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Rams vs Buccaneers live stream: How to watch NFL Playoffs Divisional game online

(L to R) Matthew Stafford and Tom Brady playing in previous games
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Today's Rams vs Buccaneers live stream is a rematch of a regular season contest where these teams combined for 775 passing yards. Both Brady and Stafford will look to be on their game again in this NFL live stream. Only there's more at stake this time around, with a spot in next week's NFC Championship Game beckoning.

Rams vs Buccaneers channel, start time

The Rams vs Buccaneers live stream is today (Jan. 23).
Time — 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Rams and Bucs faced each other in week three of the regular season in Los Angeles. The Rams were able to walk away with a 34-24 win in what was a very impressive game fought through the air. Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford filled out the stat sheet as Brady threw for 432 yards but only one touchdown, while Matthew Stafford threw for 343 yards and four touchdowns.

Both teams are far different than when they kicked off on that Sunday night in September. The Bucs are down Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, while the Rams went the other direction by adding players. First they signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr after he was released by the Browns, then at the trade deadline they added Von Miller to their defensive line.

The Rams (12-5) are coming off their 34-11 stomping of the Cardinals in the wild card round. The win marked the first playoff win in the 13-year career of Matthew Stafford.

The Buccaneers (13-4) dismantled the Eagles in their 31-15 wildcard win. Tampa’s defense kept Philly off the board until the fourth quarter as they were able to bring the NFL’s leading rushing attack to a screeching halt, allowing just 95 yards on the ground. 

The Buccaneers are 3-point favorites against the Rams. The over/under is 48. The winner will host the San Francisco 49ers in next week's NFC Championship, after the 49ers upset Green Bay on Saturday.

Rams vs Buccaneers Inactives: 

Rams: Bryce Perkins (QB), Taylor Rapp (S), Buddy Howell (RB), Chris Garrett (OLB), Terrell Lewis (OLB), Tremayne Anchrum Jr. (OL), Andrew Whitworth (OL)

Buccaneers: Kyle Trask (QB), Ryan Griffin (QB), Cyril Grayson Jr. (WR), Breshad Perriman (WR), Ronald Jones II (RB), Pierre Desir (CB), Tristan Wirfs (T)

 Rams vs Buccaneers live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Rams vs Buccaneers live stream is going to be broadcast on NBC, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. If you have Peacock — NBC's streaming service — you can also stream the game live.

The game starts at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT today (Jan. 23). 

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, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

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 $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground — and there's a 3-day free trial! The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN.

Fubo.TV

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 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: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, as no night-time games are included this week. Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.


How to watch Rams vs Buccaneers live stream from anywhere

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 Rams vs Buccaneers live streams for free

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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 NBC affiliate is showing the Rams vs Buccaneers live stream.

Rams vs Buccaneers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Rams vs Buccaneers on  Sky Sports Main Event. Sky is the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Rams vs Buccaneers live stream starts at 8 p.m. GMT Sunday night. 

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Rams vs Buccaneers live streams in Canada

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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.