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

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Who plays in the penultimate version of the regular season Sunday Night Football? Here’s who you’ll be watching and what’s at stake in Week 18.

Sunday Night Football this week features a high-stakes game that is win-and-get-in to the NFL Playoffs for one team that seemed dead in the water multiple times this year, and a division rival that would love to play spoiler.

This game was flexed into the primetime slot and should be a great way to cap off the NFL’s regular season. Here’s who you’ll be watching in Week 18.

Who plays on Sunday Night Football tonight, January 8th?

  • Matchup: Lions @ Packers; 8:20 PM ET
  • Location: Lambeau Field; Green Bay, WI

You can watch the game on Fubo.tv.

The Packers, if they win this game, are in the playoffs. The Lions, on the other hand, need to not only win, but also see the Seahawks lose to the Rams.

So, the Packers may be the only team with something to play for, but as a division rival, the Lions will want to spoil this one no matter what for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay.

According to FiveThirtyEight’s model, the Packers have dipped as low as about 5% odds to qualify for the postseason this year. Now, their fate is entirely in their hands as they’ve won four games in a row, including an impressive victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17.

Going into Week 18, FiveThirtyEight gives the Packers a 61% chance of making the playoffs. 

How many prime time games do the Detroit Lions have this year?

The Lions were without a primetime game when the schedule first came out, and were flexed in for their sole primetime appearance this year.

How many prime time games do the Green Bay Packers have this year?

The Packers had six primetime games this year. Originally they were scheduled for five before the flex. They are 2-3 in primetime games so far this year.

Last time Detroit Lions won on Sunday Night Football

The Lions haven’t won on Sunday Night Football since the 2018 season when Matt Patricia was leading the team against his former employer, the New England Patriots. The Lions won then, 26-10. That was also the most recent time they’ve played on SNF.

Last time Green Bay Packers won on Sunday Night Football

The Packers beat the Chicago Bears 27-10 earlier in the 2022 season on Sunday Night Football. They’ve appeared two other times this year alone on Sunday Night Football, losing the two most recent appearances to the Bills and Eagles.

Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers matchup history

This long-standing series is led by the Packers, 105-74-7. The Packers have lost two in a row, the most recent loss coming earlier this season that sparked a 7-2 run the Lions are in the midst of.

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