Buffalo Bills in Tampa Bay Buccaneers broadcast News, Advertisers, Streaming, Radio & TV, Week 14
What a punch 1-2 for Buffalo Bills fans. First, the Bills suffered another deflating setback against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, falling from 14 to 10 in windy and snowy conditions in a Week 13 clash on the Monday night football.
Now, with their playoff life in desperate need of a spark, the Bills (7-5) are heading south to take on a familiar foe: defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3), who is quarterback by future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, who was the appellant of Belichick during the Patriots’ 20-year reign over the AFC East.
Buffalo and Tampa Bay both entered the 2021 season with Super Bowl aspirations, but the Buccaneers have a four-game lead in the NFC South while the Bills have lost 1.5 games behind New England in the AFC East title race.
These two teams face off as CBS premiered the Week 14 late telecast, with the kick off set for 4:25 p.m. EST Sunday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium.
The Bills find themselves in seventh place in a crowded AFC playoff photo after the latest loss to New England. Buffalo has fallen to 3-3 in its last six games and has lost despite New England quarterback Mac Jones completing just 2 of 3 passes for 19 yards. Instead, Belichick and the Patriots went back in time running 46 times for 222 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown from Damien Harris.
Buffalo’s red zone woes resurfaced, converting just one of four trips into the red zone into a touchdown while not scoring any runs in back-to-back red zone appearances in the fourth quarter when a touchdown would have given advance to Buffalo.
Brady and the Buccaneers recorded their third straight victory and eclipsed 30 points in a game for the seventh time in 12 games, topping the Atlanta Falcons 30-17 in Week 13. Brady had four touchdowns (two to former Patriot Rob Gronkowski) and completed 38 of 51 passes for 368 yards. Chris Godwin clocked a franchise record of 15 passes for 143 yards, while Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea each added two sacks for the first-place Buccaneers.
Sunday’s game is the 12th all-time between these teams. Tampa Bay holds a 7-4 all-time series lead, including winning two of the last three games.
The Bills last faced the Buccaneers, Stephen Hauschka’s third field goal with 14 seconds remaining took Buffalo to a 30-27 victory at Orchard Park on Oct. 22, 2017.
LeSean McCoy had two rushing touchdowns, Tyrod Taylor completed 20 of 33 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown, Deonte Thompson had four passes for 107 yards, and rookie Matt Milano recorded a key interception to propel the Bills to the Victoire.
The last time Buffalo visited Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers earned a 27-6 victory on December 8, 2013. Buffalo hasn’t won in Tampa Bay since the 1991 season, when the Hall of Fame member Jim Kelly hit Keith McKeller for 29 yards. scored in the fourth quarter to end a tie 10 and give the Bills a 17-10 victory on September 22, 1991.
Buffalo is listed as a 3.5 point underdog against Tampa Bay. The Bills will wear their white jersey with white pants and a white helmet. Here are all the ways to watch Sunday’s game from home:
TV Program / Streaming / Radio
Dated: Sunday 12 December 2021
Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
Channel: The game will air on CBS on WIVB and CFTO in Buffalo, WROC in Rochester, WKTV, WTVH and WBNG in Syracuse, WBNG and WENY in Elmira, WKTV, WTVH and WRGB in Utica, WKTV, WRGB and WCWN in Albany, WWNY in Watertown and WSEE in Erie. See the distribution map.
Advertisers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (journalist).
Diffusion: FuboTV and the Buffalo Bills app (especially useful for those with DIRECTV)
Site: Raymond James Stadium | Tampa, Florida
Playback by radio playback: John Murphy and Eric Wood with secondary reporter Sal Capaccio.
In line: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Line: Buccaneers by 3.5
Bet: DraftKings Sportsbook
Dimensions / lines subject to change. The T & Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.
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Friday injury report
- Matchday Status: Released: DT Star Lotulelei (toe), TE Tommy Sweeney (hip).
- Questionable: FB Reggie Gilliam (ankle), DE Efe Obada (hip).
- Will play: DT Ed Oliver (chest).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thursday)
- Full participant: WR Jaelon Darden (concussion), CB Jamel Dean (concussion), OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder).
- Limited participants: DL William Gholston (wrist / knee), G Ali Marpet (abdomen), DL Vita Vea (knee).
- Haven’t practiced: C Ryan Jensen (ankle), S Jordan Whitehead (calf).