In a battle of top seeds, the 49ers host the Ravens in a potential Super Bowl preview on Monday Night Football on Christmas Day.
Few matchups on the 2023 calendar have been as epic-looking as this one, a Week 16 Monday Night Football clash between two 11-3 teams who happen to sit atop their respective conferences, the AFC-leading Baltimore Ravens and the NFC-leading San Francisco 49ers.
And it's a battle between two legitimate MVP candidates, too, in Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Niners quarterback Brock Purdy, each of whom have started to separate themselves from the remaining contenders in recent weeks.
Perhaps Monday night will reveal who winds up taking home the hardware.
In the bigger picture, though, both teams are vying to hold onto that top seed. And while Monday's primetime game on Christmas day could essentially be a Super Bowl preview, both Baltimore and San Francisco have other business to handle about wrapping up as much as they each can in terms of postseason standings.
Still, Monday's showdown should be a dandy between the NFL's two most elite teams.
49ers, Ravens team history on Christmas Day games
The 49ers have played only once before on Christmas, a 1993 loss to the Houston Oilers by a low score of 10-7.
The Ravens, meanwhile, have played twice on Christmas Day, the first time a 30-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings back in 2005.
In 2016, Baltimore lost a close AFC North showdown 31-27 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
49ers vs. Ravens game time and location on Christmas
The Niners will be the hosts for Monday Night Football, meaning the game will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Kickoff time is on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25 at 8:15 p.m. ET.
49ers vs. Ravens betting odds for Monday Night Football, Week 16
San Francisco is opening up as a 5.5-point home favorite, according to the oddsmakers at FanDuel.
The 49ers' moneyline is -240, while Baltimore's moneyline is +198.
The over/under for the game is 45.5.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
49ers vs. Ravens TV broadcast for Monday Night Football
ABC will handle television coverage for the Niners and Ravens game on Monday night.
The primetime game will be broadcast across the country.
49ers vs. Ravens live stream
Fans who prefer live-streaming the game can do so via fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial for first-time users.
Additionally, in-market fans can go to 49ers.com or download the official 49ers app.