Not quite the same as getting flexed out of Sunday Night Football, but the December 12th 49ers/Bengals game was flexed from a 10:00 AM PST start to 1:25 PST to give the game more visibility. This comes on the heels of the NFL flexing the 49ers/Seattle game this weekend out of the Sunday Night spot. The Bengals gams is on CBS (local channel 5) so adjust your schedules accordingly. 49ers Bengals holds some historical significance beyond the fact that the 6-5 49ers and the 7-4 Bengals are both in the playoff hunt.
There is of course Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XXVIII. Super Bowl XVI was the coming out party of our own 16, Joe Montana as the 49ers behind Bill Walsh and a rookie secondary roared through the NFL in 1981 laying to waste everyone in their path. Remarkable in its unexpectedness, and a huge rush for us fans as we had suffered through so many bad seasons after the heartbreak of the Brodie years.
Super Bowl XXVIII was the icing on the Team-of-the-80s cake as the 49ers led a stunning 85 yard drive with time running out to seal the deal as John Candy looked on from the sidelines. It would be fitting for Chris Collinsworth to call the game, seeing as his rookie season was that 1981 Super Bowl season for Cincy, and the 1988 Super Bowl season for Cincy was his last.
Speaking of flexing, Deebo, Warner, and Greelaw will all miss at least this game.