Panthers vs Buccaneers live stream: How to watch NFL 2020 season game online

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

Panthers vs Buccaneers is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT today (Sunday, Sept. 20). It's on FOX.

It's time for the Panthers vs Buccaneers live stream, where all eyes will be curious to see if Tom Brady and his Tompa (groan) Bay Buccs can prove that they're a real cohesive team... and not just two superstars (Brady and his buddy Rob Gronkwoski) and a lot of guys who inherited a lot of media attention. Last week saw the Buccs fall to the Saints, and any more losing may have Brady wondering if he can convince his old coach to move to Florida.

Last week's NFL live stream wasn't a good one for Brady, who threw 2 interceptions in the team's 34-23 loss in New Orleans. The Panthers' Week 1 loss was by a much smaller margin, 34-30 agains the Las Vegas Raiders, a game lost on defense. 

Those looking for a reason to give Carolina the edge will remember how quarterback Teddy Bridgewater — and his whole team, even — had zero turnovers. If they play this disciplined at Tampa Bay, they should turn their record to 1-1.

That all said? Buccs are favored, 26 to 20. This may be attributed to how the Panthers aren't a great team on grass and they've got two wide recievers — Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (concussion) listed as questionable.

Here are the best ways to watch the NFL season continue with Sunday's Panthers vs Buccaneers live stream:

How to watch Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams with a VPN

Football fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get the NFL Network where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams you want, you're not out of luck. 

Week 2 NFL Games

- Falcons vs Cowboys live stream
Today @ 1 p.m.
- Lions vs Packers live stream
Today @ 1 p.m. 
- Chiefs vs Chargers live stream
Today @ 4:25 p.m.
- Ravens vs Texans live stream
Today @ 4:25 p.m.
- Patriots vs Seahawks live stream
Today @ 8:20 p.m.

With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service, and IPVanish's low pricing is shocking.


We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.


You should also check out IPVanish, another of the best VPNs, which has unlimited device connections, and it’s also great for working around Netflix’s georestrictions, so you can watch stuff on international Netflix plans that isn’t in your neck of the globe. Its annual plan works out to a shockingly low $3.25 per month, too.

Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams in the US

In America, Panthers vs Buccaneers is starting in 10 minutes on FOX, which is included on most cable TV packages and is available on two of our favorite streaming services, fuboTV and Sling TV. The game begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, today (Sunday, Sept. 20).

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS or NFL RedZone). 

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss some games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates and ESPN.

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

NFL Sunday Ticket: Panthers vs Buccaneers is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (provided that you're not living in the market of either team). Sunday Ticket streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles.

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams for free

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

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local FOX affiliate is showing Panthers vs Buccaneers.

Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams in the UK

Unfortunately, our friends across the pond do not get Panthers vs Buccaneers, as it's not on Sky Sports NFL. The standard method for watching NFL games in the U.K.  Sky Sports features more than 100 live games this season, just not this one.

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.

Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Panthers vs Buccaneers live streams in Canada. 

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

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.