The last match of the basic part of “Sunday Night Football” will be the most critical of all. As usual, NBC has prepared a win-and-in scenario for the final game of the NFL 2021 season, and two divisional rivals will compete for the final place on the wild card.
The Chargers and the Raiders are two teams struggling to stay alive and make it to the NFL playoffs in 2022. Until a few weeks ago, the Chargers seemed to have tried to attack one place, while the Raiders were probably outside and they looked inside.
However, the Raiders remained alive thanks to a series of three winning matches, while a shocking loss to the Texans put the Chargers firmly on the playoff bubble. Los Angeles is still preferred to win one of the last places, but the Raiders have lasted quite a long time this season, so they will certainly be emotionally prepared for this competition.
Will the Chargers win and get into the postseason, or will it be the Raiders’ turn to shine? Below is more about the 18th week match and in addition everything you need to know about how to watch “Sunday Night Football”.
MORE: Watch Chargers Vs. Raiders live with fuboTV (free trial)
Who’s playing Sunday night football tonight?
- Matchup: Chargers Raiders
- Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
The Chargers (9-7) travel to Las Vegas to compete with the Raiders (9-7) in the game the winner takes all.
The Chargers and Raiders are both in the center of the playoffs, but with the schedule falling, it’s highly likely that only one of them will make it to the post-season tournament. The Colts would have to lose to the Jaguary for both of them to do it. That is unlikely.
Both Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be strengthened for this match, as both are likely to play for their lives in the playoffs. The Chargers have a great offensive led by Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, so they will hope to repeat the 28-14 victories they had over the Raiders earlier this season.
Meanwhile, the Raiders will try to trust Josh Jacobs against a bad defense and expect Derek Carr to play a solid game as well. The Raiders’ defense allowed 15.7 points per game during their three-match winning streak, so if their defense appears at this point, the competition may end in a tie.
Neither Brandon Staley nor Rich Bisaccia trained before in the playoffs, as each of them is in charge of franchising for the first year. Bisaccia took over the Raiders in the middle of the season after Jon Gruden’s e-mail scandal resulted in the resignation of an experienced coach. If he could lead Las Vegas into a post-season situation in the midst of all the dramas they’ve dealt with this year, it would be impressive.
MORE: Complete picture of the NFL playoffs for week 18
What time does the NFL play tonight?
- date: Sunday, January 9
- Time: 20:20 ET
Game Chargers Vs. The Raiders will start at 8:20 PM ET. The match will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
Which channel has “Sunday Night Football” on tonight?
“Sunday Night Football” continues to air on NBC, as always, and in the game Chargers vs. The Raiders picked up a divisional rivalry between winners for Week 18. The man in the booth, while co-reporter Michele Tafoya will play a major role in the broadcast.
Drew Brees, Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, Chris Simms, Mike Florio, Jac Collinsworth and Maria Taylor will be among the celebrities who will host NBC’s pre-match and half-time news.
Streamers will be able to watch the competition via NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Meanwhile, spectators in Canada can watch the match at DAZN.
NFL Live for Sunday Night Football
All “Sunday Night Football” games are broadcast on NBC, which owns the exclusive broadcasting rights to the program. As such, the network’s online platforms – including NBC Sports 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 broadcast games for free.
There are plenty of “Sunday Night Football” live broadcast options for cable cutters. Below are all.
|Possibility of streaming||Do I need a cable subscription?||Free, relax?||Costs||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports applications||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 TV||No||No||$ 35 / month||No|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
Los Angeles Chargers schedule for 2021
|1||September 12||and Washington||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|2||September 19||vs. cowboys||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||at the chiefs||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|4||October 4||vs. Raiders||8:15 PM ET||ESPN|
|5||October 10th||vs. Browns||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|6||October 17||in Ravens||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|8||31.st October||vs. Patriots||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in the Eagles||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|10||November 14||vs. Vikings||4:05 PM ET||Fox|
|11||November 21||vs. Steelers||8:20 PM ET||NBC|
|12||November 28||in the Broncos||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|13||December 5||in Bengals||1:00 PM ET||Fox|
|14||December 12th||vs. Giants||4:05 PM ET||Fox|
|15||December 16||vs. at the customs||8:20 PM ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|16||December 26||at the Texans||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||vs. Broncos||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|18||January 9||in Raiders||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
Schedule Las Vegas Raiders 2021
|1||13th of September||vs. Ravens||8:15 PM ET||ESPN / ABC|
|2||September 19||at Steelers||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||vs. dolphins||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|4||October 4||u Chargers||8:15 PM ET||ESPN|
|5||October 10th||vs. Bears||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|6||October 17||in the Broncos||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|7||October 24||vs. Eagles||4:05 PM ET||FOX|
|9||November 7||in the Giants||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|10||November 14||vs. at the customs||8:20 PM ET||NBC|
|11||November 21||vs. Bengalis||4:05 PM ET||CBS|
|12||November 25||in Cowboys||4:30 PM ET||CBS|
|13||December 5||vs. Washington||4:05 PM ET||Fox|
|14||December 12th||at the chiefs||1:00 PM ET||Fox|
|15||December 18 or 19||at Browns||TBD||TBD|
|16||December 26||vs. Broncos||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||in the Colts||1:00 PM ET||CBS|
|18||January 9||vs. chargers||4:25 PM ET||CBS|
Football schedule on Sunday evening 2021
|1||September 9 (Thu)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dallas Cowboys|
|September 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||September 19||Baltimore Ravens Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||September 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||3rd of October||New England Patriots Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||October 10th||Kansas City Chiefs Buffalo Bills|
|6||October 17||Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks|
|7||October 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||31.st October||Vikings vs. Minnesota Vikings Dallas Cowboys|
|9||November 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||November 14||Las Vegas Raiders Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||November 21||Los Angeles vs. Chargers Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||November 28||Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns|
|13||December 5||Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers|
|14||December 12th||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||December 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers New Orleans Saints|
|16||December 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||January 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|18||January 9||Los Angeles vs. Chargers Las Vegas Raiders|