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NFL Games on TV Today (Sunday, Jan. 9)

NFL on TV Today

The NFL regular season wraps up with 14 games on Sunday

The first Week 18 in NFL history is ending as soon as it arrives, as  Sunday, Jan. 9, brings 14 games to wrap up the regular season.

Related: Expert Picks for Every Week 18 NFL Game

A whopping 11 of the games this week have either a playoff spot or seeding on the line, so plenty will be at stake. Two division titles, three wild-card spots, and the AFC's No. 1 seed are among the things up for grabs, so you'll be forgiven if it's hard to follow all the playoff scenarios for today.

With every game played within the division, there are plenty of great rivalry games, from Steelers-Ravens and Saints-Falcons to 49ers-Rams-49ers and Bears-Vikings. And, of course, on "Sunday Night Football," we'll get a win-and-your-in Chargers-Raiders matchup.

So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are 14 scheduled for today, Sunday, Jan. 9.

Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.

NFL Games on TV Today

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX

Neither starting quarterback will be playing, as Baker Mayfield is undergoing left shoulder surgery and Joe Burrow is resting for the playoffs. Still, the Bengals have a shot at the No. 1 seed if a few other games break right for them.

Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX

Neither team has much to play for in this one since the Packers have already clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed and the Lions have been out of the hunt since the jump. With a loss and a Jaguars win, though, the Lions would reclaim the No. 1 pick.

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. on FOX

With both teams out, the real question may be whether either head coach can save his respective job with a win. Matt Nagy and Mike Zimmer have been on the hot seat for a while now and are wrapping up disappointing campaigns.

Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX

After strong first campaigns with their new clubs, head coaches Ron Rivera and Joe Judge both had sophomore slumps. Which NFC East team will at least end its season on a high note?

Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. on CBS

Despite playing annually, the Colts haven't won in Jacksonville since 2014. Yes, the Colts were the only team to lose to the Jaguars last season. Could the Jags play spoiler again and keep the Colts out of the postseason?

Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. on CBS

One of the NFL's best rivalries will have a loser-goes-home format on Sunday, although both teams will need several other games to break their way to make the playoffs. The last team neither AFC North rival made the playoffs was 2013.

Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS

The Titans need a win or a series of extraordinary luck to clinch the AFC's No. 1 seed, although they did lose to the Texans in Week 11. Can Davis Mills end his impressive rookie season with another big upset win?

New England at Miami, 4:25 p.m. on CBS

The Dolphins routinely have the Patriots' number, and they've already beaten the Pats once this year. Another win would give them their first season sweep since Bill Belichick's inaugural season in New England in 2000.

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. on CBS

The beat-up Bucs barely topped the Jets last week, but they'll get another eminently beatable team to end the season. The Panthers, well, they'd just like to have some clarity on their quarterback situation for next season.

New Orleans at Atlanta, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

The Falcons would love nothing more than to keep their rivals out of the postseason, and they can do so with a second straight win over the Saints.

New York Jets at Buffalo, 4:25 p.m. on CBS

The Bills can wrap up a second straight AFC East title with a win at home, and it's hard to pick a better opponent than the Jets. This game has the largest spread of the week at 16 points.

San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

The Rams can clinch the NFC West with a win, while a victory would hand the 49ers a wild-card spot. As if this rivalry needed higher stakes to be interesting.

Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX

The Cardinals need a win and a Rams loss to win the NFC West, but without a first-round pick, the Seahawks have no reason to lie down for them. Arizona beat Seattle last time with Colt McCoy, though, so it should be easier with Kyler Murray back.

Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas, 8:20 p.m. on NBC (SNF)

What a great choice for "Sunday Night Football." The winner is headed to the postseason, although if the Colts lose earlier in the day, both teams could make the playoffs with a tie. Would they really choose to kneel out the entire game?