What Time Does The Buccaneers Versus Patriots Game Start, End?

Written By Matt Burke on October 2, 2021
What time does Patriots Buccaneers Sunday Night game start end

Sunday night’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus New England Patriots game may very well go down as the most viewed and most bet on NFL regular season game in history. There are over two decades worth of storylines in this one as Tom Brady returns to Foxboro to face a Patriots franchise that he helped build into the first North American sports dynasty of the 21st century. The wait is almost over after a long week of media build-up, so now the question is what time does the Patriots Buccaneers game start? We will answer that question here and provide information on all the ways you can bet on this highly anticipated contest.

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What time does the Patriots versus Buccaneers game start?

Is that popcorn ready? Good. Beer in hand? Excellent. Prime spot on the couch? Check.

For those wondering what time does the Patriots Buccaneers game start, you will want to be in your seats by 8:10 p.m. ET. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET but the Patriots are said to have some sort of presentation to honor Brady in the pre-game. So if you’re into that mushy stuff, tune in to NBC by 8:10 p.m. ET.

If you’re only interested in the game, be sure to be situated at 8:20 p.m. ET. For those in other time zones in the United States asking what time does the Patriots Buccaneers game start, here are your times.

  • Eastern Time Zone: 8:20 p.m.
  • Central Time Zone: 7:20 p.m.
  • Mountain Time Zone: 6:20 p.m.
  • Pacific Time Zone: 5:20 p.m.

NBC will broadcast the game nationally in the US. You can live stream the game on Peacock and if you are looking for a free live stream option for the Sunday Night Football game between the Buccaneers and Patriots you check out Fubo.TV.

Expect the game to end around 11:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Betting options

There are a plethora of betting options for Brady’s return to New England. DraftKings Sportsbook has several Tom Brady props including how many completions it will take for him to go Over 67.5 yards. When Brady hits the magic 68 yard mark, he will become the all-time passing yardage lead-in the NFL. The completion over under is set at 5.5.

You can, of course, bet on the game in traditional fashion. Below are the best prices on the spread, moneyline and total for Bucs versus Pats.


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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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