Sunday Night Football this weekend will feature a showdown between two five-win teams, neither of which will be the 49ers.
The 5-1 San Francisco 49ers are going to play a primetime game in Week 7, but fans of the red and gold will have to wait until Monday night to catch head coach Kyle Shanahan's team square off against the two-win Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
While that game will be enticing enough, fans surely won't want to miss the primetime bout before San Francisco and Minnesota.
In fact, Sunday Night Football is going to feature quite the showdown between two top-ranked teams with identical records as that of the 49ers.
And it should be an epic contest.
Eagles will host Dolphins on Sunday Night Football in Week 7
So, understandably, this might be one of the more entertaining Sunday night showdowns that fans have had on the docket this season, especially considering both teams are legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
Philly, with quarterback Jalen Hurts an MVP candidate yet again, brings a top-five offense to the fold when it hosts former San Francisco offensive coordinator, now-Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel and Co. And while the Eagles offense has been impressive, Miami's is No. 1 in the entire league. While Hurts has been impressive, so has Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who also has to be in the running for league MVP.
And it's hard to overlook the 70 points the Dolphins dropped on the Denver Broncos not long ago, tying a league record in the process.
The 49ers do have a rooting interest in this game, and it's not just from what transpired in the NFC Championship game last January. Ideally, McDaniel and the Dolphins help the Niners out by handing Philadelphia its second loss of the season, thereby giving the Niners a little extra space in the conference playoff standings.
The Eagles and Dolphins kick off Sunday Night Football on Oct. 22 at 8:20 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.