How To Watch Buccaneers Vs. Lions Playoff Game Without Cable

Watch Tampa Bay take on Detroit in the 2024 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round.

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Wondering how to watch the NFL Playoffs? Here are your best options:

Most affordable for multiple channels

Sling TV Blue Plan

$20 for the first month, then $40/month (save $20 )


FuboTV Pro

7-day free trial, then $79.99/month

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions are scheduled to meet in the 2024 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 21. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. 

Tampa Bay enters the matchup after a 32-9 win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 15 during the NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round. Chase McLaughlin kicked three field goals and three extra points in the win against Philadelphia. Bucs starting quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for three touchdowns and 337 yards to beat the Eagles. 

Detroit returns to action after beating the Los Angeles Rams 24-23 on Jan. 14 in the NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round. Lions starting quarterback Jared Goff threw for a touchdown and 277 yards on 22-for-27 passing. Earlier this season, Detroit beat Tampa Bay 20-6 on Oct. 15.

Dan Campbell is the Detroit Lions head coach. Todd Bowles is the Tampa Bay Bucs head coach. 

NFL Playoffs: Bucs vs. Lions kickoff time and networkThe Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Detroit Lions game is scheduled to be broadcast on NBC at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT on Sunday, Jan. 21. The NBC broadcasters are scheduled to be Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (analyst). 

To enjoy the game without the constraints of cable or satellite TV, pick an online live-streaming platform such as Peacock, FuboTV, and Sling. 

Best streaming services for the Lions vs. Bucs gameOpt for a streaming service if you want to watch the NFL Playoffs without cable or satellite TV. These are your prime streaming selections for Sunday’s Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. 

Best nationwide for NBC: Peacock You can catch the excitement of the Buccaneers vs. Lions game with Peacock Premium for $5.99/month to watch NBC’s live sports. Opt for an annual subscription at $59.99 to enjoy a 17% discount.

Note that live sports broadcasts will still contain commercials, even with the Premium Plus package, available at $11.99/month.

Most affordable for multiple channels: Sling TV Sling TV offers NBC in specific regions, notably Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford/New Haven, Los Angeles, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, and Washington, D.C. 

If your location isn’t among these markets, Sling TV won’t be the solution for viewing the Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Detroit Lions game. Residents within these areas can benefit from Sling TV to watch the Buccaneers vs. Lions by opting for the Blue Plan, priced at $20 for the first month and $40 for the following months.

Sling TV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network and SEC Network.

Best for single game: FuboTV On the FuboTV website input your zip code to check the NBC broadcast availability in your area. If accessible, FuboTV offers a seven-day trial period at no charge, featuring over 250 live TV channels and the convenience of streaming on up to 10 screens simultaneously. 

You can enjoy NBC as part of the FuboTV Pro package at a rate of $79.99/month.

FuboTV’s sports channel offerings include ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, Fox, FS1, FS2, Golf Network, Marquee Sports Network, Monumental Sports, NBC, NBCSN, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network. 

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