NFL reveals date, time for 49ers-Rams Week 18 matchup

NFL reveals date, time for 49ers-Rams Week 18 matchup originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

The time and date of the 49ers' Week 18 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams officially has been set.

San Francisco (12-4) will face playoff-bound LA (9-7) at 1:25 p.m. PT on Sunday, Jan. 7, at Levi's Stadium.

The NFL officially announced the full Week 18 schedule Sunday night.

With the 49ers officially securing the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed Sunday after a 27-10 win over the Washington Commanders and a Philadelphia Eagles loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Week 18 matchup with the Rams means a lot less than it could have.

It remains to be seen which 49ers starters will rest against the Rams, but with the first-round playoff bye secured, most of San Francisco's starters are unlikely to play in the regular-season finale.

The Rams punched their playoff ticket Sunday with a 26-25 win over the New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks' 30-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and either will be the NFC's No. 6 or No. 7 seed. LA likely will play most if not all of its starters against San Francisco in an effort to improve its seeding.

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