Seahawks Insider Blog

Dec. 23 Hawks-Niners game flexed to prime time

The NFL announced this morning that the Seattle Seahawks contest against NFC West rival San Francisco on Dec. 23 at CenturyLink Field has been flexed to the Sunday night game at 5:20 p.m. on NBC.

The game originally was scheduled for a 1:25 start on Fox. The game has some appeal for a national audience because it could help decide the NFC West, with San Francisco at 9-3-1 travelling to New England on Sunday, and the Seahawks at 8-5 are 1 ½ games back playing Buffalo in Toronto.

The Seahawks last were flexed into the Sunday night game at the end of the 2010 season at home against St. Louis, a 16-6 win that earned Seattle an NFC West title.