It’s been a wild season for the Green Bay Packers. They have their customary 13 wins with another game left to play, home field advantage in the playoffs, and the sole first-round bye in the NFC playoff bracket. Aaron Rodgers has put together an MVP-caliber season, and the task is now on Matt LaFleur to ensure that the playoffs going through Lambeau pays off for the Packers, who haven’t made the Super Bowl since 2011.
On Sunday, they go up against the Detroit Lions, who are ready for the season to be over so they can just move on. The Lions, 2-13-1 on the season, have shown a lot of fight under first-time head coach Dan Campbell, but the talent on the roster simply hasn’t been there. Amon-Ra St. Brown has emerged into a strong receiver for the Lions, but there are clearly a lot of holes on this roster that need to be filled.
The Packers have indicated they’ll be playing their starters in Week 18, as they look to carry momentum into the playoffs. Davante Adams is coming off of a big week against the Vikings, catching 11 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings were simply overpowered by the Packers on “Sunday Night Football,” with Green Bay easily picking up a 37-10 win to clinch the NFC regular season title.
They’ll need all the support they can get in a deep conference. The Rams, Buccaneers, and Cowboys have all been formidable all year, with the Cardinals also getting off to the league’s hottest start. The Packers have lost in the NFC Championship Game in each of the past two years, so the obvious goal is to avoid losing in the postseason a third straight year after a standout regular season.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Packers vs. Lions this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 18 NFL schedule.
What channel is Packers vs. Lions on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- TV channel (Green Bay): WLUK
- TV channel (Detroit): WJBK
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Packers vs. Lions will be broadcast regionally on local Fox affiliate channels in Week 18. Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen will be in the booth for Fox, while Pam Oliver handles sideline reporting. Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino will be Fox’s rules analysts.
You can find the Packers’ away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 384, while the Lions’ home broadcast airs on channel 229.
In Canada, viewers can watch Packers vs. Lions with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
Packers vs. Lions start time
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 9
- Kickoff: 1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. PST
Packers vs. Lions is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Local markets, the Western United States, and the South will have this game in Fox’s early slot.
Green Bay Packers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Saints||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|2||Sept. 20||vs. Lions||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|3||Sept. 26||at 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|6||Oct. 17||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Washington||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|8||Oct. 28||at Cardinals||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL/FOX|
|9||Nov. 7||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Sehawks||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. L.A. Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|15||Dec. 19||at Ravens||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|16||Dec. 25||vs. Browns||3:30 p.m. ET||NFL/FOX|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Vikings||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|18||Jan. 9||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
Detroit Lions schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. 49ers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|2||Sept. 19||at Packers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Ravens||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|5||Oct. 10||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Bengals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|7||Oct. 24||at L.A. Rams||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Eagles||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|10||Nov. 14||at Steelers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|11||Nov. 21||at Browns||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|12||Nov. 25||vs. Bears||12:30 p.m. ET||FOX|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Vikings||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|16||Dec. 26||at Falcons||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|17||Jan. 2||at Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Packers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|