49ers vs. Packers live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Sunday Night Football’ game


After a 38-3 Week 1 loss to New Orleans, Aaron Rodgers told fans and the media alike to relax and realize that the NFL season is a long one.

There’d be time to right the ship, he assured everyone.

And to a degree, he was right, as the Packers then came out in Week 2 and easily dispatched the Lions 35-17 thanks to four touchdowns from Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones to move to 1-1.

Rodgers and Green Bay got tight end Robert Tonyan involved in the passing game, while Davante Adams continued to prove why he’s Rodgers’ top target. Jones did a bit of everything, catching three touchdowns and running for one more.

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San Francisco meanwhile, has started the season 2-0 but has also had to offer similar assurances after the injury bug has bitten their running back room, with Raheem Mostert out for the year and backups Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon missing time with injuries as well.

The 49ers do still have George Kittle and Deebo Samuel in the passing game, two big play threats and security blankets for Jimmy Garoppolo who could also cede snaps to rookie and first-round pick Trey Lance in the redzone as well.

The 49ers have started 3-0 just once in Kyle Shanahan’s five-plus years at the helm, but it was en route to a 13-3 season and Super Bowl berth, so may history will repeat itself for a 49ers team in one of the league’s toughest divisions. 

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from 49ers vs. Packers on “Sunday Night Football.” Follow below for complete results from the NFL Week 3 game.

49ers vs. Packers score

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49ers vs. Packers live updates, highlights

8:35 p.m.: The Niners go three-and-out for their first drive of the game. Punt it from their own 41 for a touchback. Green Bay’s second drive begins at its own 25.

8:33 p.m.: The 49ers are depleted in their running back room so unsurprisingly, their first few plays have been passes, and it seems to be working.

8:29 p.m.: FIELD GOAL PACKERS. Green Bay has the first points of the game, even if they came after the drive stalled and a costly penalty. Crosby knocks it through for 54 yards and it’s Green Bay 3, San Francisco 0.

8:26 p.m.: After a facemask penalty against the Packers and a failed play on second down, they’re looking at third-and-33 from the 49ers’ 38 to set up fourth down.

8:24 p.m.: On third-and-3, Rodgers drops back and throws it, hitting Allen Lazard 42 yards in stride and putting Green Bay near the redzone.

8:22 p.m.: The Niners win the toss and defer. Green Bay takes over at its own 25 after the touchback.

8:22 p.m.: Former team captain offensive tackle Joe Staley sounds the fog horn at Levi’s Stadium to welcome the Niners fans back.

49ers vs. Packers start time

  • Date:  Sunday, Sept. 26
  • Kickoff:  8:20 p.m. ET

The 49ers and Packers are expected to kick off their matchup at around 8:20 p.m. ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’

NBC will carry the matchup between the Packers and 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Al Michaels will be on play-by-play with Cris Collinsworth providing analysis. Michele Tafoya will be reporting from the sidelines.

Coverage of this broadcast will be on NBC, with the option to stream from either the ESPN app or on  fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

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49ers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 at Lions 1 p.m. ET Fox
2 Sept. 19 at Eagles 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 26 vs. Packers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
4 Oct. 3 vs. Seahawks 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
5 Oct. 10 at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
7 Oct. 24 vs. Colts 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
8 Oct. 31 at Bears 1 p.m. ET Fox
9 Nov. 7 vs. Cardinals 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
10 Nov. 15 vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
11 Nov. 21 at Jaguars 1 p.m. ET Fox
12 Nov. 28 vs. Vikings 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
13 Dec. 5 at Seahawks 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
14 Dec. 12 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET CBS
15 Dec. 19 vs. Falcons 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
16 Dec. 23 at Titans 8:20 p.m. ET NFL Network
17 Jan. 2 vs. Texans 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Rams 4:25 p.m. ET Fox

Packers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 at Saints 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
2 Sept. 20 vs. Lions 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
3 Sept. 26 at 49ers 8:20 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 3 vs. Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET FOX
6 Oct. 17 at Bears 1 p.m. ET FOX
7 Oct. 24 vs. Washington 1 p.m. ET FOX
8 Oct. 28 at Cardinals 8:20 p.m. ET NFL/FOX
9 Nov. 7 at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
10 Nov. 14 vs. Sehawks 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
11 Nov. 21 at Vikings 1 p.m. ET ESPN
12 Nov. 28 vs. L.A. Rams 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
13 Dec. 5 BYE
14 Dec. 12 vs. Bears 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
15 Dec. 19 at Ravens 1 p.m. ET FOX
16 Dec. 25 vs. Browns 3:30 p.m. ET NFL/FOX
17 Jan. 2 vs. Vikings 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
18 Jan. 9 at Lions 1 p.m. ET FOX

Sunday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
1 Sept. 9 (Thur.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  Sept. 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2 Sept. 19 Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 Sept. 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 Oct. 3 New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 Oct. 10 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 Oct. 17 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 Oct. 24 San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 Oct. 31 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 Nov. 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10 Nov. 14 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11 Nov. 21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Nov. 28 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 Dec. 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 Dec. 12 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15 Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16 Dec. 26 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 Jan. 9 TBD



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