How to Watch the NFL’s Week 18 Saturday Doubleheader on January 8

  • Reading time:6 mins read
nfl football

The season finale of the National Football League’s first 18-week regular season has finally arrived. The last week of the NFL season will see teams compete against division rivals with some teams needing a win to lock in a playoff spot.  The AFC West and NFC East will feature a pair of teams from each division competing in the inaugural Monday Night Football: Doubleheader Saturday

Here’s a breakdown of where and how to watch all of the action on the gridiron.

The Games – Start Times and Channels

Saturday, January 8

Game Kickoff Time Network
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 4:30 PM ESPN/ABC/ESPn+
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles 8:15 PM ESPN/ABC/ESPN+

The 2022 AFC West Division winning Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) travel to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Broncos (7-9). The Chiefs locked up the division, which gave them a playoff berth, and they’re currently the second seed if the season ended today. With a win and a Titans loss/tie, the Chiefs can lock up the top seed in the playoffs and get the coveted first-round bye. If Kansas City and the Broncos tie, the Chiefs will need a Titans loss to gain the top seed, first-round bye, and home-field advantage. Denver would love nothing more than to play spoiler since they’re already eliminated from the playoffs.

The 11-5 Dallas Cowboys have won the NFC East and are currently the 4th-seed in the NFC if the season ended today. They’ll travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the 9-7 Philadelphia, who has locked a playoff spot and are currently the 7th-seed. Saturday will be the 126th game between these two bitter rivals, and the Cowboys lead the all-time series 71-54-0. When they played in Dallas earlier this season, America’s Team won convincingly 41-21.

How to Watch Week 18 of the NFL Season Without Cable

Fans will have plenty of options to watch all their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC.

Select games are available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.

Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry this week’s games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.

  • DIRECTV STREAM has ABC, CBS,ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, and NBC for $70/mo.
  • fuboTV offers ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX in their Family package for $65/mo. Sports Plus with NFL RedZone is only $10.99/mo for fans who want to watch every score and the biggest plays around the league on NFL RedZone.
  • Hulu + Live TV includes ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, and NBC for only $70/mo. Fans can watch the biggest plays of the day on NFL RedZone with the Sports add-on for only $10/mo.
  • Sling TV includes ESPN, ESPN 2, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX with their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo. Big plays, highlights, scores, and the best moments of the day are available on NFL RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on package for $11/mo.
  • Vidgo offers ABC, NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, and FOX for only $55/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special. Vidgo is the perfect service to catch all the big scores of the day as it includes NFL RedZone.
  • YouTube TV has ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for only $65/mo. With the Sports Plus add-on, fans can watch the biggest plays and scores on NFL RedZone for $11/mo.
  • ESPN+Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli will be available to stream on ESPN+. What has been dubbed as “The Manningcast,” will be available for 10 select games throughout the season and will be simulcasted on ESPN 2. For only $6.99/month, or annually for 69.99/year, subscribers can watch Peyton and Eli Manning(and guests) offer fans an in-depth and alternative perspective on Monday night’s game and the 2021-22 NFL season.
  • The Disney Bundle:  Enjoy the Manningcast on ESPN+, and hit movies, shows, and classics on Disney+ and Hulu (w/Ads) for only $13.99/month, or upgrade to Hulu (No Ads) for $19.99/month via The Disney Bundle.
  • Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game, Thanksgiving Day game, and Super Bowl LVI for only $5/mo.
  • Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.  
  • Prime Video will be broadcasting Thursday Night Football and will soon become its exclusive home. The streaming service will have a loaded schedule of games over the upcoming weeks. Fans can subscribe to Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month or $119 per year and get access to Prime Video, Free Two-Day Shipping, Amazon Music Prime, and much more.  For 8.99 per month, fans can subscribe to Prime Video to watch TNF, thousands of TV shows, and movies.

Predicting the Winners

Expect this to be a physical Saturday between two pairs of rivals. The Chiefs will likely allow some starters to rest, however, they’re still good enough to leave Denver with a win, and the AFC playoffs will end up going through Kansas City.

In the NFC, the Eagles have been a hungry team and they are going to look to avenge their beatdown back in September. Both teams are just looking to escape the regular-season finale without any major injuries, but with this being a rivalry game, tempers will flare, and the Eagles will fly high with a win.

How to Watch Your Favorite NFL Team

AFC East

AFC West

AFC North

AFC South

NFC East

NFC West

NFC North

NFC South

The post How to Watch the NFL’s Week 18 Saturday Doubleheader on January 8 appeared first on Cord Cutters News.