In an odd and perhaps unfortunate twist of fate, the San Francisco 49ers will travel to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers for a Monday Night Football game that is really unfortunate.
The NFC West, which is now figuring to be down with two of three teams flirting with .500 or worse, gets a prime-time assignment against a team who is still considered a dark horse for a Super Bowl run.
That is not good TV.
Nonetheless, the juggernaut that is C.J. Beathard and the Niners will likely meet a buzzsaw in Green Bay.
The Packers who are coming off of an embarrassing loss against the Lions 31-23, will look to rebound against a team who lost to the winless Cardinals 28-18.
Beathard will need a big game against the Packers. Against the Cardinals, he went 34 of 54 for 349 yards and two touchdowns. He’d also throw two interceptions that did not help the Niners effort.
In the offseason, a matchup featuring Aaron Rodgers and an up and comer in Garoppolo looked like an interesting Monday Night game. In the wake of the Jimmy G. injury, Niners at Packers looks like bad timing for a network perennially lacking in big games.
This is just another in a string of those bad games.