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NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule & Preview - Week 6 Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule & Preview - Week 6 Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

Sunday Night Football Week 6 Matchup – Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

October 18, 2020, 8:20 pm EDT, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

The Los Angeles Rams will be playing on Sunday Night Football for the second time this season when they face the San Francisco 49ers in a NFC West rivalry showdown during the NFL’s Week 6 festivities. L.A. kicked off its 2020 campaign with a 20-17 home win over the Dallas Cowboys on primetime. Now the Rams are going on the road, taking their talents—and their 4-1 record—a few hundred miles north. It may not be quite as daunting of a task as it originally looked like on the schedule, because the 49ers (2-3) have been a huge disappointment.

It has not been entirely San Francisco’s fault. The injury bug has ravaged almost the entire league, and this squad is certainly no exception. Among the victims are defensive end Nick Bosa (out for the season) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who missed two-plus games with a high ankle sprain but is expected to start on Sunday. The 49ers at least managed to begin the year 2-1 because they had the amazing benefit of playing each of the two New York teams, but they have since lost to the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins—the latter by an absurd 43-17 margin. Having opened 2020 as the No. 5 team in our Power Rankings, they now find themselves down in the 22nd spot.

The Rams, on the other hand, are three points away from being undefeated. Their only blemish has come at the hands of Buffalo (also 4-1), a 35-32 road setback in Week 3. The jury is still out on Jared Goff and company, however, because all four of their victories have come at the expense of the moribund NFC East.

Be sure to check out our Rams vs 49ers Sunday Night Football predictions for our expert handicapper’s picks, both ATS and O/U.

Sunday Night Football Betting Odds & Lines Preview 

Coming out of Week 5, when the Rams hammered the Washington Football Team 30-10 to coincide with the 49ers’ disastrous performance against Miami, Los Angeles emerged as a -3 favorite. The line has done nothing, as bettors seem content with that number to the extent that the visitors are still giving a field goal. Caution is probably being taken given that San Francisco remains talented enough to get going at any moment, but at the same time it is hard to generate enthusiasm around the home team given its current state. Garoppolo was benched against the Dolphins, so it is even harder to be confident about his chances of finding success against a superior L.A. defense.

As for the total, it opened at 49.5 at most books and has since climbed to its current 51.5 number. Thus it presents an even better opportunity for an under bet than it did earlier in the week. Garoppolo’s struggles are well-documented and the Rams have given up a grand total of 19 points in their last two games.

For the thoughts of our expert NFL handicappers, who look at the Sunday Night Football betting odds and lines each week to find the best value Sunday Night Football picks, head over to our NFL Picks page—where you’ll also find all of our picks for the rest of the Week 6 games.

2020 Season Sunday Night Football Schedule and Scores

Week 1
Los Angeles Rams 20, Dallas Cowboys 17

Week 2
Seattle Seahawks 35, New England Patriots 30

Week 3
Green Bay Packers 37, New Orleans Saints 30

Week 4
Philadelphia Eagles 25, San Francisco 20

Week 5
Seattle Seahawks 27, Minnesota Vikings 26

Week 6
Oct. 18, 8:20 PM EDT, Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers (NBC)

Week 7
Oct. 25, 8:20 PM EDT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders (NBC)

Week 8
Nov. 1, 8:20 PM EDT, Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)

Week 9
Nov. 8, 8:20 PM EDT, New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NBC)

Week 10
Nov. 15, 8:20 PM EDT, Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (NBC)

Week 11
Nov. 22, 8:20 PM EDT, Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders (NBC)

Week 12
Nov. 29, 8:20 PM EDT, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (NBC)

Week 13
Dec. 6, 8:20 PM EDT, Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (NBC)

Week 14
Dec. 13, 8:20 PM EDT, Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills (NBC)

Week 15
Dec. 20, 8:20 PM EDT, San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (NBC)

Week 16
Dec. 27, 8:20 PM EDT, Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers (NBC)

How To Watch Sunday Night Football 

The Sunday Night Football schedule throughout the 2020 NFL season is straightforward. All 16 games (there is no Week 17 SNF game) kick off at 8:20 PM Eastern and are televised on NBC.

Of course, this is the year 2020 and consumers value different options. Being able to stream Sunday Night Football beyond the traditional means of a cable TV channel is important, and there are ways to do it. Here are four different streaming services:

  • fuboTV
  • Hulu Live
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV

Sunday Night Football Channel

While streaming Sunday Night Football is a popular way to watch the primetime games, TV networks still hold the majority of the viewership. So, what channel is Sunday Night Football on? Well, as mentioned earlier, NBC has every single game. There is no back-and-forth fluctuation like with Thursday Night Football.

What time does Sunday Night Football start?

Sunday Night Football kicks off at 8:20 PM Eastern each and every week.

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Last updated: Fri 16th October 2020
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