Pete Carroll not looking past Bills as Seahawks-49ers Week 16 game flexed to Sunday Night Football

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The Seattle Seahawks aren't looking to their primetime game against the San Francisco 49ers just yet. The Buffalo Bills are next on the schedule.

A 58-0 shellacking of the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday only added to the hype building around the Seattle Seahawks. Pete Carroll's team is now 8-5, not far from the San Francisco 49ers' 9-3-1 record that leads the NFC West. With the teams scheduled to meet in two weeks, it'd be easy to overlook Seattle's next game.

The game at Buffalo against the Bills hasn't escaped Carroll's attention at all, according to The Seattle Times. Asked about the flexed schedule and NBC picking up the Seattle-San Francisco game in two weeks -- and thus, moving the game into primetime -- the Seahawks head coach didn't want to discuss it:

"Whatever, it's moved back a little bit," Carroll said. "Two weeks from now.

"Nah, there's nothing to talk about. What does that mean? We'll just stay in the hotel a little bit longer, and then go play."

NBC originally had scheduled their Dec. 23 game to be between the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers.

Instead, the 49ers could potentially meet Seattle in a game for the division lead. The 49ers head to New England to face the red hot Patriots this week, and a San Francisco loss combined with a Seattle win would make the game scheduled for 5:20 p.m. PT a fight for the NFC West.

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