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NFL Week 18 Sunday Schedule: Chargers & Raiders get winner-take-all game on SNF

One of the two AFC West teams will earn a Wild Card berth with a win today. Meanwhile, the NFC seeding will be decided behind Green Bay as the 1.

Las Vegas Raiders v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The final NFL Sunday of the 2021 regular season is here, finally bringing a close to the campaign for 18 of the league’s 32 teams. One of those teams is the Detroit Lions, who host the Green Bay Packers today in an early game with the Packers having clinched the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

Most seasons end up with a winner-take-all game for a divisional title, but that will not happen today. Although a division or two is still up for grabs, the teams competing for those divisions do not play one another. Instead, the only win-and-you’re-in game of the season’s final day comes in the AFC West, where two teams will meet with a Wild Card berth on the line.

The Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers get the Sunday Night Football matchup as a result, with the winner of the game going into the playoffs and the loser being eliminated. Both teams are 9-7 on the season, but either is guaranteed a postseason spot by reaching 10 wins. Either team could end up as high as the 6th seed, depending on the other results of the day.

In the NFC, seeding is up for grabs. A win by the Dallas Cowboys last night puts some pressure on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win and maintain their lead for the 3rd seed, while the Rams need a victory over the 49ers to ensure a division title and the 2-seed. Meanwhile, the 49ers need a win or a Saints loss to lock in a Wild Card berth.

Join us at APC here all day long as we follow along with the results of today’s games and look ahead to next week’s Wild Card matchups.

NFL Week 18 Sunday

Visiting Team Home Team Venue City, State Time (CT) TV Network
Visiting Team Home Team Venue City, State Time (CT) TV Network
Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, MD 12:00 PM CBS
Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field Jacksonville, FL 12:00 PM CBS
Tennessee Titans Houston Texans NRG Stadium Houston, TX 12:00 PM CBS
Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Ford Field Detroit, MI 12:00 PM FOX
Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland, OH 12:00 PM FOX
Washington Football Team New York Giants MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ 12:00 PM FOX
Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN 12:00 PM FOX
Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 3:25 PM CBS
New York Jets Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium Orchard Park, NY 3:25 PM CBS
New England Patriots Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 3:25 PM CBS
San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium Inglewood, CA 3:25 PM FOX
Seattle Seahawks Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ 3:25 PM FOX
New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA 3:25 PM FOX
Los Angeles Chargers Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, NV 7:20 PM NBC