Week 18 schedule changes: Chargers-Raiders moves to Sunday Night Football

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The NFL announced three schedule changes for Week 18.

The Chiefs and Broncos will move to 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, followed by the Cowboys and Eagles at 8:15 p.m. ET Saturday. Both games are on ESPN and ABC.

The Cowboys already have clinched the NFC East, and the Eagles secured a wild-card berth Sunday. The Chiefs still are playing for seeding, while the Broncos are eliminated.

The Chargers-Raiders game is moving to Sunday Night Football on NBC at 8:20 p.m. ET. That is a win-or-go-home game.

The other 13 games will be played Sunday afternoon. The league moved Seattle at Arizona, New Orleans at Atlanta, the Jets at Buffalo, San Francisco at the Rams, Carolina at Tampa Bay and New England at Miami to 4:25 p.m. ET. The other seven games Sunday remain at 1 p.m. ET.

20 responses to “Week 18 schedule changes: Chargers-Raiders moves to Sunday Night Football

  1. Ravens would have one of those spots by now.
    Lamar was never the issue as they shown, kept losing without him .

  2. I’m sure the Chiefs players were just THRILLED to hear this news break at freaking 10:45pm.

  3. The former legendary SB-winning Raider coach and Sunday Night Football announcer John Madden will be there in spirit carring the RAIDAAS to the playoffs, GO CARR! What a tremendous human being, he is the glue that kept this team together through much adversity. They have the makings of a Cinderella team with 5 last-second walk-off wins (BAL,MIA,DAL,CLE,INDY). Is John Carlson the next Adam Vinateiri?

  4. whichever team wins Sunday night, will have to face either the chefs or titans — which means a quick exit from the playoffs.

  5. As a Chiefs fan, if they don’t get the #1 seed, then they need to position themselves to NOT play Patriots/Chargers. Best to play Raiders/Colts. Since the Chiefs have been flexed to Saturday, late afternoon, kind of hard to have any control. Just win and go from there. Had it not been for a ref controlled/Park Avenue game they would still be the 1 seed. Can’t have Title game run thru KC/small market 4 straight years, bad for business. Bet Patriots get #1 seed for the larger market.

  6. This is what vegas was looking for. High caliber game in prime time for a playoff birth!

  7. What’s the point of moving the Chiefs Broncos game? The Titans hold the number one seed right now. Wouldn’t it make more drama to have the Titans play first and then if they lose it makes the KC/Den game more meaningful?

  8. All week 18 games should be played on Sunday, that way no playoff bound team gets an extra day to prepare for their first round game.

  9. chief4ever says:
    January 3, 2022 at 3:25 am

    ….Bet Patriots get #1 seed for the larger market.

    Not likely. Pats are playing in Miami where they traditionally struggle. Buffalo has Jets at home. Does anyone think they are losing to the Jets at home?

  10. “ Buffalo has Jets at home. Does anyone think they are losing to the Jets at home“
    Did anyone think they would lose on the road to the Jaguars???

  11. Derek Carr is not a good QB!
    Top 5 in passing with a new O-line, lack of a consistent running game, no #1 WR, with a #3/4 WR Zay Jones having to step into a #2 role is super impressive. Do you only pay attention to TD-INT ratios? Carr would be MVP if he had the kind of weapons Mahomes has. In fact, he would top 5,000 yards. He’s an elite QB, the Raiders have been bad awhile so no one really pays attention.

  12. Renfroe is a #1, OK but not many guys behind who can consistently play in a 1/2 WR role.

  13. Just read something interesting, if colts manage to lose to jags, la/lv could both get in with a tie. I hope the jags can win so we can see a miracle 0-0 tie on sunday night football to close the regular season lol.

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