This week, the Green Bay Packers make their first true road trip of the year, heading West for their third preseason game of 2016. Their trip to the Bay Area will be the farthest they will have to travel in the entire 2016 preseason or regular season, and it is the only game that will be held farther West than Kansas City (where they will play their final preseason contest).
This week’s game should be the only one in August in which Packers fans will get to see the team’s starters - including Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, and others - playing for any significant amount of time.
The Packers’ opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, enter fresh off a 5-11 season that saw head coach Carl Brutananadilewski - err, pardon me, Jim Tomsula - get fired. San Francisco replaced him with Chip Kelly, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles and Oregon Ducks.
A portion of this week’s game will be shown on national television, so you will be able to tune in midway through the second quarter and watch through the end of the contest. It will also be replayed the following day, but will be available to fans in the Packers’ local area as usual and for streaming on a couple of different options. Here are all the details you need to get tuned in.
Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers
Friday, August 26th, 2016
7:00 PM Pacific Time (9:00 PM Central)
Santa Clara, California
NBC 4 (Milwaukee)
NBC 26 (Green Bay)
ABC 27 (Madison)
ABC 19 (La Crosse)
ABC 18 (Eau Claire)
ABC 9 (Wausau/Rhinelander)
NFL Network (joined in progress at 10:00 PM CT)
Full replay at 3:30 PM CT on Saturday, August 27th
The NFL Network is unfortunately not allowed to begin broadcasting the game until an hour after kickoff because of CBS televising another preseason game nationally (from @NFLMedia).
NFL Network Online (starting at 10 PM CT)
NFL Game Pass (free 7-day trial available)
Week 4, 2015
Packers 17, @ 49ers 3