Who goes head-to-head in the final regular-season game? Week 18’s Sunday Night Football action sees the Los Angeles Chargers head to Sin City tonight to take on the Las Vegas Raiders in a win-and-in playoff scenario. The Chargers have looked the part at times this season, but can they prove it in this must-win game tonight? Keep reading below for more information regarding the start time, channel, and live stream options for Sunday Night Football, as well as a preview and prediction for the game.
- Channel: NBC
- Time: 8:20 PM ET
- Sunday Night Football live streams:
- NBC Sports App
- Hulu Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Locast (select markets)
- AT&T TV
- NFL Mobile App
Divisional rematches are always fun and even better when there’s a playoff spot on the line. These two teams faced each other in Week 4, where the Chargers navigated themselves to a 28-14 win. Since then, Los Angeles has only improved in many areas on the field. Not only are they healthier, but they have started to get things going in the right direction on defense.
QB Justin Herbert improves every week and has a great trio of receivers in Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Jalen Guyton. RB Austin Ekeler is healthy and full systems go for Week 18. The Chargers are a squad that many of the top teams in the AFC would hope to avoid on Wild Card Weekend, considering their ability to turn it on at a moment’s notice. The lows can be bad, but the highs are exhilarating.
The Raiders’ season has been a rollercoaster of emotions. A lot has happened, from the sudden and surprising termination of head coach Jon Gruden to the multiple incidents of questionable off-field behavior from players.
Nevertheless, we’re in Week 18 talking about if the Raiders can make the playoffs. The players on this team need to be applauded for continuing through when everything around the organization seemed to be collapsing.
QB Derek Carr has performed well this year and played his team into five walk-off wins to put the Raiders in this position. Carr, however, did not play well in the first matchup against the Chargers, and he will need to improve to help Las Vegas’ surprising run.
This will be a very close and competitive game against two teams desperately wanting a shot at the Lombardi Trophy. With that said, the Raiders will fall short as Herbert has this offense firing on all cylinders.
- Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams – September 12
- Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – September 19
- Final: Ravens 36, Chiefs 35
- Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – September 26
- Final: Packers 30, 49ers 28
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots – October 3
- Final: Buccaneers 19, Patriots 17
- Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – October 10
- Final: Bills 38, Chiefs 20
- Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers – October 17
- Final: Steelers 23, Seahawks 20 (OT)
- Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – October 24
- Final: Colts 30, 49ers 18
- Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings – October 31
- Final: Cowboys 20, Vikings 16
- Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams – November 7
- Final: Titans 28, Rams 16
- Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders – November 14
- Final: Chiefs 41, Raiders 14
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers – November 21
- Final: Chargers 41, Steelers 37
- Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – November 28
- Final: Ravens 16, Browns 10
- Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs – December 5
- Final: Chiefs 22, Broncos 9
- Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – December 12
- Final: Packers 45, Bears 30
- New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – December 19
- Final: Saints 9, Buccaneers 0
- Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys – December 26
- Final: Cowboys 56, Washington 14
- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 2
- Final: Packers 37, Vikings 10
- Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders – January 9