Someone had to go to the playoffs from the NFC East – and in the end, the designated survivor is Washington. Tom Brady and the explosive Tampa Bay Bucs offense is their reward in the Wild Card round today, so read on as we explain how to get a Buccaneers vs Washington live stream and watch the NFL playoffs online wherever you are right now.
The recently defrocked Washington Football Team managed to beat not one but two Philly backup QBs last Sunday to send themselves to the playoffs. Sure, the Miami Dolphins are way more deserving of the spot and the Vikings are more fun to watch…but this is the NFC East we’re talking about, where a 7-9 record finds you top of the pile.
Still, with Alex Smith under center, Washington are the feel-good story of the season, though sentiment might not get them very far today. Tampa’s high-powered offense features not only Brady under center but has him throwing to the potentially devastating WR trio of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown – plus fratastic tight end Rob Gronkowski.
To say the Bucs are favorites in this clash would be an understatement. While they’ve been inconsistent this season at times, things seemed to click for TB12 and his unit against the Falcons last weekend. They prevailed 44-27 in a humdinger of a game where Brady threw for just shy of 400 yards and four touchdowns – two of which went the way of a resurgent Antonio Brown – in a scary reminder of what he’s capable of when he’s at his best.
It was the perfect playoff warm-up for the GOAT, who always enters his own when we reach the business end of the season. The six-time Super Bowl champ has never had more talent around him than he does right now, making the Bucs a frightening prospect – even for a talented young Washington D led by exceptional rookie Chase Young.
Tampa are a popular dark horse to emerge from the NFC and host Super Bowl 2021 on home turf this February. Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch Buccaneers vs Washington online and get an NFL live stream from anywhere today.
How to watch Buccaneers vs Washington from outside your country
If you’ve mismatched a holiday or you’re away on business and you want to watch your country’s coverage from abroad, then you’ll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.
A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on.
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Once you’ve chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service’s corresponding app, hit ‘choose location’, select the appropriate country, and you’ll be able to watch the NFL playoffs online just as if you were back at home.
How to watch a FREE Buccaneers vs Washington live stream today
Today’s Buccaneers vs Washington NFC Wild Card game is being shown nationally on NBC, with kick-off scheduled for 8.15pm ET/5.15pm PT at FedExField just outside of Washington, D.C.
If you’ve got NBC as part of your cable package, you can stream the game online via the NBC website. If you haven’t, a great option right now is Sling TV’s Blue package, which includes NBC in most major US metro area markets and also comes with NFL Network for good measure, at $30 a month.
How to watch Buccaneers vs Washington FREE without cable
In general though, we recommend fuboTV as the best to watch NFL games without cable this season.
That’s because for complete coverage of all nationally televised NFL games in the 2020/21 season without cable, you need access to Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network – and only fuboTV currently offers them all to the best of our knowledge.
Pricing starts from $64.99 a month, which is a darn sight cheaper than cable, and there’s even a FREE 7-day fuboTV trial you can take advantage of. That means you can watch today’s Bucs vs Washington game without dropping a dime, if that’s what you decide.
Don’t forget, you can take your favorite NFL streaming coverage with you wherever you are with the help of a good VPN – try the best around, ExpressVPN 100% risk-free for 30-days.
Not interested in signing up for cable or for a streaming service? Yahoo is showing every NFL game that’s being broadcast in your local TV market for free in its Yahoo Sports app, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Washington playoff clash today.
FREE Buccaneers vs Washington live stream: how to watch NFL playoffs online in Canada
Today’s Buccaneers vs Washington clash kicks off at 8.15pm ET/5.15pm PT in Canada, with linear TV coverage available through national broadcaster CTV.
When it comes to streaming though, Canadian NFL fans are some of the luckiest in the world, as DAZN includes coverage of every 2021 NFL playoff game.
That obviously means that the Washington vs Buccaneers game is covered, and it’s an absolute steal as DAZN costs just CAD$20 a month or $150 a year – there’s even a free DAZN trial deal currently running that will get you access for nothing! Not only do you get every single NFL game, including NFL Game Pass and RedZone access, but DAZN’s also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Premier League and Champions League soccer!
It comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices).
Washington vs Buccaneers live stream UK: how to watch NFL playoffs online
Washington vs Tampa Bay is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports from 1am GMT late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.
If you don’t have Sky Sports as part of your TV package, it also offers a streaming-only service called Now TV which lets you buy contract-free access to all the American football action.
Alternatively, you can tune in to the Washington vs Buccaneers game via NFL Game Pass Pro from just £1.99 a week – or, for a flat fee of £50, get access through the end of July 2021, which will see you through the playoffs, Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, 2021 NFL Draft and more.
Not in the UK but still want to catch the action on Game Pass? Grabbing a VPN will let you log into a UK IP address so you can live stream NFL as if you were at home. This also lets you get around any blackout restrictions that sometimes apply to games aired by Sky.
How to watch Washington vs Buccaneers FREE: live stream NFL playoffs in Australia
If you live in Australia, you’re spoiled for choice for the big Washington vs Bucs NFC Wild Card game, which is scheduled to start at 12.15pm AEDT on Sunday Down Under.
But we’d look no further than FREE-to-air 7Mate, which is showing all six of this weekend’s Wild Card games – and that of course includes the Washington vs Buccaneers.
If you’re not in front of your TV though, Kayo Sports, a favourite for cord-cutters, is offering a Washington vs Bucs live stream – and it should be showing all the NFL games from now on, plus loads more sporting coverage from top-tier soccer (La Liga, Serie A, FA Cup) to US sports like the NBA and NHL.
The streaming service has a Basic and a Premium plan, with the difference being you can watch on two devices with the Basic plan for $25 per month and on three devices with the Premium plan for $35 per month.
The best news? Both plans come with a FREE 14-day trial, so if you’re looking just to watch a specific game or two you can cancel after the 14 days.
Plus, our latest testing reveals that Australian residents who’ve subscribed to Kayo can use the streaming service even if they’re abroad – our No.1 rated VPN offering 3-months FREE right now with an annual plan working brilliantly with the platform as of January 2021.
Alternatively, live-for-it NFL fans can sign up for an NFL Game Pass as it is also available in Australia, and even though it is marginally more expensive you have a much wider range of features.
Should I buy an NFL Game Pass?
Watching NFL online has never been easier thanks to the wide variety of streaming services now available. However, the league also has its own streaming service called the NFL Game Pass which allows die-hard football fans to watch every game.
It’s really geared towards international fans and that’s where it’s a great option. In most of the NFL’s main international markets, a Game Pass Pro subscription will get you access to every single regular season and playoff game live, plus the Super Bowl, and you also get the league’s live highlights show, RedZone. It costs £1.99 a week or £50 through July 2021 in the UK so if you’re a big fan who watches multiple games every week, it breaks down quite favourably.
As well as the UK and Ireland, the service is available in countries like Mexico, Germany and most of Europe, and Australia – with only ‘domestic markets’ the US and Canada missing out on the full-fat offering.
Instead, there’s a US and Canada-only Game Pass option available for $99 a a year that lets you watch commercial-free full game replays right after they’ve finished. Not the worst offer we’ve ever heard, but don’t get caught out – GamePass does not offer live NFL games in the US or Canada.
Should you decide to give Game Pass a shot, apps for Android and iOS mobile devices as well as on the likes of Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, PS4, and more – plus you can obviously watch on your laptop or desktop computer through a browser.
The only caveat for non-domestic markets (e.g. the UK) are that some games are subject to blackout restrictions due to deals with local pay TV providers (e.g. Sky).