Despite the Green Bay Packers’ operating again room and the San Francisco 49ers’ huge receiver group being hit arduous by coronavirus-related absences, the 2 groups will play on the schedule tonight in a Thursday Night time Soccer matchup. Neither staff obtained any extra optimistic COVID check outcomes prior to now two days, so the NFL has determined that the sport will go on.
This sport serves as a rematch of final yr’s NFC Championship Sport in concept, however in applying the 49ers may have just about not one of the gamers who have been key components of that sport, no less than on offense. Nevertheless, solely a small part of the rationale for which might be the 49ers’ gamers who’re on the reserve/COVID-19 record for tonight’s sport. Of these three gamers — huge receivers Kendrick Bourne, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel and left deal with Trent Williams — solely Bourne and Samuel have been on the staff final yr, and Samuel was dominated out with unrelated harm already. As a substitute, it’s standard accidents hitting this San Francisco staff arduous, as key gamers like QB Jimmy Garoppolo, TE George Kittle, RB Raheem Mostert, and others are all out.
The Packers, in the meantime, look poised to have Aaron Jones again after a two-game absence, a welcome sight after the subsequent two operating backs on the depth chart, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon, each landed on the reserve/COVID-19 record as nicely. Assuming Jones performs (he was listed as questionable on the ultimate harm report), he’ll seemingly carry the majority of the load within the backfield with Tyler Ervin pitching in and Dexter Williams prone to obtain an apply squad elevation for the second time this season.
Tonight’s sport shall be broadcast on a number of retailers, simulcast on each native and cable TV, in addition, to streamed on Amazon Prime. Try the primer under and be a part of us right here at APC this night for the sport!
Green Bay Packers (5-2) vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-4)
Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:20 PM Pacific Time (8:20 PM Eastern)
Santa Clara, California
HOW TO WATCH?
FOX & NFL Network
Commentators: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink
NFL mobile app
Green Bay vs San Francisco Odds
Point spread: Packers favored by 7.5 points
Over/underneath whole: 48
2019 NFC Championship: @49ers 37, Packers 20
2019 Week 11: @49ers 37-8
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 32-28-1
Postseason: Tied 4-4