Buccaneers vs Washington live stream: How to watch NFL playoffs online now

Buccaneers vs Washington live stream
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Buccaneers vs Washington channel, start time

The Buccaneers vs Washington live stream begins tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET / 5:15 p.m. PT Saturday January 9 on NBC.

The Buccaneers vs Washington live stream is almost here. This Wild Card matchup have have a team with the playoffs’ worst record at 7-9, but at least it has two solid story lines.

Though being crowned champion of the NFC East this season may not be impressive, Washington quarterback Alex Smith’s comeback has been nothing short of remarkable. 

The 14-year veteran suffered a gruesome leg injury in November of 2018 that caused him to miss all of last season. Smith would then go on to have 17 surgeries over a nine-month span. This past October, he took his first NFL snaps in nearly two years. Smith was named the starter a few weeks later and since then, led Washington to a 5-1 record to close out the season and make the playoffs and this Wild Card NFL live stream.

However, Tom Brady and the (11-5) Buccs visit the (7-9) Football Team as 8.5-point favorites.

Smith now faces yet another injury. Washington listed him as ‘questionable’ with a calf strain. Head Coach Ron Rivera said earlier in the week he may rotate play between Smith and back up QB Taylor Heinicke.

As for the other story line. Tom Brady is the greatest ever. It doesn’t seem to be a wise thing to call him out if you are a rookie. However, that’s exactly what Washington’s Pro Bowl rookie defensive end Chase Young did. “Tom Brady, I’m coming for you” Young shouted as he ran off the field following his team’s playoff clinching win last Sunday in Philadelphia. It's worth noting that the 21-year-old was just 2 when Tom Brady won his first of six championships.

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Buccaneers vs Washington live streams in the US

In the US, Buccaneers vs Washington is going to be broadcast on NBC, which is available on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET/ 5:15 p.m. on Saturday January 9.

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Of the two, football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling may get you this game, but it doesn't include CBS (nor NFL RedZone). It's a case of "you get what you pay for" since Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX and NBC and the NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TVa 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV is one of the best streaming services that offers NBC and it's our top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right broadcast networks and the two cable channels you'll need to get your football fix. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable live TV service with some of the channels that football fans want, providing a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC for this game, as well as ESPN and local Fox affiliates.

Buccaneers vs Washington live stream for free 

If Buccaneers vs Washington is airing on the NBC affiliate network in your market, you don't even need to pay. With one of the best TV antennas, you can watch live, pulling the game out of the sky.

If you just want to watch Buccaneers vs Washington on your phone or tablet, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market for free. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.  

Buccaneers vs Washington live streams in the UK 

Our friends across the pond can also watch Buccaneers vs Washington live, even if it is an unholy hour of 1:15 a.m. local BST in the early hours of Sunday morning. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. 

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99. 

Buccaneers vs Washington live streams in Canada 

US football fans north of the border will need DAZN to watch the Buccaneers vs Washington live stream in Canada.

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.