Vikings vs Buccaneers live stream: How to watch NFL game online now

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

The Vikings vs Buccaneers live stream is scheduled to start today (Dec. 13) at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT on FOX.

This Vikings vs Buccaneers live stream is about to begin, and it's a must-watch with both teams fighting for wildcard status in their respective conferences. At an even 6-6, the visiting Minnesota Vikings are gunning for a slot in the NFC North, while the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are jostling for the NFC South. 

Each team brings considerable strengths, with top-notch signal callers and accomplished running backs. But oddsmakers favor the Bucs by 6.5 points for this NFL live stream, thanks to their ability to consistently score more points and relatively strong defense.

This NFL live stream treats fans to the work of two great quarterbacks. The Vikings' Kirk Cousins has 26 touchdowns this season, while Buccaneers' Tom Brady has 28. But each is also prone to goofs, with Cousins throwing 12 interceptions and Brady 11 so far (including seven picks in the last four games). 

Tampa will work hard to knock Cousins off balance and towards making more mistakes. The Buccaneers blitz more off the snap than nearly any other team in the NFL. The Vikings may struggle to put down Brady and co, though. Their pass defense is ranked just 27th in the league.

A lot comes down to the present mindset and condition of each team. The Bucs are coming off an embarrassing two consecutive losses, but have had a bye week to recover and regroup. Minnesota is on a two-game winning streak, but that last win was a dispiriting victory. It took the Vikings until overtime to eke out a 27-24 win over the 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars, a team they should have been able to crush.

Consistency has not been a strong point for either the Vikings or the Bucs this season. The outcome of this live stream could come down to which team is in better shape on game day.

How to watch Vikings vs Buccaneers live stream with a VPN

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Vikings vs Buccaneers live streams in the US

In the US, Vikings vs Buccaneers is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT Sunday December 13.

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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.

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.

Sling TV

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

NFL Sunday Ticket: Vikings 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.

Vikings 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 Vikings vs Buccaneers.

Vikings vs Buccaneers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Vikings vs Buccaneers. Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Main Event are the standard channels for watching NFL games in the U.K.  Sky Sports features more than 100 live games this season. 

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.

Vikings 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 Vikings 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.

Sean Captain is a freelance technology and science writer, editor and photographer. At Tom's Guide, he has reviewed cameras, including most of Sony's Alpha A6000-series mirrorless cameras, as well as other photography-related content. He has also written for Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.