49ers adjust schedule for early Sunday kickoff

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49ers adjust schedule for early Sunday kickoff
January 8, 2014, 9:30 am
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The 49ers are 5-0 in three seasons under Jim Harbaugh in 1 p.m. starts in the Eastern time zone. (AP)

Programming note: Watch Wednesday’s 49ers press conference with Jim Harbaugh, Joe Staley and Frank Gore live on CSN Bay Area and streaming live right here at 11:55 a.m.

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers will hold practices earlier in the day this week in preparation for their NFC playoff game on the East Coast.

The 49ers face the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday at 1p.m. – or 10 a.m. (PT).

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The 49ers will slowly acclimate to the time change during the course of the week. The 49ers have their usual 1:35 p.m. practice time scheduled for Wednesday. On Thursday, the 49ers’ practice is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. -- 30 minutes earlier than their Thursday practice a week ago.

And on Friday the 49ers have moved up their practice time nearly two hours. The 49ers will begin practice at 9:15 a.m. before leaving their Santa Clara facility at 11:45 a.m. for their charter flight to Charlotte.

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The 49ers are 5-0 in three seasons under Jim Harbaugh in 1 p.m. starts in the Eastern time zone.

NFL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE
Saturday’s results
AFC: Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44
NFC: New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24

Sunday’s games
AFC: San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10
NFC: 49ers 23, Green Bay 20

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday
NFC: New Orleans at Seattle (FOX), 1:35 p.m.
AFC: Indianapolis at New England (CBS), 5:15 p.m.

Sunday
NFC: 49ers at Carolina (FOX), 10:05 a.m.
AFC: San Diego at Denver (CBS), 1:40 p.m.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 19
AFC Championship (CBS), noon
NFC Championship (FOX), 3:30 p.m.

Super Bowl XLVIII
Sunday, Feb. 2
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (FOX), 3:30 p.m.

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