How to Watch Patriots vs Buccaneers: Live Stream, TV Channel, Sunday NFL Game Start Time
through 3 quarters
The New England Patriots need a win to tie it up, but for now it could go either way. They and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in a 13-13 stalemate after three quarters, promising an exciting conclusion. Both teams try to put their recent losses behind them.
The Patriots leaned on QB Mac Jones, who had two touchdowns and 216 yards on 29 attempts, and TE Hunter Henry, who pulled one off receiving a touchdown. Jones was efficient, scoring 161.20.
New England are struggling to protect the pocket and have allowed four sacks. They are going to have to protect Jones better if they are to have any chance of winning this game.
Tampa Bay @ New England
Current records: Tampa Bay 2-1; New England 1-2
What there is to know
The New England Patriots homestand continues as they prepare to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 8:20 p.m. ET on October 3 at Gillette Stadium. Both teams suffered a loss in their last game, so they will have a lot of motivation to get the â€œWâ€.
New England took a heavy blow last week as they lost 28-13 to the New Orleans Saints. A silver lining for the Patriots was the play of WR Kendrick Bourne, who caught six passes for a touchdown and 96 yards. Bourne’s performance made up for a slower clash against the New York Jets two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay fell to the Los Angeles Rams last week, losing 34-24. The losing team was bolstered by QB Tom Brady, who had a touchdown and 432 yards on 55 attempts in addition to a rushing touchdown. Brady had a 146.50 passer rating.
The Patriots are expected to lose that next par 7. Their home turf has not been punters’ heaven as they have failed to beat the lead in two of their two home games.
The losses put New England at 1-2 and Tampa Bay at 2-1 reciprocal. A few defensive numbers to keep in mind before kick-off: New England rank second in the league in passing yards allowed per game, averaging just 180. On the other end of the spectrum, the Buccaneers are the worst in the NFL for passing yards allowed per game, averaging 348.7.
How to watch
- When: Sunday at 8:20 p.m. ET
- Or: Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Massachusetts
- TV: CNB
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 299.00
Buccaneers are strong 7-point favorite against Patriots, latest says NFL odds.
The line drifted a bit towards the Buccaneers, as the game opened with the Buccaneers as 5.5-point favorites.
Over / Under: -111
History of the series
New England won the only game these two teams have played in the past seven years.
- October 05, 2017 – New England 19 vs. Tampa Bay 14