Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 18 game

The final “Sunday Night Football” showdown of the regular season will be the most critical of all. As usual, NBC has set a win-and-go scenario for the final game of the 2021 NFL season, with two divisional rivals battling for a final wild-card spot.

The Chargers and Raiders are the two teams struggling to stay alive and make the 2022 NFL playoffs. Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the Chargers were sure of a spot, while the Raiders were probably outside looking ahead. inside.

However, the Raiders have stayed alive thanks to a three-game winning streak, while a shock loss to the Texans put the Chargers firmly in the playoff bubble. Los Angeles is still the favorite for one of the final spots, but the Raiders have persevered quite a bit this season, so they will certainly be emotionally ready for this contest.

Will the Chargers win and make the postseason or will it be the Raiders’ turn to shine? Find out more about the Week 18 matchup below, plus everything you need to know about watching “Sunday Night Football.”

Who is playing on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?

  • Match: Chargers vs. Raiders
  • Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Chargers (9-7) travel to Las Vegas to face the Raiders (9-7) in a winner-take-all game.

The Chargers and Raiders are in the middle of the playoff race, but due to the way the schedule falls, it is highly likely that only one of them will make the postseason tournament. The Colts would have to lose to the Jaguars for both to do it. That is unlikely.

As such, both Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be excited about this game, as both are likely to play for their lives in the playoffs. The Chargers have an excellent offense led by Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, so they hope to repeat the 28-14 victory they had over the Raiders earlier in the season.

In the meantime, the Raiders will look to rely on Josh Jacobs against poor defense against the run and hope Derek Carr plays a solid game as well. The Raiders defense has allowed 15.7 points per game during their three-game winning streak, so if their defense shows up at this spot, this competition could end up being close.

Neither Brandon Staley nor Rich Bisaccia have coached in the playoffs before, as each is in their first year in charge of a franchise. Bisaccia only took over for the Raiders mid-season after the Jon Gruden email scandal resulted in the veteran coach’s resignation. If he can lead Las Vegas to the postseason amid all the drama they have faced this year, that would be impressive.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Sunday, January 9
  • Hour: 8:20 pm ET

The game Chargers vs. Raiders will begin at 8:20 pm ET. The game will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What channel is “Sunday Night Football” on tonight?

“Sunday Night Football” continues to air on NBC, as always, and picked up a divisional rivalry of winning and entering the Chargers vs. Chargers game. Raiders for Week 18. Play-by-play man Al Michaels and analyst Cris Collinsworth will take over the booth, while secondary reporter Michele Tafoya will also play a major role in the broadcast.

Drew Brees, Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, Chris Simms, Mike Florio, Jac Collinsworth and Maria Taylor will be some of the personalities who will present the pre-game and halftime coverage of the NBC game.

Streamers will be able to watch this contest using NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, Peacock, or fuboTV. offering a free trial.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN.

NFL Live Stream for ‘Sunday Night Football’

All “Sunday Night Football” games are broadcast on NBC, which owns the exclusive broadcast rights for the show. As such, the network’s online platforms, including the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports.com, are the best places for cable and satellite subscribers to watch the game. Peacock, the company’s relatively new streaming service, will also offer the games for free.

For cable cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.

Streaming option Cable subscription required? Free? cost Free Trial?
nbc sports Yes Yes
Peacock No Yes
NFL app Yes Yes
yahoo! Sports app No Yes
fuboTV No No $ 60 / month Yes
AT&T TV now No No $ 55 / month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $ 55 / month Yes
sling television No No $ 35 / month No
YouTube television No No $ 65 / month Yes

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Schedule

Week Date Adversary Start time TV
one September 12 in Washington 1 pm ET CBS
two September 19th against cowboys 4:25 PM Eastern Time CBS
3 September 26 in bosses 1 pm ET CBS
4 4th of October against assailants 8:15 pm ET ESPN
5 October 10th against browns 4:05 pm ET CBS
6 October the 17th in the crows 1 pm ET CBS
8 31 October against patriots 4:05 pm ET CBS
9 November 7 in eagles 4:05 pm ET CBS
10 November 14th against vikings 4:05 pm ET Fox
eleven November 21 against the steelers 8:20 pm ET NBC
12 November 28 in the broncos 4:05 pm ET CBS
13 December 5th in flares 1 pm ET Fox
14 December 12th against giants 4:05 pm ET Fox
fifteen December 16 against bosses 8:20 pm ET Fox / NFLN / Amazon
sixteen December 26 in jeans 1 pm ET CBS
17 January 2 against broncos 4:05 pm ET CBS
18 January 9th in the assailants 4:25 PM Eastern Time CBS

2021 Las Vegas Raiders Schedule

Week Date Adversary Start time TV
one September 13th against crows 8:15 pm ET ESPN / ABC
two September 19th in the steelworkers 1 pm ET CBS
3 September 26 against dolphins 4:05 pm ET CBS
4 4th of October in chargers 8:15 pm ET ESPN
5 October 10th against bears 4:05 pm ET CBS
6 October the 17th in the broncos 4:25 PM Eastern Time CBS
7 October 24th against eagles 4:05 pm ET FOX
9 November 7 in giants 1 pm ET CBS
10 November 14th against bosses 8:20 pm ET NBC
eleven November 21 against bengalis 4:05 pm ET CBS
12 November 25 in jeans 4:30 pm ET CBS
13 December 5th against Washington 4:05 pm ET Fox
14 December 12th in bosses 1 pm ET Fox
fifteen December 18 or 19 in browns Determined Determined
sixteen December 26 against broncos 4:25 PM Eastern Time CBS
17 January 2 in the foals 1 pm ET CBS
18 January 9th against chargers 4:25 PM Eastern Time CBS

Sunday Night Football Schedule 2021

Week Date Match
one September 9 (Thursday) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
September 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
two September 19th Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 September 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 October 3 New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 October 10th Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 October the 17th Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 October 24th San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 31 October Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 November 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10 November 14th Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
eleven November 21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 November 28 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 December 5th Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 December 12th Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
fifteen Decembre 19th Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
sixteen December 26 Washington Soccer Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 January 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 January 9th Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders