NFL Week 8 Thursday Night Football: Where and how to watch Buffalo Bills vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, live stream, and broadcast details

Find out everything about the Thursday Night game between the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


NFL Week 8 Thursday Night Football: Where and how to watch Buffalo Bills vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, live stream, and broadcast details

Baker Mayfield (L - via Sports Illustrated) and Josh Allen (R - via Imago)

The Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Thursday is a matchup between two teams coming off of demoralizing defeats in their previous games. The Bills lost to their division rival, the New England Patriots whereas the Buccaneers came up just short against their division toppers, the Atlanta Falcons. The Bills slipped to 4-3 with their recent loss and the Bucs fell to 3-3 after theirs.

The Buffalo Bills are one of the contenders to win it all this season. They have come close in recent years, but the team has fallen short of the Super Bowl. This time around they will hope to conjure up some magic and reach the pinnacle of the sport. They started the season with a shocking loss to the New York Jets in week 1, but went on to win their next three games in dominating fashion. After a slight hiccup against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Patriots, they will look to bounce back against the Buccaneers on Thursday.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the other hand started the season with a couple of solid wins against the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. However, they have only one win in their next four games and will look to turn it around as soon as possible. Their latest defeat to the Falcons was a devastating one as they only lost by three points. The Thursday Night matchup will add a layer of competitiveness between these two sides after their recent results.

Here’s all you need to know about the Bills-Buccaneers Thursday Night matchup.

What time is the NFL game on Thursday?

  • Game: Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Day: Thursday, October 26
  • Time: 8:15 P.M. (7:15 P.M. CT)
  • Where: Highmark Stadium, Buffalo

What channel is Thursday Night Football on?

Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs (via X)
  • Game: Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Date: Thursday, October 26
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has exclusive rights for all Thursday Night Football games this season. One will have to be a subscriber to watch the games. Prime offers two forms of membership: $14.99 per month or $139 per year. Al Michaels will be on call and Kirk Herbstreit will be the analyst for the game.

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NFL live streaming for Thursday Night Game

For viewers hoping to livestream the Thursday Night game between the Bills and the Buccaneers, they can do so on FuboTV. Listeners can enjoy the game on SiriusXM. DAZN is another option to live stream the games.

Buffalo Bills vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Predicted Lineup

The Bills are expected to play their starting QB Josh Allen against the Buccaneers. Star WR Stefon Diggs will lead the core of the wide receiver against the Bucs along with Gabe Davies. On the defensive side of the ball, LB Von Miller‘s status is still in the air as he had limited participation in practice.

Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield (via Sports Illustrated)

The Bucs on the other hand might be without their starting QB Baker Mayfield. He did not participate in practice due to a knee injury and most likely won’t play against the Bills on Thursday. Backup QB Kyle Trask might get the go-ahead in that case. WR Chris Godwin was also missing from practice due to a neck injury and his status is unclear at the moment.

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NFL Odds and Betting Lines for Bills vs. Buccaneers

Here are the NFL odds and Betting lines for the Bills vs. Buccaneers game on Thursday.

  • Bills vs. Buccaneers spread: Buffalo -8.5
  • Bills vs. Buccaneers over/under: 42 points
  • Bills vs. Buccaneers money line: Buffalo -415, Tampa Bay +323
  • BUF: Bills rank second in the league in sacks (25)
  • TB: Buccaneers are second in turnovers forced (seven)

Why the Buffalo Bills can win?

The Buffalo Bills have one of the best QB-WR duos in the league in Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. Both these players have been exceptional for the Bills in recent years and have had a great start to the season. Diggs ranks second in the NFL in receptions, with 55, and touchdowns, with 6. He became the fifth player in the Super Bowl era to have five 100-yard receiving games in the team’s first six games of the season after a great performance in week 6. Allen and Diggs will have to play at an elite level to win the game against a stout Bucs defense.

Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen
Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen (via Sky Sports)

Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can win?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face a Bills defense that has been marred by injuries throughout the year. Lineman DaQuan Jones (pectoral muscle), linebacker Matt Milano (leg) and cornerback Tre’Davious White (Achilles) are all likely out for the season. Without these defensemen, the Bills allowed a struggling New England Patriots team to pour in 29 points last week.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense (via Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The Bucs’ defense has forced seven takeaways so far, which ranks second in the league, only behind the San Francisco 49ers (8). Their defense forced three turnovers against the Falcons last week. For the Bucs to win this game, they will have to do so with their defense.

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