What channel is 49ers vs. Vikings on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL divisional playoff game

first_imgNFL playoff schedule: Divisional roundBelow is the full NFL divisional playoff schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels and live stream links.Saturday, Jan. 11MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamVikings at 49ers4:35 p.m. ETNBCYahoo!Titans at Ravens8:15 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Sunday, Jan. 12MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamTexans at Chiefs3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Seahawks at Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo! The NFL playoff schedule for 2020 brings a unique set of national TV broadcasts, with three networks and the associated TV channels presenting four games over the span of two days in the divisional round. Today’s 49ers vs. Vikings game in San Francisco, scheduled to kick off at 4:35 p.m. ET on Saturday, will be shown on NBC.Minnesota reached this game with its improbable wild-card win in New Orleans, fueled by the dominance of running back Dalvin Cook and the clutch play of quarterback Kirk Cousins. If the Vikings were to upset the 49ers as seven-point road underdogs in the divisional playoffs, and if the Titans were to do the same to the Ravens on Saturday night, Minnesota and Tennessee would become the the first pair of No. 6 seeds to reach the conference championship round since 2010. 49ers vs. Vikings picks:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsTo pull that off against the top-seeded 49ers, the Vikings likely will need another big game from Cook, who finished with 130 scrimmage yards (94 rushing, 36 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns in his postseason debut last week. If Cook records at least 125 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns Saturday, he would become the first player with at least 125 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in each of his first two career postseason games in NFL history.He and the Vikings will have their hands full against a resurgent 49ers team that won the NFC West this season for the first time since 2012. San Francisco is powered by a handful of stars, both on the field and on the sideline, that allowed the 49ers to dominate Sporting News’ NFL awards for 2019. The team has the Comeback Player of the Year in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the Rookie of the Year in defensive end Nick Bosa, the Coach of the Year in Kyle Shanahan and the Coordinator of the Year in defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.Below is all the info you need to watch 49ers vs. Vikings on NBC, including the TV channel and kickoff time.MORE: Full betting preview for 49ers vs. VikingsWhat channel is 49ers vs. Vikings on today?TV channel (national): NBCTV channel (San Francisco): KNTVTV channel (Minneapolis): KARELive stream: Yahoo! | DAZN (in CA)Sunday’s 49ers vs. Vikings game on NBC will be called by the network’s “Sunday Night Football” crew. That means Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be on the call. Michelle Tafoya will report from the sidelines, and NBC NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay will explain officiating rulings.For those who can’t watch 49ers vs. Vikings on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the Minnesota call can be heard on Sirius channel 82 and XM channel 226, and the San Francisco call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 225.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)What time does 49ers vs. Vikings start?Date: Saturday, Jan. 11Start time: 4:35 p.m. ETIn both our picks against the spread and our straight-up predictions for the divisional round of the playoffs, Sporting News is projecting a 49ers win over the Vikings. Below are the explanations.Against the spread: The Vikings have been a gritty road team all season, but their overtime upset of the Saints marked their first victory over a winning team. The 49ers present them a more explosive, versatile offense and a defense that’s good on every level. Minnesota will have some rushing success in San Francisco with a lot more Dalvin Cook. But the Niners’ back seven is strong, deep and now healthier in coverage, and it operates behind a relentless pass rush.Kirk Cousins won’t be able to hit on the big pass plays the Vikings need, and Jimmy Garoppolo, helped by many wrinkles involving his backs, receivers and tight end George Kittle, will have more success throwing downfield. The 49ers will give the Vikings multiple looks with speed and quickness, keeping Garoppolo mostly clean. Their close, big-game experience and home-field advantage will pay off nicely as they take control in the second half.Pick: 49ers win 28-20 and cover the spread.Straight up: The Vikings ran over the Saints on their way to the divisional round, both literally and figuratively. The zone rushing attack spearheaded by a healthy Dalvin Cook was too much for a banged-up New Orleans defense, and San Francisco, though supposedly at full health, will have similar issues. The problem for the Vikings is that the 49ers’ own zone rushing attack is even better.In New Orleans, Minnesota’s stingy defense was able to focus on Michael Thomas containment and take advantage of the Saints’ critical mistakes. In San Francisco, though, Mike Zimmer’s crew will have their hands full against a more diverse, complete attack. With a trio of talented running backs, the NFL’s best tight end in George Kittle, a deep receiving corps led by breakout star Deebo Samuel and a smooth, savvy distributor in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers are slightly more loaded than an impressive (and notably healthy) Vikings team.Pick: 49ers 27, Vikings 20MORE: Playoff predictions through Super Bowl 54last_img read more

School Female League Gets 100 Footballs

first_imgFootball to Develop the Destitute (FODEDE) has received 100 footballs from the YMCA to implement its school league.Presenting the footballs to officials of FODEDE on Monday, the Assistant Secretary General for Development at the YMCA, Timotheus Kamaboakia, said the donation is to “foster community youth sports.”Mr. Kamaboakai urged FODEDE to use the footballs for their intended purpose.Mr. Wallace Weiah, the President of FODEDE said FODEDE in partnership with Child Liberia and the Liberia Football Association, intends to take football to female students to develop the secondary league.For her part, LFA EC member Rochell Woodson hailed YMCA for the donation and described the donation as timely.The Executive Director of Child Liberia, Welleh Bohlen, disclosed that Football for Hope International has approved a grant of US$15,000 to introduce football in schools amongst female students under their program “Students on the Move.”The donation is part of One World Futbol donations to the country through the YMCA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fox sells its goods on ‘Idol’

first_imgSo I’m watching “American Idol” on Wednesday night with only one thought in mind: Who’s getting voted off, Blake or LaKisha? Before we can find that out, I am reminded, not so subtly, that this is the summer movie season and no opportunity to exploit corporate synergy is to be missed. The remaining contestants of the Fox TV show were treated to a special screening of the sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” on the 20th Century Fox lot. As Dana Carvey’s Church Lady would say: “How convieeeeeeenient!” And sitting in the front row on “Idol” were stars Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis. Alba takes the microphone, reminds people that the movie is coming out June 15 and says, “You all have to see it twice!” CRAWLING IN BEHIND SPIDEY: Even if Spidey’s grosses drop by more than 50 percent this weekend, you gotta figure it’ll still be in first place with $70 million-plus, and it will cross the $200 million mark by today. But four new wide releases are hoping to dine on Spidey’s dust: the horror flick “28 Weeks Later,” the romantic comedy “The Ex” starring Zach Braff, the comedy “Delta Farce” and the drama “Georgia Rule.” “28 Weeks” has the best shot at second place since it is a sequel to 2003’s midlevel hit “28 Days Later.” FONDA JANE: Don’t count out “Georgia Rule,” mainly due to the presence of Jane Fonda, who co-stars with Lindsay Lohan and Felicity Huffman. While Lohan hasn’t had a real hit since “Mean Girls,” Fonda ended her 15-year absence from the big screen two years ago with the comedy “Monster-in-Law,” which opened in first place and went on to gross $82.9 million domestically. THE WIDEST WEB: As the first movie of the summer season, “Spider-Man 3” was able to debut in 4,252 theaters and set the domestic opening weekend record of $151 million. That milestone should be safe for at least a year since other biggies have no chance of opening in that many theaters as the market begins to get more crowded. DID YOU KNOW? The $100 million weekend had never been achieved until “Spider-Man” raked in $114.8 million in 2002. Since then, the third Spidey, the second “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” “Shrek 2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” have achieved this once-elusive feat. Greg Hernandez, entertainment-industry reporter for the Daily News, is author of the popular blog Out In Hollywood ( http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood ). greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LYIT to host information evening on third-level education

first_imgHave you just received your Leaving Certificate results and need advice on your future? Are you currently unemployed and looking to boost your employment prospects? Have you recently graduated and need information on postgraduate programmes that will enhance your career path?Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) are hosting an information day, and it’s the place to be if you need advice on CAO, Postgraduate, Part-Time and Springboard Programmes.Then if so, you need to attend Letterkenny Institute of Technology Information Day. This event takes place from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday 23 August, at both the Letterkenny and Killybegs campuses, and staff from LYIT will be on hand to answer your queries and give advice. Whether it’s advice on CAO and ‘Available Places’ at LYIT, or information on postgraduate, part-time or Springboard programmes, LYIT’s experienced and friendly staff will be available to answer your enquiries at this event.LYIT offers an extensive range of programmes and a fantastic student experience. In addition to advice on programmes, LYIT staff will be available to give information on grants, accommodation, and student support services at the Institute.Accommodation costs in Letterkenny are considerably lower than the major cities such as Galway and Dublin, which has contributed to the rise in the numbers of students from outside Donegal choosing LYIT. Student ambassadors will be giving campus tours at this event and these students will also be available to give advice on student life at LYIT.In 2016, LYIT introduced the ‘Enabling Maths’ course, in conjunction with Donegal Education Training Board, a course designed to give a ‘second chance’ to students who have failed Leaving Certificate maths. Staff from ‘The Curve’ at LYIT will be available to answer queries from students who may have failed Leaving Certificate Maths at this event. For further information on LYIT Information Day visit www.lyit.ie or contact LYIT on (074) 9186000.Boost your future in 2017, choose @LYIT!LYIT to host information evening on third-level education was last modified: August 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CAOinformation dayLeaving certLYITpost gradspringboardundergradlast_img read more