THE Jacksonville Jaguars have clinched a play-off place for the primary time in 10 years and hope to hit the post-season in prime type.
With simply two weeks of the common season left, Blake Bortles and Co will wish to proceed a surprising run that has seen them win three in a row – and 7 of the final eight.
A month in the past this sport would have had Jaguars win written throughout it, however Jimmy Garoppolo arrived in California and promptly led his group to a few wins in a row.
Here is all you should know in regards to the NFL sport on Christmas Eve.
What time is kick off?
The sport kicks off at 9.05pm UK time on Sunday, December 24.
Our associates in California are a full eight hours behind us, so it’ll little doubt be a sunny afternoon within the Bay space.
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What TV channel can I watch it on?
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event with coverage starting at 9pm.
It is also available on Sky Sports Action.
What are the play-off implications?
Not many, as the Jacksonville Jaguars (10-4) have already reached the play-offs (the last time they did so was 2007!), while the 49ers (4-10) are already out of contention.
But this game will see the NFL’s two in-form teams go head-to-head.
Blake Bortles and Jimmy Garoppolo have both had their share of doubters over their young careers, but could be two of the league’s stars in the very near future.
What are the latest odds?
Our friends at SunBets have the Jaguars (4/9) as favourites over San Francisco (7/4).
What is the team news?
49ers veterans Joe Staley and Elvis Dumervil didn’t practice this week, but it was not injury related and they are expected to play.
However, the home side does have some problems with nine players only taking part in limited sessions this week and another two definitely out.
For the Jaguars, Bortles – who was questionable himself but will play – will be without Marqise Lee, Marcedes Lewis and maybe Larry Pinkard (concussion) in the passing game.
There is good news, however, with star men Leonard Fournette, Jalen Ramsey and Dante Fowler all expected to play.