FOX and CBS both have dual shows in week 18, but what games will be available in your area?
The end of the NFL’s longest regular season has finally arrived with Week 18 kicking off Saturday afternoon. Two games will air on ESPN as part of a Week 18 special doubles schedule while the rest of the action unfolds on Sunday, which ultimately decides the final playoff field for the NFL.
CBS and FOX both have doubles programs this week, so fans should have access to seven NFL games in week 18. Read on to find out which games will be available in your area, as well as who will call the game. action, with this week’s NFL TV coverage maps courtesy of our friends at 506 Sports.
NFL Week 18 TV Coverage Cards
Saturday January 8
Monday Night Football Season Finals (ESPN / ABC)
Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) vs. Denver Broncos (7-9) (4:30): Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
Dallas Cowboys (11-5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) (8:15): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick
Saturday’s Week 18 games feature three playoff teams vying for the standings, which won’t have a huge impact on Sunday’s action. ESPN’s top college football broadcast team Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the game’s start in Denver before preparing for the national championship game on Monday night.
Sunday January 9
CBS (Early Window)
Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7-1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (8-8) (red): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis
Indianapolis Colts (9-7) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) (Blue): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta
Tennessee Titans (11-5) vs. Houston Texans (4-12) (green): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
CBS’s first window is highlighted by Steelers-Ravens, who could mark Ben Roethlisberger’s last game as Steeler, and will go to most of the country. Both AFC South clashes will be regionalized as the Colts look to secure a wild card spot with their first win at Jacksonville since 2014, while Tennessee can boost their Super Bowl chances by finishing the pitch with a win. against the Houston Texans.
FOX (Early Window)
Green Bay Packers (13-3) vs. Detroit Lions (2-13-1) (red): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (7-9) (Blue): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma
Washington Football Team (6-10) to New York Giants (4-12) (green): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston
Chicago Bears (6-10) vs. Minnesota Vikings (7-9) (Yellow): Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib
Not much is happening in terms of the playoffs in FOX’s opening window as Green Bay has already locked in home court advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. This match will go across the majority of the country as the Bengals-Browns cross-flex match impacts the classification scenarios in the AFC.
CBS (late window)
Carolina Panthers (5-11) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4) (red): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
New York Jets (4-12) vs. Buffalo Bills (10-6) (Blue): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
New England Patriots (10-6) vs. Miami Dolphins (8-8) (green): Spero Dedes, Jay Feely
CBS was cross-flex between the Panthers and the Buccaneers and chose to send Jim Nantz and Tony Romo to Tampa to see Tom Brady go for the NFC No.2 seed. This clash will share a fairly even distribution with Bills-Jets, who have the AFC East crown on the line for Buffalo, while Miami-New England is the most competitive game of this lot but won’t be seen outside of coverage. regional.
FOX (late window)
San Francisco 49ers (9-7) vs. Los Angeles Rams (12-4) (red): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Seattle Seahawks (6-10) vs. Arizona Cardinals (11-5) (Blue): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth
New Orleans Saints (8-8) vs. Atlanta Falcons (7-9) (green): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez
Final places for the NFC playoffs will be determined here, as the NFC West crown will be decided by the Rams-49ers, who will see Joe Buck and Troy Aikman at SoFi Stadium. The 49ers are also involved in the Wild Card race and need a New Orleans win or loss to get in.
Sunday Night Football (NBC)
Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (9-7): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Game 272 should be (barring a mind-blowing Colts loss in Jacksonville) a win-win affair between the Chargers and Raiders in Las Vegas. Al Michaels is back from a week off and will be on the call for the contest that will determine the final spot for the NFL playoffs in 2021.