NFL Week 18 scores, standings, playoff picture 2021-22: Raiders beat Chargers in OT; 49ers clinch; Bills win AFC East; Titans clinch No. 1 seed


The 2022 NFL Playoffs are just one week away and Super Bowl 56 is right around the corner. Here is the full schedule and final scores from Week 18, as well as final standings for the NFL Playoffs.

For more on the current NFL playoff picture, follow Pro Football Talk and check out the full NFL playoff schedule here.

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NFL Week 18 Scores, Results, Schedule

Saturday, January 8

4:30 p.m. ET

Kansas City Chiefs 28

Denver Broncos 24

8:15 p.m. ET

Dallas Cowboys 51

Philadelphia Eagles 26

Sunday, January 9

1:00 p.m. ET

Washington Football Team 22

New York Giants 7

Cincinnati Bengals 16

Cleveland Browns 21

Pittsburgh Steelers 16

Baltimore Ravens 13

Green Bay Packers 30

Detroit Lions 37

Indianapolis Colts 11

Jacksonville Jaguars 26

Chicago Bears 17

Minnesota Vikings 31

Tennessee Titans 28

Houston Texans 25

4:25 p.m. ET

New Orleans Saints 30

Atlanta Falcons 20

Seattle Seahawks 38

Arizona Cardinals 30

New York Jets 10

Buffalo Bills 27

Carolina Panthers 17

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41

New England Patriots 24

Miami Dolphins 33

San Francisco 49ers 27

Los Angeles Rams 24

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Los Angeles Chargers 32

Las Vegas Raiders 35

2021-22 NFL Standings, Playoff Picture

*Currently in playoff spot

AFC Playoff Picture 2021-22

  1. Tennessee Titans (12-5)* – clinched division title, number 1 seed
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)* – clinched division title
  3. Buffalo Bills (11-6)* – clinched playoff berth
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)* – clinched division title
  5. Las Vegas Raiders (10-7)* – clinched playoff berth
  6. New England Patriots (10-7)* – clinched playoff berth
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1)* – clinched playoff berth

NFC Playoff Picture 2021-22

  1. Green Bay Packers (13-4)* – clinched division title, number 1 seed
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4)* – clinched division title
  3. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)* – clinched division title
  4. Los Angeles Rams (12-5)* – clinched playoff berth
  5. Arizona Cardinals (11-5)* – clinched playoff berth
  6. San Francisco 49ers (10-7)* – clinched playoff berth
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (9-8)* – clinched playoff berth

Check out ProFootballTalk for more on the race for the 2022 NFL Playoffs as well as game previews, recaps, news, rumors and more.

NFL quarterback rankings 2023: Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of upcoming NFL season


While the NFL is a league that is ever-changing, some things are set to stay the same in 2023 — like the revealing of Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown.

Last year’s list saw Josh Allen take his place atop the quarterback throne, with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert not far behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It was, however, Mahomes who would ultimately reign over all NFL quarterbacks at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old collected both the NFL MVP honors and his second Lombardi Trophy.

This NFL offseason, however, has brought some intriguing adjustments that are likely to shake up Simms’ rankings.

While some signal-callers such as Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson found their prolonged home with massive contract signings, others will be venturing to a new franchise in search of a fresh start. Aaron Rodgers‘ trade to the New York Jets is unquestionably the most staggering shift, but other quarterbacks on the move such as Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be forgotten.

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And with three of the first four picks in the 2023 NFL Draft being spent on a quarterback, emerging talent will likely turn the tides for some franchises this upcoming season.

See below for Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of the upcoming season. Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 Top 40 QB Countdown:

40. Desmond Ridder (ATL)

39. Sam Howell (WAS)

38. Bryce Young (CAR)

37. CJ Stroud (HOU)

36. Anthony Richardson (IND)

35. Mike White (MIA)

34. Gardner Minshew (IND)

33. Taylor Heinicke (ATL)

32. Jarrett Stidham (DEN)

31. Jordan Love (GB)

30. Davis Mills (HOU)

29. Tyler Huntley (BAL)

28. Andy Dalton (CAR)

27. Sam Darnold (SF)

26. Brock Purdy (SF)

25. Kenny Pickett (PIT)

24. Baker Mayfield (TB)

23. Justin Fields (CHI)

22. Jimmy Garoppolo (LV)

21. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

20. Mac Jones (NE)

19. Kyler Murray (AZ)

18. Derek Carr (NO)

17. Jared Goff (DET)

16. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)

15. Geno Smith (SEA)

14. Russell Wilson (DEN)

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Start time, how to watch, live stream, channel


With another exciting NFL Draft in the books, teams can now turn their gaze toward the road to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The path to Super Bowl glory, however, is about to become abundantly more clear with the 2023 NFL season schedule release.

This year’s NFL season schedule release is nearly here, with the entirety of the 2023 NFL schedule being unveiled on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and NFL Network. See below for everything you need to know for one of the offseason’s most anticipated events.

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When will the 2023 NFL season schedule be released?

While all 272 matchups have been known since the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, the order and dates for these games have remained a mystery. The secret is nearly out, however, with every NFL game on the brink of revelation.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch the 2023 NFL season schedule release?

The 2023 NFL season schedule release will take place Thursday, May 11 on Peacock, NFL Network, and the NFL app at 8 p.m. ET.

While the entirety of the schedule will be unveiled at that time, select games have already been and will continue to be released prior to the official event. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season schedule release, the following games will be announced:

Who will play in the 2023 NFL Kickoff game?

The first game of the 2023-24 NFL season will see the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Arrowhead Stadium.

The opponent that will meet Patrick Mahomes and company in Kansas City, however, remains to be revealed.

Which NFL teams have international games in 2023?

While the majority of the matchups set to take place next season have yet to be announced, the league has already revealed which teams will head overseas for international showdowns.

Below is the full list of international NFL games for the 2023-24 season, with three in London, U.K., and two in Frankfurt, Germany.

Falcons vs. Jaguars: Week 4, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

Jaguars vs. Bills: Week 5, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Ravens vs. Titans: Week 6, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Week 9, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

Colts vs. Patriots: Week 10, Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

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When is the Super Bowl and where will it be taking place?

Stars will be shining bright in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at the home of the Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.

This will be the first Super Bowl to ever take place in Las Vegas, which hosted the 2023 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL Draft.

Be sure to follow ProFootballTalk for the latest news, updates, and storylines about the upcoming NFL season!