Who plays on 'Thursday Night Football' tonight? Time, TV channel, live stream, schedule for NFL Week 9 matchup

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It's a rematch of the NFC Championship game as the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers face off on "Thursday Night Football."

In that game, the 49ers (4-4) built up a huge first-half lead en route to a comprehensive 37-20 victory. San Francisco abandoned all pretense of a passing game, instead depending on running back Raheem Mostert's postseason franchise-record 220 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the offence.

While Mostert's brilliance led the 49ers to a Super Bowl berth, they'll have to make do without him on Thursday as the 28-year-old is on injured reserve with a high ankle sprain. It's one of the bigger differences in the Niners' offence ahead of this matchup, with another being that Nick Mullens will be taking the snaps instead of injured incumbent Jimmy Garoppolo. And there's more bad news for the Niners' offence, as tight end Greg Kittle was also placed on IR.

The Packers (5-2) won't have any quarterback controversy as Aaron Rodgers remains the man in Green Bay. The 36-year-old is playing some of the best football of his career, with Rodgers' season QB rating the highest its been since 2011. Rodgers was prolific in last season's NFC Championship, passing for 326 yards and two touchdowns, and he'll need those kinds of numbers again if the Packers are going to break San Francisco's staunch defence.

With both teams coming off losses to divisional rivals, there will be plenty of motivation for each to claim victory on Thursday.

Here's more info about the matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch "Thursday Night Football."

Who plays on "Thursday Night Football" tonight?

  • Matchup: Packers at 49ers
  • Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara

The Packers lead the all-time series 36-32-1.

What time is the Packers vs. 49ers game tonight?

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 5
  • Kickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ET

The 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff time is standard for Thursday night games.

How to watch "Thursday Night Football" in Canada: TV, live stream

  • TV channel: CTV2, RDS
  • Live stream: DAZN

Packers vs. 49ers — like every NFL game during the 2020 season — is available on DAZN Canada.

DAZN Canada is the only place to watch NFL Game Pass, with access to every regular-season NFL game (including Monday, Thursday, Sunday afternoon via NFL Sunday Ticket, and Sunday night games) and every playoff matchup. Each game is available live and on demand.

DAZN Canada is also where NFL fans can watch RedZone — every touchdown, every game, every Sunday.

The "Thursday Night Football" game between the Packers vs. 49ers is also available on CTV2 and RDS.

How to stream Packers vs. 49ers for free

In Canada, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.

The free-trial period would include the Packers vs. 49ers, plus access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming, which includes not only NFL games but Premier League, Serie A, Champions League and more.

Green Bay Packers 2020 schedule

Week 1 Sept. 13 at Vikings W, 43-34
Week 2 Sept. 20 vs. Lions W, 42-21
Week 3 Sept. 27 at Saints W, 37-30
Week 4 Oct. 5 vs. Falcons W, 30-16
Week 5 BYE
Week 6 Oct. 18 at Buccaneers L, 38-10
Week 7 Oct. 25 at Texans W, 35-20
Week 8 Nov. 1 vs. Vikings L, 28-22
Week 9 Nov. 5 at 49ers 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 10 Nov. 15 vs. Jaguars 1 p.m. ET
Week 11 Nov. 22 at Colts 1 p.m. ET
Week 12 Nov. 29 vs. Bears 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 13 Dec. 6 vs. Eagles 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 14 Dec. 13 at Lions 1 p.m. ET
Week 15 Dec. 20 vs. Panthers TBD
Week 16 Dec. 27 vs. Titans 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 17 Jan. 3 at Bears 1 p.m. ET

San Francisco 49ers 2020 schedule

Week 1 Sept. 13 vs. Cardinals L, 24-20
Week 2 Sept. 20 at Jets W, 31-13
Week 3 Sept. 27 at Giants W, 36-9
Week 4 Oct. 4 vs. Eagles L, 25-20
Week 5 Oct. 11 vs. Dolphins L, 43-17
Week 6 Oct. 18 vs. Rams W, 24-16
Week 7 Oct. 25 at Patriots W, 33-6
Week 8 Nov. 1 at Seahawks L, 37-27
Week 9 Nov. 5 vs. Packers 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 10 Nov. 15 at Saints 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 11 BYE
Week 12 Nov. 29 at Rams 4:05 p.m. ET
Week 13 Dec. 7 vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET
Week 14 Dec. 13 vs. Washington 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 15 Dec. 20 at Cowboys 8:20 p.m. ET
Week 16 Dec. 27 at Cardinals TBD
Week 17 Jan. 3 vs. Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET

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