NFL Week 18 schedule: Patriots to face Bills Sunday at 1 p.m.; rest of final week game times revealed

Barry Chin/Globe Staff
The Bills defeated the Patriots, 24-10, in their first meeting of the season Dec. 1.

The Patriots will face the Bills in Buffalo Sunday at 1 p.m., the NFL announced Monday.

The league had kept its Week 18 schedule open to maximize competitive balance. The Jets will face the Dolphins at the same time as the Patriots-Bills game, putting all four AFC East teams in action simultaneously.

The Patriots (8-8) can clinch the seventh and final AFC playoff spot with a victory. The Bills, who face the Bengals on “Monday Night Football” to close out Week 17, are 12-3 and trying to keep pace with the 13-3 Chiefs in the race for the AFC’s top seed.


The Dolphins are 8-8, while the Jets are in last in the AFC East at 7-9.

Here’s the full schedule for Week 18, which will be played Saturday and Sunday, with no Monday game in the season’s final week.


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