Bucs vs. Eagles Start Time, TV Channel, How to Watch Online: Why Is Thursday Night Football Not on Amazon or Fox?
Credit: Mike Ehrmann, Getty. Tom Brady celebrates after a touchdown pass against the Miami Dolphins.
- Thursday Night Football in Week 6 features Bucs at Eagles, as Philadelphia looks to build momentum after a furious comeback last week, while Tampa looks to survive a tricky spot with a slightly banged up Tom Brady.
- This week's game will not be on streaming Amazon Prime or Fox like last week, and will be broadcast only on NFL Network and the NFL's app. Most of the remaining TNF games will be on Amazon Prime (members only) and Fox.
- Here's everything you need to watch Thursday Night Football.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs will take on the Philadelphia Eagles to kick off Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season. This iteration of the Brady vs. Philly saga will take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday Night Football.
Both teams enter the matchup on a good note after wins in Week 5. Brady led a Bucs drubbing of the Miami Dolphins that was good for a 45-point performance while the Eagles mounted a second half comeback to earn an upset win over the Panthers.
Here is everything viewing and betting related that you need to know before the Thursday Night Football showdown between the Buccaneers and the Eagles.
Buccaneers vs. Eagles Start Time
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 14
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Standard procedure is in order regarding the timing of this game, as it will kick off at 8:20 as will every Thursday Night Football game.
The Bucs have already played two primetime games this season and they’ve won both. Tampa Bay opened the 2021 NFL season with a walk-off win against the Dallas Cowboys and was victorious in Brady’s New England homecoming two weeks ago on Sunday Night Football.
Philly lost its lone primetime game up to this point, falling to the Cowboys on Monday Night Football. This is the last scheduled primetime game for the Eagles, though they could always get flexed into a Sunday Night slot later in the year. The Bucs have one SNF and one MNF game on the calendar, but the same caveat applies to them as well.
How to Watch Thursday Night Football
- TV: NFL Network
- Stream: NFL.com/NFL app (cable subscription required)
Though most of the remaining Thursday Night Football games will be aired on FOX, the NFL Network and Amazon, this game will only be featured on the NFL Network.
This means that the only way to watch this game on TV is to have a cable subscription. The best way to get a free stream is to sign up for a trial of Fubo.TV, Sling TV, Hulu Live or YouTube TV.
Here is the full Thursday Night Football schedule:
|Week||Matchup||TV Channel & Stream|
|6||Eagles vs. Bucs||NFL Network|
|7||Browns vs. Broncos||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|8||Cardinals vs. Packers||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|9||Colts vs. Jets||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|10||Dolphins vs. Ravens||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|11||Falcons vs. Patriots||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|12||Saints vs. Bills||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|13||Saints vs. Cowboys||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|14||Vikings vs. Steelers||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|15||Chargers vs. Chiefs||FOX, NFLN, Amazon|
|16||Titans vs. 49ers||NFL Network|
- Bucs -6.5
- Eagles +6.5
- Total: 52.5
DraftKings opened this line at Bucs -7.5 before early movement pushed the line to -7 by Tuesday. It’s now at -6.5 as the home dogs’ odds get shorter. However, some books such as PointsBet still have the Buccaneers at -7.5, so there’s a bit of a discrepancy on the spread.
The point total opened at 50 but has shot up to 52.5 in a few days, possibly due to the prolific performance from the Bucs’ offense on Sunday and the optimism surrounding the Jalen Hurts-led Eagles.
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