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NFL Week 18 Sunday Schedule and Game Picks: Who makes the final playoff push?

The Packers could manage to reach the #6 seed with some help, but they need to take care of their own business first this afternoon.

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Today is the final day of the NFL’s 2023 regular season, and after today’s 14 games, we will finally have the full set of playoff rankings for next week’s Wild Card round. There were a whopping 20 teams still mathematically alive in the playoff hunt entering week 18, and of course that group includes the Green Bay Packers, who can clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Chicago Bears this afternoon.

The Packers are not locked into the 7th and final NFC playoff seed, however, as they could reach the 6th spot with a win and some help. That assistance would need to come in the form of a win by the San Francisco 49ers over the Los Angeles Rams, with both teams planning to sit some starters. Both teams will sit their quarterbacks, making this game a Sam Darnold vs. Carson Wentz matchup rather than Brock Purdy vs. Matthew Stafford.

Later on, the Sunday Night Football matchup will feature a winner-take-all game between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills for the AFC East title. It should be a great day of football today, so tune in, check out our picks below, and enjoy all of the games across the season’s final Sunday.

Week 18 Sunday Schedule

Visiting Team Home Team Venue City, State Time (CT) TV Network
Visiting Team Home Team Venue City, State Time (CT) TV Network
Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN 12:00 PM CBS
Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints Caesars Superdome New Orleans, LA 12:00 PM CBS
Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals PayCor Stadium Cincinnati, OH 12:00 PM CBS
Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions Ford Field Detroit, MI 12:00 PM FOX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC 12:00 PM FOX
New York Jets New England Patriots Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA 12:00 PM FOX
Chicago Bears Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Green Bay, WI 3:25 PM CBS
Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ 3:25 PM CBS
Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium Inglewood, CA 3:25 PM CBS
Dallas Cowboys Washington Commanders FedEx Field Landover, MD 3:25 PM FOX
Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA 3:25 PM FOX
Seattle Seahawks Arizona Cardinals State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ 3:25 PM FOX
Denver Broncos Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, NV 3:25 PM FOX
Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 7:20 PM NBC

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