It's a brand new week, and while the loss on Monday to the Eagles might still sting it's time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to turn the page and get back on track. What better way to do that than by beating the hated New Orleans Saints before heading into the bye week?
A win on Sunday would go a long way in washing the bitterness of Week 3's loss to Philly out of everyone's mouth. Beating the Saints would send the Bucs into their bye week with a 3-1 record and control of the NFC South -- not a bad way to rebound.
Nothing about playing the Saints is ever easy, though, and Week 4 is going to be particularly tough. While the Bucs were humbled by the Eagles, New Orleans is reeling after blowing a 17-point lead to the Green Bay Packers. Defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory at Lambeau Field, something that helped bail the Bucs out of being up against an even steeper dropoff this week.
Had the Saints won, the stakes today would be much higher. Instead, a worst-case scenario would simply see the Bucs fall a game behind New Orleans in the division race. It's not ideal, but there's a lot of season left and enough time for the Bucs to weather a loss.
Ideally the Bucs find a way to win and bounce back in the best way possible.
What channel is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on today? (October 1th)
For only the second time this year, the Bucs will be on FOX in the 1pm slate of games. The season opener against Minnesota was broadcast on CBS while last week's game against the Eagles was on ABC. The Bucs don't currently have a Sunday Night Football game scheduled but that would have given the team the Quadruple Play of having had games aired on all four major cable networks.
There's still time for that to happen, as NBC has the right to flex games later in the season.
Before we get there, though, we need to get through Week 4 which is going to see a familiar voice step into the booth to announce the game. Chris Myers, who calls Buccaneers preseason games on WFLA, will be on the call alongside former NFL player Robert Smith.
Here's everything you need to know to catch today's Buccaneers game:
- Date: Sunday, October 1st
- Start Time: 1:00 pm ET
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- TV Channel: FOX
- Announcers: Chris Myers, Robert Smith
- Radio: WXTB 97.9 FM | More Affiliates
- Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
How to listen to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on radio today
Per usual, the velvety voice of Gene Deckerhoff will be on the call for the Buccaneers radio broadcast of Sunday's game. He'll be joined by ex-Bucs tight end Dave Moore in the booth with T.J. Rives working as the sideline reporter.
All Buccaneers games can be heard on the flagship station, WXTB 97.9 FM, but can also be heard on 96.1 FM for the Spanish-language broadcast. Folks outside of the Tampa area can check out the full list of Buccaneers radio affiliates here:
- Fort Myers - 770 AM and 104.3 FM WBCN
- Hernando County - 1450 AM WWJB
- Miami - 940 AM WINZ
- Orlando - 740 AM and 96.9 FM WYGM
- Space Coast/Treasure Coast - 95.9 FM WROK
- West Palm Beach - 640 AM WMEN