule

The 49ers vs. Packers wrap up Saturday’s Divisional Round action, but who else is playing, and when? Here’s the TV schedule for a thrilling postseason Sunday.

Saturday, January 22

  • Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans
    • Start Time: 4:30 PM ET
    • Channel: CBS, Paramount+
  • San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers
    • Start Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Channel: FOX

Sunday, January 23

  • Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Start Time: 3 PM ET
    • Channel: NBC, Peacock
  • Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
    • Start Time: 6:30 PM ET
    • Channel: CBS, Paramount+

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