The New Orleans Saints have been a bit of a bugaboo for Bruce Arians’ Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s 1-5 against New Orleans in five regular season meetings as the Bucs’ head coach, but the Buccaneers got the better of the Saints in the playoffs last January in a 30-20 win en route to a Super Bowl victory. Regardless, after Jameis Winston went for the season in these two teams’ first meeting on Halloween, Trevor Siemian led the Saints to a 36-27 win in what might end up being the peak of the Saints’ season.

Since the Bucs’ loss to the Washington Football Team the week after that, Tampa has been rolling. They’ve won four straight games, most recently an overtime victory against the Buffalo Bills, and at 10-3 they sit atop the NFC alongside the Packers and Cardinals. Last week’s win snapped a streak of five straight games with an interception for Tom Brady, who looks like the favorite to win his fourth career MVP award.

There’s no denying, however, Dennis Allen’s Saints have given Brady’s Bucs issues. Last year on “Sunday Night Football,” the Saints ran away with a 38-3 win over the Bucs in primetime. Needless to say, circumstances are very different this year, but perhaps the Saints come in with some momentum after snapping a five-game losing streak against the Jets last week.

Taysom Hill is the other x-factor in any Saints game. However, the Buccaneers are third in the NFL against the run. The Saints are sixth in the league against the rush, which means this game has the potential to turn into an air raid. If that happens and Tampa is able to control the pace, it’s hard to imagine the Saints being able to keep up. They’ll have to force the Buccaneers to go against-type if they’re to have any type of chance against Tampa Bay this week.

Here’s what you need to know to watch Saints vs. Buccaneers this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 15 NFL schedule.
 
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What channel is Saints vs. Buccaneers on today?

  • TV channel (national): NBC
  • Live Stream: Peacock, fuboTV

Saints vs. Buccaneers will be broadcast nationally on NBC for “Sunday Night Football” in Week 15. The game will be called by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, with Michelle Tafoya on the sideline.

In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Falcons with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

Saints vs. Buccaneers start time

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 19
  • Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. EST, 7:20 p.m. CST

Man the cannons, as this game will be played in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium. It’s the third straight “Sunday Night Football” showdown between these two teams. Kickoff is at the normal 8:20 EST for “Sunday Night Football.”

Saints schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 12vs. Packers4:25 p.m. ETFox
2Sept. 19at Panthers1 p.m.Fox
3Sept. 26at Patriots1 p.m.Fox
4Oct. 3vs. Giants1 p.m.Fox
5Oct. 10at WFT1 p.m.CBS
6Oct. 17Bye
7Oct. 25at Seahawks8:15 p.m.ESPN
8Oct. 31vs. Bucs4:25 p.m.Fox
9Nov. 7vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox
10Nov. 14at Titans1 p.m.CBS
11Nov. 21at Eagles1 p.m.Fox
12Nov. 25vs. Bills8:20 p.m.NBC
13Dec. 2vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m.Fox/NFLN/Amazon
14Dec. 12at Jets1 p.m.Fox
15Dec. 19at Bucs8:20 p.m.NBC
16Dec. 27vs. Dolphins8:15 p.m.ESPN
17Jan. 2vs. Panthers1 p.m.Fox
18Jan. 9at Falcons1 p.m.Fox

Buccaneers schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 9vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETNBC
2Sept. 19vs. Falcons4:05 p.m.Fox
3Sept. 26at Rams4:25 p.m.Fox
4Oct. 3at Patriots8:20 p.m.NBC
5Oct. 10vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS
6Oct. 14at Eagles8:20 p.m.Fox
7Oct. 24vs. Bears4:25 p.m.CBS
8Oct. 31at Saints4:25 p.m.Fox
9Nov. 7Bye
10Nov. 14at WFT1 p.m.Fox
11Nov. 22vs. Giants8:15 p.m.ESPN
12Nov. 28at Colts1 p.m.Fox
13Dec. 5at Falcons1 p.m.Fox
14Dec. 12vs. Bills4:25 p.m.CBS
15Dec. 19vs. Saints8:20 p.m.NBC
16Dec. 26at Panthers1 p.m.Fox
17Jan. 2at Jets1 p.m.Fox
18Jan. 9vs. Panthers1 p.m.Fox

Sunday Night Football schedule 2021

WeekDateMatchup
1Sept. 9 (Thur.)Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
 Sept. 12Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2Sept. 19Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3Sept. 26San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4Oct. 3New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5Oct. 10Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6Oct. 17Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7Oct. 24San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8Oct. 31Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9Nov. 7Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10Nov. 14Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11Nov. 21Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12Nov. 28Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13Dec. 5Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14Dec. 12Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15Dec. 19Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16Dec. 26Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17Jan. 2Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18Jan. 9TBD