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One of the important AFC wild card spots is up for grabs as West division rivals Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders meet in the NFL regular-season finale on “Sunday Night Football” (NBC, Jan. 9 @ 8:20 p.m. ET). Las Vegas has won three in a row after holding off Indianapolis 23-20 on Jan. 2. The Chargers beat the Raiders 28-14 at home in Week 4 behind three Justin Herbert touchdown passes.
With a victory by the Los Angeles Rams (12-4) over the playoff-contending San Francisco 49ers (9-7) (Jan. 9 @ 4:25 p.m. ET), the Rams win the NFC West. But a Rams loss coupled with an Arizona win over Seattle (also, Jan. 9 @ 4:25 p.m. ET), the Cardinals secure the division and a home game on Wild Card weekend, while the 49ers will also earn a postseason spot.
Deebo Samuel (SF) has tallied eight touchdowns in his last eight games. San Francisco has won five in a row over Los Angeles after a 31-10 victory in Week 10.
Arizona snapped a three-game slide with a 25-22 triumph at Dallas in Week 17. The Cards can move up to the No. 2 seed with wins by both Carolina and San Francisco.
The following is the complete Week 18 NFL regular season schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks (subject to change) and scheduled announcers.
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 @ 4:30 p.m.
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (ESPN/ABC)
Announcers: Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Laura Rutledge (reporter)
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 @ 8:15 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN/ABC/ESPN Deportes)
ESPN/ABC: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter)
ESPN Deportes: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega, John Sutcliffe
Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Evan Washburn (reporter)
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (Fox)
Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Jonathan Vilma (analyst), Lindsay Czarniak (reporter)
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (Fox)
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Greg Olsen (analyst), Pam Oliver (reporter)
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (CBS)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst), Sherree Burruss (reporter)
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analyst), AJ Ross (reporter)
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (Fox)
Announcers: Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Aqib Talib (analyst), Megan Olivi (reporter)
Washington Football Team at New York Giants (Fox)
Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Jen Hale (reporter)
Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 @ 4:25 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (Fox)
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Shannon Spake (reporter)
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (Fox)
Announcers: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Mark Sanchez (analyst), Laura Okmin (reporter)
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), Melanie Collins (reporter)
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (Fox)
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Tom Rinaldi (reporter)
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Jay Feely (analyst), Jenny Dell (reporter)
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 @ 8:20 p.m.
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders (NBC/Peacock/Universo)
NBC/Peacock: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Kathryn Tappen (reporter)
Universo: Carlos Mauricio Ramirez (play-by-play), Jorge Andres (analyst)