clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

What channel Bengals vs. Bucs is on, how to watch it via live stream, what time it starts

The Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are facing off for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason, airing on local television. We break down how to watch the matchup, particularly if you’re outside the broadcast region.

Will Brady and Evans click again this season in Tampa?

The Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet up in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will air on WFLA 8 (NBC) in Bucs local market, while you can find more specific Bengals broadcast info here.

Given that this is the preseason, we’ll see plenty of unknown and lesser known faces on the rosters. To keep track of who you’re watching checking out the Bengals roster and the Buccaneers roster.

The Bucs got hot late in the season and made an improbable run to win the Super Bowl. The champs first time back on the field won’t be the spectacle it will be when the regular season kicks off, but fans will still be excited to welcome Tom Brady and his crew back to Ray Jay. Cincy will need to monitor second-year QB Joe Burrow as he slowly returns from an ACL tear he suffered late last season. So far, reports out of Bengals camp is that Burrow has looked shaky, so that’s one thing to keep an eye on if he sees the field against Tampa.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this preseason contest, you’ll need to dig a little deeper for streaming options. While regular season games are usually available outside the two local markets, preseason games are much more limited. To view this game via live online stream, you’ll need to use NFL Game Pass. If you are not planning on watching every week of the preseason, the service offers a free seven-day trial.

The Bucs are a 6-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and -265 on the moneyline. The Bengals are a +215 moneyline underdog with the game’s point total is installed at 33.5.