The NFL regular season ends today with 14 of the 18 games in 16 weeks setting the playoff fields for both the AFC and NFC, in addition to the 2023 draft order. While the race for the final playoff spots in the AFC and NFC is also hotly contested, the top seeds (and corresponding byes) in both conferences are yet to be determined.
The 1:00 PM ET wave has eight games and highlights the AFC North Championship matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. That game only receives local coverage on CBS, but the network shows Bills-Patriots matchups across much of the country. Browns-Steelers and Texans-Colts are also exhibited exclusively at local markets. Panthers-Saints matches are only covered locally on FOX. In addition to local markets, Buccaneers and Falcons games can also be seen in most parts of Texas with the exception of Houston.
The action picks up in the second half wave with fewer games, but more volume in the aftermath of the playoffs. In addition to the Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles, Green Bay and Detroit are also scheduled to participate in the Rams-Seahawks game.
CBS’s latest offering is straightforward. Chargers-Broncos can be found in Central and South Oregon (Justin Herbert Factor) and Kansas City, in addition to local markets. NFC as they host the Giants.
Sunday Early Shift (1:00 PM ET)
Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, FOX
Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens at CBS
Carolina Panthers of the New Orleans Saints, FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns, CBS
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, CBS
Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, FOX
New England Patriots at CBS’s Buffalo Bills
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins, FOX
Late Sunday (4:25 PM ET)
Washington Commanders Dallas Cowboys, FOX
New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles, CBS
Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers, FOX
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks, FOX
Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers at CBS
“Sunday Night Football” (5:20 PM ET)
Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions, NBC