NFL Week 18 flexed schedule: Cowboys-Eagles meet Saturday, Chargers-Raiders shut common season on ‘SNF’



The NFL has introduced the ultimate nationally televised contests of the common season, two of which shall be on Saturday and the together with the ultimate “Sunday Evening Soccer” matchup of the yr. Listed here are the three matchups flexed for Week 18: 

Saturday, Jan. 8

Sunday, Jan. 9

The Saturday doubleheader is new for the ultimate week of the common season. ESPN’s contract now consists of two Saturday video games with playoff implications through the ultimate week of the season, involving groups enjoying to remain alive for a wild card berth, division title, convention seeding, or first-round bye. These video games shall be performed on ESPN and ABC concurrently. 

The NFL has had the chance to flex the “Sunday Evening Soccer” finale for the reason that 2006 TV contract — which gave NBC the rights to the Sunday evening package deal. The 2017 season was the lone yr the league didn’t train the choice to finish the season on Sunday evening, because of the ultimate Sunday of the season being on New Yr’s Eve. 

The Week 18 recreation is decided solely by the league, which means neither CBS nor Fox can “shield” that recreation. The league seeks to flex a matchup wherein not less than one staff should win in an effort to qualify for the playoffs, no matter what occurs within the different Week 18 video games — therefore why the Raiders and Chargers have been chosen for the “Sunday Evening Soccer” matchup. 

The networks for every recreation shall be introduced Monday. 

Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Inexperienced Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.
New Orleans at 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 at Miami, 4:25 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m.



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