Buccaneers vs. Eagles live stream, start time and TV channel for NFL Week 6

Tom Brady - Buccaneers vs. Eagles: Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Tom Brady - Buccaneers vs. Eagles: Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Philadelphia Eagles to kick off NFL Week 6 action. Tom Brady vs. Jalen Hurts in a key home game for the Eagles.

Thursday Night Football gave NFL fans a look at two potential NFC contenders with the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season, and in Week 6 of the 2021 season, it’s another look at a potential Super Bowl representative out of the NFC in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the rebuilding Philadelphia Eagles.

Actually, both the Buccaneers and Eagles are the two most recent NFC teams to win the Super Bowl with the Bucs entering this game as the reigning champions and the Eagles having won it all in the 2017-18 NFL season.

Up to this point in the 2021 season, the Buccaneers and Eagles appear headed in different directions. With a rookie head coach in Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts as the starting quarterback, the Eagles are still trying to find their footing. The Buccaneers are a veteran-laden roster with some injury issues in the secondary, but a mostly well-oiled machine at this point.

How to watch, live stream Buccaneers vs. Eagles in NFL Week 6

Date: October 14, 2021
Start Time: 8:20 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, PA
TV Info: FOX (national), NFL Network
Live StreamFuboTV (7-day free trial available with subscription)

Thursday night’s Week 6 matchup between the Buccaneers and Eagles will air live on FOX local affiliates as well as NFL Network. After the game, you can watch a replay with NFL Game Pass (subscription required).

The game will be available live on both networks and accessible with a 7-day trial using FuboTV, but you can also download the NFL app or visit NFL.com to watch the game live.

Buccaneers vs. Eagles preview

Tom Brady enters this game against the Eagles with a thumb injury that has been more bothersome than anything and no Rob Gronkowski. Of course, that would seem like an opportunity for the Philadelphia Eagles to strike especially playing at home, but Brady simply has too many weapons at his disposal for any of that to matter.

Philadelphia has a physical and fast defensive front that can cause havoc and pressure all throughout the game, and getting in Tom Brady’s face quickly and often is going to be their ticket to victory here.

If Brady is able to spread the ball around to his stellar group of wide receivers, it could be a long and ugly day for the 2-3 Eagles.

On offense, Philadelphia has young quarterback Jalen Hurts who has been racking up yardage both as a passer and as a runner. A tremendous dual-threat, Hurts and the Eagles simply cannot make as many small mistakes as a team over the course of this game if they want any chance at beating the Buccaneers.

Hurts has an outstanding rookie receiver — Heisman winner DeVonta Smith — to get the ball to, and he should target him early and often against a Buccaneers secondary that has struggled this year, not only in terms of health but giving up a lot of yardage as well.

Philadelphia also boasts a fun running back tandem of Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell who are both explosive and capable of making plays as receivers.

Make no mistake, Philadelphia has weapons to match Brady and the Buccaneers, but whether or not they can execute and limit mistakes against the reigning Super Bowl champions will determine their fate in this one.