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How to Watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions: Stream on Peacock LIVE, Schedule, Kickoff Time

The NFL Divisional Round Sunday afternoon matchup brings you a battle between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detroit Lions. Find out where, when, and how to stream the game LIVE.

By Nick Mangione
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Detroit Lions in the NFL Divisional Round Jan 21 at 2p ET on NBC and Peacock

The NFL Playoffs are home to some of the most thrilling matchups of the year. On Sunday afternoon, we have a divisional round battle between two of the top teams in the NFC. Peacock and NBC are back in Detroit, MI, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the hometown Lions. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions 

The Buccaneers (9–8, 1st in NFC South, 4th Seed) finished the regular season just above .500, but that was enough to win them the NFC South. That got them into the Wild Card round, and with their rout of the Eagles last week, the Bucs showed everyone they belong in the playoffs. Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns. That’s more yards than any Bucs QB has thrown in a playoff game, including Tom Brady. This isn’t even a case of a QB getting hot late in the season. Mayfield threw for 28 touchdowns in the regular season, the seventh-most in the league. Now, he has a 2–1 record in the playoffs. Mayfield has been good, and he’s shown he can deliver when it matters most, especially when he’s seen as the underdog.  

As luck would have it, the Buccaneers find themselves in that exact situation again this Sunday. The Lions beat them at home during the regular season and now they’re up against them again in front of a fired up Detroit crowd. It’s a tough situation to be in, but this team seems to operate best in tough situations. They were 8–1 on the road during the regular season. You really can’t ever count the Buccaneers out. Plus, their defense is a brick wall. Tampa Bay’s defense was ranked sixth in the regular season, and No. 5 against the run specifically. This is the team that put a stop to the Brotherly Shove last week. They’re going to severely limit what Detroit can do, and if Mayfield can find some holes in Detroit’s secondary, The Buccaneers will be in contention for the NFC Championship.  

The Lions (12–5, 1st in NFC North, 3rd Seed) just won thier first playoff game since 1992, in front of their first home playoff crowd since 1994. To say this team and its fans are riding high would be an understatement. Head Coach Dan Campbell has turned this team into a beast. That’s gotta feel good for him. When Campbell was a player, he posted his best receiving record with the Lions in 2006. Injuries would sideline him the following two years, including the Lions infamous 0–16 season. Now under his coaching, the Lions have become one of the tougher teams in the league. Last week’s win against the Rams was a close one, but in the end, they overpowered Los Angeles with pure strength and stamina.  

Wide Receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown recorded seven catches for 110 yards against the Rams, reliably getting the Lions deep into enemy territory. Tight End Sam LaPorta was a limited participant in practice this week after a knee injury in Week 18, but he was still able to score a touchdown against the Rams in the Wild Card round. He should be even better this week, which is good for the Lions as they look to take some pressure off St. Brown. Plus, they’ll have Running Backs David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs, who each recorded touchdowns against the Rams. Neither Montgomery nor Gibbs played when the Lions beat the Buccaneers in the regular season, and Tampa Bay might not know what to do with them now that they’re on the field. That should open up plenty of opportunities for Quarterback Jared Goff to heave the ball deep downfield. He’s been great at that lately, completing 81.5 percent of his passes against L.A. last week. With such a tough offense playing in front of a fired-up home crowd, the Lions might just be unstoppable on Sunday. 

When Does Buccaneers vs. Lions start? 

Coverage starts Sunday Jan 21 at 2p ET. You’ll get highlights of Saturday’s action, plus previews, predictions, and analysis of the upcoming game. Kickoff for Buccaneers vs. Lions is at 3p ET. 

Where Will Buccaneers vs. Lions be played? 

The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. 

Where Can I Stream Buccaneers vs. Lions? 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions will air on NBC and stream LIVE on Peacock. Just download the Peacock app, navigate to the Sports category, and start streaming the biggest games of the week. 

Can I Watch in Spanish?  

Every NFL game on Peacock is available to stream LIVE en Español. 

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