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49ers-Eagles game time pushed back because of winter storm

  • Workers remove snow from the stands at M&T Bank Stadium during a winter storm, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, in Baltimore. The Baltimore Ravens will host the Chicago Bears in an NFL football on Sunday. A blizzard-like storm rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday, crippling travel across the region and causing tens of thousands of power outages. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

PHILADELPHIA — The 49ers will be back on Pacific time Sunday when they face the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

Because of a winter storm that blanketed the area with snow, the NFL announced kickoff for Sunday's game will be pushed back three hours to 1:15 p.m. (PT). It is the same starting time the 49ers are accustomed to for Sunday games at Candlestick Park.

"In anticipation of the storm and as a public safety concern, the change was made to accommodate fans and allow more time for city and stadium personnel to clear streets and walkways in and around the stadium," the NFL announced in a statement.

The game will be televised on FOX, Channel 2, as originally scheduled. The 49ers arrived in Philadelphia on Friday evening and held a walk-through practice Saturday at an indoor practice facility.


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