Start Time for Chiefs' Week 18 Game vs Raiders Revealed

Isaiah De Los Santos
The start time for the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 18 game against the Las Vegas Raiders has been revealed.
The start time for the Kansas City Chiefs' Week 18 game against the Las Vegas Raiders has been revealed. / (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The final game of the Kansas City Chiefs' regular-season schedule is here. Kansas City travels to face the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 18, and with the team still in the hunt for the AFC's No. 1 overall seed, fans are eager to know when this contest kicks off.

Now the start time for Chiefs-Raiders has officially been revealed.

Kansas City and Las Vegas are slated to kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 7. This divisional clash will now air on ABC and ESPN as well after being moved up from Sunday.

It's no surprise to see this matchup receive the flex treatment from the NFL. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is in the middle of a magical season, and he could set several personal or franchise marks in Week 18. Football fans across the country will surely tune in to see him lead this dominant offense.

KC-LV in Week 18 also has major playoff implications. The Chiefs need a win against the Raiders to have a chance at clinching the No. 1 seed. Andy Reid's squad has different scenarios in play depending on how the Buffalo Bills fare against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, but a Bills win or loss still requires a victory from KC to have a shot at home-field advantage.

The end of the regular season will be full of drama as top teams jockey for position. It remains to be seen if it's Kansas City that ultimately emerges on top.

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