Who’s playing ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV Channel, NFL Week 15 Game Schedule
The NFC South can be decided in the Sunday Night Football game of week 15. Or not. But even if they don’t, it will be difficult for the division-leading team to waste a four-game lead in the division at this point in the season.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers face a magic number of one the rest of the season. They only have to win once and the NFC South crown and one of the top four seeds in the NFC playoff race will be theirs. If they do it on Sunday it will be all the rage as it will deal a blow to one of their rivals as they battle for a playoff spot.
The Saints are just 6-7 this season, but they’re definitely still in the playoff race. They are part of a group of teams tied for last place in the NFC playoffs right now, but they will need to win a few more games to separate themselves from the pack.
New Orleans are healthier after missing a handful of key players during their five-game losing streak, and Taysom Hill led the team to a victory over the Jets. Can he make two in a row against the Buccaneers? The Bucs are big favorites, but neither Tom Brady nor Bruce Arians have beaten the Saints in the regular season.
Can Tampa Bay succeed this time around? They hope to do so within the friendly confines of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.
More information on the Week 15 game can be found below, as well as everything you need to know about how to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’.
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Who’s playing ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight?
- Match: Saints among the buccaneers
- Site: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The Saints (6-7) travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers (10-3) in a clash that could determine the fate of the NFC South.
The Bucs can officially clinch the division with a victory over the Saints. They are currently four games ahead of New Orleans and Atlanta in the division and with four games to go in the season, they’re almost on the verge of doing so. They just can’t lose and see the Saints or Falcons win to close the season.
Tampa Bay came close to taking a huge lead against the Bills last week. They were leading 24-3 at halftime, but saw the Bills come back strong in the second half and force overtime. They escaped thanks to a big game from Breshad Perriman, but they will have to be a little more careful against the Saints.
Tom Brady’s Bucs are just 1-3 against the Saints since the start of last season. Their only victory came when it mattered most in the playoffs, but they have lost every regular season encounter to date. Brady will be looking to remedy that with a lot of things on the line during “Sunday Night Football”.
As for the Saints, they are starting to be healthier, but it could prove to be a tough game for them. Taysom Hill is expected to start as a quarterback and one of his greatest strengths is his ability to rush. The Bucs are excellent against the run and are allowing the third fewest rushing yards per game this season (91.2), so Hill and Alvin Kamara will need to reverse that to generate some offense.
Defensively, the Saints should come out against the Buccaneers. Cameron Jordan missed his career opener last week, but if he returns, the Bucs won’t be able to run much on the strong Saints front and their sixth-place race defense. The passing game is another story, but at least they can put pressure on Brady.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Dated: Sunday December 19
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers game against the Saints kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.
What channel is showing “Sunday Night Football” tonight?
NBC is home to “Sunday Night Football” as always, and the network will be showing the Buccaneers vs. Saints in Week 15. Gaming man Al Michaels will be in the booth with analyst Cris Collinsworth. Michele Tafoya will be the lineman for the match after a few weeks of hiatus during which she was replaced by Kathryn Tappen.
Drew Brees, Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, Chris Simms, Mike Florio, Jac Collinsworth and Maria Taylor will be among the personalities who will host NBC’s pre-game and halftime coverage.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest using NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN.
NFL Live Stream for “Sunday Night Football”
All “Sunday Night Football” matches are broadcast on NBC, which holds the exclusive rights to broadcast the program. As such, the network’s online platforms, including the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports.com, are the best places for cable and satellite subscribers to watch the game. Peacock, the company’s relatively new streaming service, will also offer the games for free.
For cord cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football”. Below you will find all of them.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||To free?||Cost||Free try?|
|Yahoo! Sports application||No||Yes||–||–|
|fuboTV||No||No||$ 60 / month||Yes|
|AT&T TV now||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Slingshot television||No||No||$ 35 / month||No|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
2021 New Orleans Saints Calendar
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 12||against the packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||September 19||among the panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|3||September 26||among the Patriots||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|4||October 3||against the giants||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|5||October 10||to WFT||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|seven||25 october||at Seahawks||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||October 31||against Bucs||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|9||November 7||against hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|ten||November 14th||among the Titans||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|11||21 November||to the Eagles||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|12||25 november||against invoices||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|13||December 2||against the cowboys||8:20 p.m.||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|14||December 12||at Jets||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|15||December 19||in Bucs||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|16||December 27||against dolphins||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||January 2||against the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 9||among hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 9||against the cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||CNB|
|2||September 19||against hawks||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||September 26||among rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|4||October 3||among the Patriots||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|5||October 10||against dolphins||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|6||October 14||to the Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox|
|seven||24 october||against bears||4:25 p.m.||SCS|
|8||October 31||to Saints||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|ten||November 14th||to WFT||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|11||22 november||against the giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||28 november||at Colt||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|13||December 5||among hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|14||December 12||against invoices||4:25 p.m.||SCS|
|15||December 19||against the saints||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|16||December 26||among the panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|17||January 2||at Jets||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 9||against the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
Sunday night football schedule 2021
|1||September 9 (Thu)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|September 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||September 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||September 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||October 3||New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||October 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||17 october||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|seven||24 october||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||October 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||November 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|ten||November 14th||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||21 November||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||28 november||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||December 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||December 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||December 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||December 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||January 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|18||January 9||To be determined|