•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Why is there a Week 18 in the NFL this year? Full schedule for an extra week of football in 2021

11:53  03 january  2022
11:53  03 january  2022 Source:   sportingnews.com

Saints vs. Buccaneers live score, updates, highlights from NFL 'Sunday Night Football' game

  Saints vs. Buccaneers live score, updates, highlights from NFL 'Sunday Night Football' game Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Saints vs. Buccaneers on "Sunday Night Football." Follow for complete results from the NFL Week 15 game. MORE: Watch Saints vs. Buccaneers live with fuboTV (7-day trial) Saints vs. Buccaneers score Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F Saints 3 3 0 3 - Buccaneers 0 0 0 0 - Saints vs. Buccaneers updates, highlights from Sunday Night Football All times Eastern. 11:00 p.m.: INTERCEPTION SAINTS. Gardner-Johnson picks off a pass from Brady and allows the Saints to take over with 3:40 remaining. C.J.

The 2021 NFL season is the inaugural year for the league's 18-week, 17-game season.

This season was the first since 1978 where the number of games was changed. In 1978, the NFL moved from 14 games per season to 16. Now, it looks as though the 17-game season is here to stay for the next few years at least.

This weekend's Week 17 matchups will not mark the end of the NFL season. Week 18 games will be played Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, to finish out the 2021 season.

MORE: NFL's expanded schedule, explained

Here's what you need to know about Week 18 in the NFL this year.

Why is there a Week 18 in the NFL this year?

Back in March, the NFL owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that had been signed the previous year. With this new agreement, the NFL season expanded to 17 games from 16. The CBA runs through the 2030 season.

When do the NFL playoffs start in 2022? Date, TV schedule & updated AFC, NFC playoff brackets

  When do the NFL playoffs start in 2022? Date, TV schedule & updated AFC, NFC playoff brackets The NFL postseason is almost here. Here's everything you need to know about when the postseason contests are and how to watch them as 2022 rolls around.That is going to make the chase for 2022 playoff spots exciting as the NFL's regular season winds down.

The preseason was changed from four games to three games this season, and teams still only received one bye during the regular season.

A lot of the symmetry established by the previous NFL schedule model disappeared this season. For instance, half the league had the advantage of having nine home games, while the other half had nine road games scheduled. Also, each team's 17th game was determined by the divisional standings from the year before. For example, teams that finished first last year played each other this season.

MORE: How many teams make the NFL playoffs?

When is Super Bowl 2022?

The Super Bowl is normally held on the first Sunday of February, but the 17th game this season was tacked onto the end of the schedule instead of the beginning, so the Super Bowl was pushed back a week.

What NFL games are on Christmas in 2021? Times, TV channels, schedule for NFL Week 16

  What NFL games are on Christmas in 2021? Times, TV channels, schedule for NFL Week 16 The NFL is playing on Christmas Day in 2021. Here's a look at which teams are playing in the Saturday afternoon doubleheader and how you can watch the game.The NFL doesn't always schedule games for Christmas, but this year, the holiday falls on a Saturday. The NFL usually hosts Saturday night football games late in the season anyway, so the league figured that it would put a couple of games on the calendar as a result.

The Super Bowl was originally scheduled for Feb. 6, 2022; it will now take place on Feb. 13, 2022.

MORE: Updated 2022 NFL Draft order

Week 18 NFL schedule

The Week 18 games will mostly take place on Sunday, Jan. 9, with two games on Saturday, Jan. 8. There will be no "Thursday Night Football" or "Monday Night Football."

Saturday, Jan. 8

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Chiefs at Broncos 4:15 p.m. ESPN
Cowboys at Eagles 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, Jan. 9

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Packers at Lions 1 p.m. Fox
Colts at Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS
WFT at Giants 1 p.m. Fox
Bears at Vikings 1 p.m. Fox
Panthers at Buccaneers 1 p.m. Fox
Patriots at Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS
Saints at Falcons 1 p.m. Fox
Titans at Texans 1 p.m. CBS
Steelers at Ravens 1 p.m. CBS
Jets at Bills 1 p.m. CBS
Bengals at Browns 1 p.m. CBS
49ers at Rams 4:25 p.m. Fox
Seahawks at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. Fox
Chargers at Raiders 8:20 p.m. NBC

NFL playoff bracket, explained: How byes, seeding will work in 2022 with 17-game format .
The NFL will have 14 teams in the postseason for a second straight year. How does the league's new playoff format work? Here's a refresher as the 2022 NFL playoffs arrive.The move was originally met with skepticism.

usr: 0
This is interesting!