The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host their NFC South rival in the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Here is how to watch this NFC South rivalry game online.
Week 14 of the 2016 NFL season is upon us. One of the most important games happening this weekend in the NFL will be between the New Orleans Saints (5-7) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5).
Kickoff from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 11. FOX will have the late afternoon telecast. The available live stream can be found on FOX Sports Go.
Rivals New Orleans and Tampa Bay have not met this season. This will be the first of two annual meetings between these NFC South foes. They will meet again in the Big Easy on Saturday, Dec. 24 in Week 16.
This game is significant for both teams. Tampa Bay is tied with the Atlanta Falcons (7-5) atop the NFC South standings. Atlanta and Tampa Bay split their season series with the road teams winning both games.
Tampa Bay needs to win more games in the NFC South to win the division. Three of the Buccaneers’ next four games are in the division. That will determine if Tampa Bay wins the NFC South or gets into the NFC Playoffs as a Wild Card team.
New Orleans has to win on Sunday to stay alive in the NFC Playoffs race. The Saints have three more NFC South games left on the slate: two with Tampa Bay and one with arch rival Atlanta at the Georgia Dome in Week 17.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11 Time: 4:25 p.m. ET Location: Tampa, Florida Venue: Raymond James Stadium TV Info: FOX Live Stream:FOX Sports Go
According to OddsShark.com, the Buccaneers will be laying 2.5 points at home to the visiting Saints. The associated moneylines are Tampa Bay -145 and New Orleans +125. This game’s over/under comes in at a combined 51.5 points.
Tampa Bay is playing its best ball in recent weeks. The Saints have been ebb and flow all year, but have shown the ability to play up to elite teams in the NFL. Tampa Bay is good, but not quite elite. This will be one of the better games on tap in Week 14 in the NFL. Glad to see that it is a late afternoon kickoff in Tampa.