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NFL Week 9 Thursday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Welcome to the ninth week of the NFL’s 2020 regular season. While Covid-19 continues to rear its ugly head and also put tonight’s game in doubt earlier during the week, it will take place as planned: the Green Bay Packers will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football — the rare Thursday matchup that has some promise given both teams involved.

With that being said, here’s how you can watch the game and who you should root for.

Green Bay Packers (5-2) at San Francisco 49ers (4-4)

When: 8:20 p.m. ET

Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara CA

Television: FOX/NFL Network

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!)

SB Nation coverage: Acme Packing Co. (Packers), Niners Nation (49ers)

Patriots rooting guide: Go 49ers! There is a simple reason why Patriots fans should root for the home team tonight: postseason tiebreakers, specifically strength of schedule. Even though New England was blown out by San Francisco in Week 7, a 49ers victory would still improve the Patriots’ strength of schedule tiebreaker — one that could become important in the team’s quest of making the playoffs after all.