The NFL has announced the final televised competitions for the regular season, two of which will be Saturday and this year’s “Sunday Night Football” final. Here are three flexi games for Week 18:
Saturday January 8
Sunday January 9
A new Saturday double header for the final week of the regular season. in ESPN The contract now includes two matches on Saturday With addon effects during the final week of the season, including teams playing to survive for the wild card berth, the division title, the conference rankings, or in the first round. These games will be played on ESPN and ABC simultaneously.
The NFL has had a chance to show the “Sunday Night Football” finale since the 2006 television decade — which gave NBC the rights to the Sunday Night package. The 2017 season was the only year the league did not exercise the option to end the season on Sunday night, given that the last Sunday of the season was New Years Eve.
The game of Week 18 is decided exclusively by the league, which means that CBS and Fox cannot “protect” this game. The league seeks to showcase a match in which at least one team must win in order to qualify for the playoffs, regardless of what happens in the other Week 18 matches – which is why the Raiders and Chargers were chosen for the “Sunday Night Football” match.
The networks for each game will be announced on Monday.
Pittsburgh in Baltimore, 1 pm
Cincinnati in Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Green Bay in Detroit, 1 p.m.
Tennessee in Houston, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis in Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Chicago in Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Washington at the New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Seattle Arizona, 4:25 p.m.
New Orleans in Atlanta, 4:25 p.m.
New York Jets at Buffalo, 4:25 p.m.
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m.
New England in Miami, 4:25 p.m.
Carolina in Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m.
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