The Atlanta Falcons are headed to Raymond James Stadium this weekend to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the top spot in the NFC South. The game kicks off at 1 PM (EST) on Sunday, Oct. 9, and will be broadcast on FOX.
Looking for ways to watch online or some ways to watch for free? We’ve got all your live-streaming needs covered right here.
How to Watch the Falcons vs. Bucs Online
Since the Falcons vs. the Bucs will be aired on FOX, you’ll need a way to stream online if you don’t have cable television or feel like strolling down to the local sports bar.
SlingTV is the lowest-cost way to watch, though there are a few streaming platforms that have FOX and let you run out some free trials (if you’ve never signed up before). Here’s how to watch the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers free online:
- FuboTV: Seven-day free trial period for new customers
- YouTube TV: Two-day free trial
- Yahoo Sports App: Free FOX games for mobile users (likely limited to the Tampa Bay or Atlanta market)
Just keep in mind that, with these services, you’ll need a form of payment to sign up. You’ll also need to cancel before you’re charged for your membership in order to keep your experience free.
We’ve also rounded up plenty of free NFL live streams that don’t require sign-ups or payment for streamers that want to take that route.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Predictions
Going into Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the -8 favorite, even with the Atlanta Falcons coming off back-to-back wins. Considering that the Falcons haven’t beaten the Bucs since Tom Brady’s captained the ship, the odds don’t seem totally unfair. The Bucs will also have their house in order in regards to offense, as Brady’s key pass catchers made their way back from the sidelines last week.
Even as the Bucs were thrashed 41-31 by the Chiefs last week, the 45-year-old Brady still managed to put up 385 yards with three passing touchdowns — his best performance of the season. However, it seems the Bucs weren’t quite able to successfully cool the Chiefs’ running game enough, something they’ll have to do against the Falcons this Sunday.
That’s where the Falcons are now, they’re just hustling the ball down the field, pulling off a big come-from-behind win against the Browns, with two touchdowns scored by two running backs, Cordarrelle Patterson and Caleb Huntley. Quarterback Marcus Mariota struggled with a 41.1 passer rating — going 7-19 for 139 yards and getting picked off once.
Seeing that Brady’s getting his stride back with his stocked bank of receivers, the Falcons will likely have a harder time defending the passing game. The Bucs will also do everything in their power to avoid a third loss at home, which would make them totally winless in Tampa this season.
How to Watch the Falcons vs. the Bucs (Outside the U.S. or Local Market)
Streaming platforms like FuboTV, YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV only work within the United States. This means you’ll need a U.S. IP address if you want to watch abroad. Though the tech that goes into this is complex, using the software is quite simple.
Ever heard of a VPN? They let you unblock libraries of content from around the world, no matter where you are. If you’re traveling away from your city, you can also funnel your connection through a server in your team’s city to pick up local broadcasts.
This is how you watch the Falcons vs. Buccaneers (or any other Week 5 games) with a VPN:
- Pick a solid VPN. Surfshark is our pick for streaming NFL action. Surfshark offers fast connection speeds, unmatched stability, and top-tier privacy and security protection, a perfect combination for watching your favorite sporting events from anywhere.
- Visit Surfshark >
- Sign up for your VPN of choice. Follow the instructions on the website for an easy signup process.
- Download the VPN software onto your streaming device.
- Log into the VPN app.
- Choose a server in the U.S. and connect. Since FOX usually shows a regional market’s games, we recommend connecting to a server in Atlanta or Tampa.
- Go to the streaming site and look for the Falcons vs. Bucs game. Enjoy!
Where to Watch 2022 Week 5 NFL Games Live
If you want to watch other NFL Week 5 games played on Sunday, you have to jump around some streaming platforms. Depending on the game you’re looking for, you will need access to Peacock (NBC), Paramount+ (CBS), or FOX.
For Thursday Night Football, you’ll need Amazon Prime exclusively. For Monday Night Football matchups, you’ll need ESPN.