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Ways to Watch and Listen in the UK: Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers (NFC Championship)

NFL Schedule Lexicon

Conference: There are 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) that are split evenly between two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The 49ers play in the NFC.

Division: Each conference is broken down into 4 divisions: East, North, South and West. Each division has 4 teams, who play each other twice a year. The 49ers are in the NFC West along with the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

Home: 49ers games played at Levi’s® Stadium.

Away: Games where the 49ers are on the road to play at the opposing team’s stadium.

Primetime: Primetime games are the matches that air in the evening in the United States. Every game aired in these time slots is aired nationally and the only game being played at that time. There are at least three primetime games every week: “Thursday Night Football,” “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football.”

Week: The NFL season consists of 272 total games, with each of the NFL’s 32 teams playing 17 matches during an 18-week period with one Bye week off. The NFL generally schedules games in five time slots during the week. The first game of the week is played on “Thursday Night Football” and the final game of each week is played on “Monday Night Football.”