49ers vs. Rams TV coverage map: Where Week 18 game will be broadcast

For those clamoring to see Sam Darnold get a full start for the Niners, Week 18 is your chance.

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51. Fox. 9-7. 49ers-Rams opening. 11-4. 42. 49ers -3.5. 4:25 p.m. ET. Sunday, Jan. 7

The Week 18 game between two NFC West rivals, the 49ers and Rams, won't mean much in NFL standings. But you'll still want to watch.

If the San Francisco 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Week 18, it'll be a continuation of regular-season dominance that stretches back to 2018 when LA last defeated the Niners in a non-playoff setting.

Of course, if Los Angeles turns the script and finally wins one against San Francisco, 49ers fans can easily blame it on the fact that head coach Kyle Shanahan elected to rest a good chunk of his starters, including quarterback Brock Purdy.

Although the Rams are going to rest their starting quarterback, Matthew Stafford, too.

That means Sunday's tilt will be a fight between two former highly drafted quarterbacks who never quite panned out to desired expectations, San Francisco's Sam Darnold and LA's Carson Wentz.

Why? Because, at least in terms of the greater playoff picture, Week 18 won't matter to either team. The Niners already clinched the No. 1 seed, and LA is locked in at No. 6 as a Wild Card. No matter the outcome, both teams will stay put.

So, why risk key starters to injuries with the postseason around the corner?

Oh, that's right. You're here to find out where the game will be broadcast.

49ers vs. Rams TV broadcast map, Week 18

Fox will handle broadcasting duties for these two NFC West rivals, and the game will kick off on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 4:25 p.m. from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Almost all of California will be able to tune in and watch Fox's TV broadcast.

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Courtesy of 506 Sports, the game (in blue) will be shown in parts of Nevada, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, and almost all of Michigan with some trickling into Ohio and Wisconsin.

As far as Michigan getting plenty of Niners versus Rams, perhaps those in charge recognize Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh's ties to San Francisco as he prepares for the College Football Playoffs' National Championship.

Or, the same group is paying homage to Stafford's lengthy stay with the Detroit Lions.

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