The Buccaneers will look to extend a four-game win streak as they are scheduled to host the Saints.
Although they suffered a 36-27 loss to New Orleans during Week 8, the Buccaneers (10-3) will rematch the Saints (6-7) to stay on top in the NFC South.
Tom Brady will look to redeem himself after throwing two interceptions in New Orleans on Halloween. He threw for 363 yards with two touchdown passes during the Buccaneers’ 33-27 victory against the Bills last week and is expected to continue his hot streak. The quarterback also had a few carries on the ground and recorded 16 rushing yards.
On the other hand, the Saints are expected to rely on their rushing game against Tampa Bay. While the Buccaneers are third in the league against the run, Taysom Hill and Alvin Kamara are expected to make several plays on the ground. During the Saints’ 30-9 victory against the Jets last week, Kamara recorded 120 rushing yards with two touchdowns and Hill totaled 73 rushing yards with two scores.
As the Saints prepare to face the Buccaneers on the road, Tampa Bay is favored by 11.5 points according to FanDuel.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Saints vs. Buccaneers on “Sunday Night Football.” Read below for complete results from the NFL Week 15 game.
Saints vs. Buccaneers score
Saints vs. Buccaneers updates, highlights from Sunday Night Football
All times Eastern.
9:59 p.m.: After Brady fires a deep incomplete pass on third down, the Buccaneers punt. Winston returns for 4 yards and gives the Saints a first down at their own 32.
9:57 p.m.: Fournette rushes to the Tampa Bay 17 for 6 yards. Brady completes to Fournette on the following play for 8 yards and a first down at the 25.
Halftime: Saints 6, Buccaneers 0
9:38 p.m.: Davenport sacks Brady for a loss of 7 yards on third down. Buccaneers punt as they are pushed out of field goal range, and the Saints take over at the 1 with 48 seconds left in the half.
9:34 p.m.: Brady connects with Miller for a first down at the 45. Jones rushes right 6 yards on the following play.
9:31 p.m.: Brady completes to Gronkowski for 19 yards and gets a first down at the 44.
9:28 p.m.: Hill fires an incomplete pass on third down and forces the Saints to punt. Darden returns and is pushed out of bounds at the Tampa Bay 18.
9:25 p.m.: Hill rushes 9 yards to the New Orleans 44 and is brought down by Whitehead.
9:22 p.m.: Succop kicks a 45-yard attempt wide left and leaves the Buccaneers scoreless. Saints still hold a 6-0 lead with 6:25 to go in the half.
9:21 p.m.: Jordan earns his second sack of the night and the 100th sack of his career as he tackles Brady for a loss of 6 yards.
9:18 p.m.: Brady connects with Evans for 14 yards on third down and picks up a first down at the 24.
9:14 p.m.: Brady completes to Fournette for 5 yards and gets a first down at the New Orleans 44.
9:09 p.m.: Hill is sacked by David for a loss of 1 yard, then Hill throws an incomplete pass on third down. Saints punt and Darden returns 11 yards to give the Buccaneers a first down at their own 43.
9:07 p.m.: Brady completes to Godwin for another 5 yards, but the wide receiver gets injured on the play. Buccaneers punt and the Saints make a fair catch at the 10.
9:05 p.m.: Brady completes to Godwin for 8 yards and gets a first down at the Tampa Bay 36.
9:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL SAINTS. Maher makes a 35-yard attempt and keeps New Orleans on top. Saints lead 6-0 to start the second quarter.
First Quarter: Saints 3, Buccaneers 0
8:53 p.m.: Hill connects with Callway for 33 yards and gets a first down at the Buccaneers’ 20.
8:51 p.m.: Hill rushes out of bounds for 8 yards, but an offensive holding penalty against New Orleans pushes the Saints to their own 47.
8:49 p.m.: Hill completes to Callaway for 7 yards and a first down at the Tampa Bay 43.
8:46 p.m.: Jordan sacks Brady for a loss of 7 yards on third down. After the Buccaneers punt, Winston returns 34 yards and gives the Saints a first down at their own 43.
8:43 p.m.: Brady completes to Godwin for 23 yards and gets a first down at the Tampa Bay 40.
8:40 p.m.: FIELD GOAL SAINTS. Maher makes a 39-yard attempt and puts the Saints on the board. New Orleans takes a 3-0 lead in Tampa Bay with 5:48 remaining in the first quarter.
8:37 p.m.: Hill connects with Callaway for a deep 40-yard pass and gets a first down at the Tampa Bay 24.
8:33 p.m.: Hill completes to Smith for 9 yards and fumbles the ball at the 31 before it goes out of bounds.
8:31 p.m.: Brady finds Fournette for 3 yards and falls short on third down. Buccaneers punt on their opening drive and Saints make a fair catch at the 18.
8:28 p.m.: Brady completes to Fournette for 7 yards and a first down at the 33.
8:25 p.m.: After Hill throws an incomplete pass on third down, Saints are forced to punt. Darden returns for 6 yards and gives the Buccaneers a first down at the 21.
8:23 p.m.: Kamara rushes 8 yards and gets a first down at the New Orleans 41.
8:20 p.m.: Buccaneers win the coin toss and defer. Saints will start with possession on the kickoff.
Saints vs. Buccaneers start time
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 19
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. EST, 7:20 p.m. CST
Saints vs. Buccaners is scheduled to start at the normal 8:20 ET for “Sunday Night Football” from Tampa at Raymond James Stadium. It’s the third straight “Sunday Night Football” showdown between these two teams.
What channel is Saints vs. Buccaneers on today?
- TV channel (national): NBC
- Live Stream: Peacock, fuboTV
Saints vs. Buccaneers will be broadcast nationally on NBC for “Sunday Night Football” in Week 15. The game will be called by Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, with Michelle Tafoya on the sideline.
In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Falcons with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
Saints schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Patriots||1 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Giants||1 p.m.||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||at WFT||1 p.m.||CBS|
|7||Oct. 25||at Seahawks||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Bucs||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Eagles||1 p.m.||Fox|
|12||Nov. 25||vs. Bills||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|13||Dec. 2||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m.||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|14||Dec. 12||at Jets||1 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Bucs||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 27||vs. Dolphins||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
Buccaneers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Patriots||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Dolphins||1 p.m.||CBS|
|6||Oct. 14||at Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Bears||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31||at Saints||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at WFT||1 p.m.||Fox|
|11||Nov. 22||vs. Giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||at Colts||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Bills||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Saints||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 26||at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Jets||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
Sunday Night Football schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thur.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|