So the 49ers get the prime time game for the 2nd week in a row, while other match-ups get ignored? The oldest rivalry in the NFL, the Packers @ Bears, which is a bigger game than the 49ers and Seahawks, would seem to be a bigger game. I'd bet the farm that its ratings would blow away the 49ers-Seahawks, too.
I'd be fine with flexing the Packers/Bears to Sunday night on the 16th. Niners/Seahawks on the 23rd is a bigger game for both of those teams and could be deciding the division championship.
Is the 16th the published schedule or did it get flexed? I'm thinking it is the original.