Buccaneers vs. Jaguars start time, TV channel, streaming, and more: Everything to know for Week 16

  • The Bucs can move a step closer to clinching the NFC South
  • A loss doesn't ruin their playoff chances
  • Here’s how to watch today’s game
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It's do-or-die time for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it certainly seems like the team has a lot of life left.

Tampa Bay is on fire right now, winners of their last three games and looking to not only make it four-straight wins on Sunday but inch closer to punching a playoff ticket. The Bucs can't clinch anything with a win over the Jaguars, but it would put them in a position to win the NFC South next Sunday against the Saints.

Winning is key, though.

Right now the Bucs control their destiny, and the only team that can screw them over is themselves. If Tampa Bay plays like the team we saw last Sunday in Green Bay, though, winning the division will simply be the start of a tremendous run.

Buccaneers vs. Jaguars start time and location

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 pm ET on Sunday December 24th, and it's looking like some Florida Christmas weather is in store for the game. Temperatures are expected to be in the low-70s/high-60s with clouds hanging around all afternoon.

Rain isn't in the forecast, although that didn't stop the Bucs from managing to figure out a way to win the last time they were home. The win over the Panthers featured some torential downpours that at one point altered the way the Bucs were calling the game but didn't end up having a negative impact.

Mother nature won't be among the things the Bucs can blame if things go sideways and they end up on the wrong side of the game today.

How to watch Buccaneers vs. Jaguars Week 16

For the fifth straight week the Buccaneers game is going to be broadcast on CBS. It's worth pointing out, for those of you who are superstitious that all of the Bucs wins during this current streak have come in games that were on CBS, a trend that hopefully continues today.

  • Date: Sunday, December 24th
  • Start Time: 4:05 pm ET
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium | Tampa Bay, FL
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green
  • Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket | Fubo

The iconic Kevin Harlan will be on the call for the game, which hopefully means victory will sound even sweeter than it already would have. For what it's worth, the Bucs are 5-2 in games that are broadcast on CBS this year -- take that however you want.

How to listen to Buccaneers vs. Jaguars game

If Kevin Harlan calling the game wasn't enough, the sweet sound of Gene Deckerhoff calling the game on Buccaneers Radio is another option fans can lean on. Tune into WXTB 97.9 FM in the Tampa area to hear that broadcast, or check out more radio affiliates here.

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