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NFL Week 18: Schedule, Odds, Games to watch

The NFL season has nearly reached its conclusion, and there is just one week left of the campaign.

Week 18 should provide plenty of entertainment, with five playoff spots still up for grabs heading into the final weekend of action.

With several teams fighting for their spot in the playoffs, we have selected our top three games to look out for in Week 18.

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Location

Time (ET)

TV

Spread

Baltimore Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers

M&T Bank Stadium

4:30pm (Saturday)

ABC, ESPN

Steelers -4

Indianapolis Colts

Houston Texans

Lucas Oil Stadium

8:15pm (Saturday)

ABC, ESPN

Colts -1.0

New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons

Caesars Superdome

1pm

CBS

Saints -3.0

Tennessee Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Nissan Stadium

1pm

CBS

Jaguars -5.5

Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bank of America Stadium

1pm

FOX

Buccaneers -4.5

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Paycor Stadium

1pm

CBS

Bengals -7.0

Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings

Ford Field

1pm

FOX

Lions -3.5

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Gillette Stadium

1pm

FOX

Patriots -1.5

Los Angeles Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs

SoFi Stadium

4:25pm

CBS

Chargers -3.5

Las Vegas Raiders

Denver Broncos

Allegiant Stadium

4:25pm

FOX

Raiders -2.5

San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Rams

Levi’s Stadium

4:25pm

FOX

49ers -4.0

Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

State Farm Stadium

4:25pm

FOX

Seahawks -2.5

Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears

Lambeau Field

4:25pm

CBS

Packers -3.0

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

MetLife Stadium

4:25pm

CBS

Eagles -5.0

Washington Commanders

Dallas Cowboys

FedEx Field

4:25pm

FOX

Cowboys -13.0

Miami Dolphins

Buffalo Bills

Hard Rock Stadium

8:20pm

NBC

Bills -3.0

AFC South rivals aiming for division title

WhatHouston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts
WhereLucas Oil Stadium
When8:15pm ET, Saturday, January 6
How to watchABC, ESPN
OddsColts -1.0, Texans -120 ML

There's a good reason why this game was picked for the Week 18 Saturday night game. The Houston Texans travel to face the Indianapolis Colts, with both teams still harboring hopes of winning the division.

With one game left, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Colts and Texans are all locked on 9-7, and all eyes will be on Lucas Oil Stadium.

Both the Texans and Colts have won three of their last five games, but Houston will fancy their chances of succeeding after quarterback C.J. Stroud returned from a concussion last week.

The Colts are 4-4 at home, so they are vulnerable, and they will secure the AFC South title if they win and the Jaguars lose. 

Houston will clinch the title in the same circumstances, while both teams will secure a playoff spot through the wild card with a win, even if the Jaguars secure the division crown.

NFC South duo need Bucs to slip up

WhatAtlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
WhereCaesars Superdome
When1pm ET, Sunday, January 7
How to watchCBS
OddsSaints -3.0, Falcons +145 ML

The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints will put it all on the line when they meet at the Caesars Superdome on Sunday afternoon.

As NFC South rivals, there will be no love lost between the pair, but they both need the division leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers to slip up.

Tampa leads the way with an 8-8 record, and even though the Saints have matched that, the Buccaneers are set to take on the Carolina Panthers, the worst team in the NFL this year.

The Falcons have struggled under Arthur Smith in recent weeks, losing three of their last four, and they have been poor on the road, losing six of their eight away matches.

New Orleans will expect to win the contest after winning three of their previous four, while they are 4-3 on home soil.

The Saints need to win and hope other results go their way, with both the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks needing to tie or lose to help them on their way, while the Falcons need to win and hope the Bucs lose to clinch the title.

Bills hoping to capitalize on the road

WhatBuffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins
WhereHard Rock Stadium
When8:20pm, Sunday, January 7
How to watchNBC
OddsBills -3.0, Dolphins +140 ML

The Buffalo Bills will look to snatch the AFC East crown from the Miami Dolphins when the two teams meet on Sunday evening.

Buffalo have endured their fair share of issues this season, but they have improved since they sacked offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey in November. His replacement, Joe Brady, has helped the Bills move into the playoff picture, and they have a 94 per cent chance of making the postseason.

Divisional rival Miami has led the way for most of the season in the AFC East, but some injuries have slowed down their progress. Mike McDaniels' team have lost two of their last four, and injuries to Bradley Chubb, Connor Williams, Jaelan Phillips, Isaiah Wynn, and Xavien Howard have certainly not helped their chances of finishing at the top of the division.

Buffalo will win the division with a victory, while they could clinch a playoff spot with a tie, or if the Steelers and Jaguars lose or tie, or if the clash between the Texans and the Colts ends in a tie.

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