Bucs Game Ripped Off Sunday Night Football

October 22nd, 2020


The Bucs’ big matchup on Sunday Night Football at the Las Vegas Raiders has been moved to a 4:05 p.m. kickoff on FOX. The Seahawks-Cardinals game was moved up to the prime-time spot on NBC.

NBC likely flexed the Bucs out of the game because the Raiders are dealing with COVID-19 issues and the game could be cancelled or moved to Monday or Tuesday.

That’s to be determined.

And Joe suspects the Raiders are begging the NFL to move the game or push it to the expected Week 18 slot for makeup games. There’s no way Chucky wants to face the Bucs shorthanded. The Raiders’ starting offensive line hasn’t practiced this week because of COVID-19 concerns. Right tackle Trent Brown is in the league virus protocol.

The Bucs already were scheduled to fly into Vegas on Saturday, so this likely doesn’t change their schedule.

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78 Responses to “Bucs Game Ripped Off Sunday Night Football”

  1. 813bucboi Says:


    now i dont have to wait all day….lol….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No way the game should be postponed for a player or two or three….that is why you have expanded rosters & practice squads….
    I suspect we will play Sunday afternoon…..as we should….

    Chucky can whine all he likes but the game shouldn’t be moved…..if it is, it would be the only game in an extended week.

  3. bucfanforever Says:

    Now the Bucs won’t have to be up past Brady’s bed time. No more 5th downs this week.

  4. DBS Says:

    I don’t fell your pain. Players knew what they were supposed to do. Use the backups now.

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Chucky always preached “Next Man Up” when he was here in Tampa, so lets see if he practices what he preaches.

  6. Mitch Says:

    Does that mean the game will still be able to be seen on FOX nationally?

  7. TB12 In Da Bay Says:

    I’m flyin out to Vegas on Saturday so hopefully the game isn’t pushed back further than Monday Night

  8. Snook Says:

    Why isn’t the NFL doing anything to these teams who can’t control their Covid? Instead they cater to them. Play the game as scheduled or forfeit. Maybe that would make teams take this more serious.

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Damn! I was looking forward to being able to see another Prime Time game and will miss the Carrie Underwood intro. Hope the game’s still shown on the east coast, but doubt it will. I’m sure the TV 4:05 PM viewing schedules are already set. Will have to listen on the radio, as panful as that can be.

  10. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    How does moving the game to 4 help?

  11. Danny C Says:

    Hey Joe have you heard any updates on the rest of the offensive line? Have their tests come back negative? If they are negative then they will definitely play the game on Sunday. They would only lose Trent Brown, which is not enough to move the game.

  12. Mike Says:

    The Bucs vs Raiders is the better game, so the only reason they would flex it is if they were pretty sure the game would be played on Monday or Tuesday I think. I don’t see a reason why they would flex them down to 4pm on Sunday.

  13. geno711 Says:

    Perimeter Blocker Says:
    October 22nd, 2020 at 4:08 pm
    How does moving the game to 4 help?

    It has nothing to do with helping Tampa or LV.

    It has to do with the NFL having certainty that they will be able to play a Sunday Night game. Seattle and Arizona.

    They would have more difficulty flexing that game if they waited till Sunday morning. Now both those teams have time to make an adjustment.

  14. idiaznet Says:

    As of last report they have now lost 2 offensive lineman, WR and DB understand with COVID Positive tests. Also the whole offensive line has been sent home and they are investigating weather the Raiders breach protocols as well. No masks and trackers on players. You can’t play with no OL.

  15. Jerry Jones Says:

    I don’t understand how the Raiders are being stroked so hard for obviously screwing up, not following protocol and making the Bucs suffer for it.

  16. BillyBucFan Says:

    Agree completely @Jerry
    Proof that the raiders o line hung out without masks.

    Screw the NFL moving this to week 18.
    Are you honestly gonna give the Raiders 3 weeks to heal in the middle of a season?

    Nothing is gonna be fair this year, but they should pay the price for Ignorance

  17. Wesley Says:

    Awesome now we don’t have to wait till 8 pm.

  18. Allbuccedup Says:

    Put Joe Haeg to left tackle trade Smith to Chucky for a second round pick. HaHaHa

  19. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Geno right on and I am guessing the game will be postponed from Sunday all together now which is BS- but with legalized gambling involved in the NFL now it is a real possibility of moving it to week 18 like stated above.

  20. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    This is nothing more than the league putting Patrick Maholmes in that slot.

  21. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    The earlier the better.

  22. BucfaninMi Says:

    Awesome now I don’t get to watch!😡

  23. neal Says:

    So if we lose a few players to injury we are allowed to just move the game until we get our players back? They should have to play as scheduled if they have enough bodies to go, and if they dont they should forfeit. It’s not the Bucs fault they can’t follow protocol .

  24. vic robertson Says:

    this is crap- yeah i said it. livin in lameass cowboys land- i dont get many games. ive been waiting on this one all season. i get the 2020 Toy Awards (FOX)you guys get the game. cause no, apparently the MFL-yeah you read that right-do the math-is still of the mindset that few fans live in other markets- arrghhh. enjoy yourselves everyone! im envious. wished i still live in clearwater. GO BUCS

  25. JameisAlmighty Says:

    Good move by the NFL.

  26. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Not 1 positive incident during this NFL season since starting testing

    Player nor personnel

    Has come to the level of hospitalization

    Play the games

    Here in Polk county Florida

    We call the coronvirus

    A Flu”

    Kobe Faker

  27. Jon Says:

    It looks like the Raiders put the entire O line on the covid list.

  28. Jason Richardson Says:

    It looks like the entire O Line for the Raiders were put on the Covid list

  29. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    I think they should still play minus Covid players and if nobody can play due to Covid then the team with no players should have to forfeit. It will force teams to reconsider how they handle the Covid loosely or not. Go Bucs!

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    They have to make the flex decision early enough for crews, networks to adjust to the new times…..
    CBS will likely cover the 4pm game now instead of NBC…..

  31. Mitch Says:

    The only player that has test positive was Trent Brown. The other players being placed on the COVID reserve list are considered high risk contacts. They can still be cleared to play the Bucs if they post negative tests all the way until Sunday morning. That is the best case scenario for the game to be played.

  32. Will Says:

    I’ll be in Vegas tomorrow. Hoping they don’t cancel the game all together. The only positive there is it would give us a chance to heal up totally and be ready to make a real playoff push starting the Monday night game against the Giants.
    Gotta find the bright side but I want to see this game played Sunday.

  33. DoooshLaRue Says:


    That was pretty funny.

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sorry, the game will be on Fox instead of NBC but the networks need time to adjust….

  35. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Chunky & Co. are coming off a bye week ( as were the Pack…come on NFL! ) and blew it with Trent BrownEye’s violation(s). I sure hope they don’t reward them with a push to Week 18.

  36. adam from ny Says:

    wow bumped from primetime…

    chuckie’s gang fugged up…

    let the games go on goodell !

    after last weeks game we don’t want a break…we need continuity…

    let’s keep it rolling after the green bay performance…

    the hell with the raiders and their partying with vegas floozies…

    now they must pay the price and play without key mongers

  37. Jeffbuc Says:

    Bucfaninmi I wish there was a way I could link up with you and give you my pass word to log in to my Sunday ticket account to help another buc fan out. You know of any ways for me to get you the info let me know and I have no problem letting you log in and watch the game.

  38. ClodHopper Says:

    I planned my entire weekend around this being a night game. To semi-quote Joe semi-quoting Chucky: Mother Flickerschmitt!!

  39. chris L Says:

    this is BS. i dont care if their entire o-line is out. you cant make us fly all the way west coast on a whim and play a game on a monday or tuesday. they had a bye and they shouldnt have gathered together. the protocols are simple. mask up. they should suffer the consequence then. no rescheduling it, just play with your backups. no different than guys doing something stupid off the field. not our issue and NFL better not give in to any changes.

  40. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I don’t care about what time the game is as long as we win. That is what matters. It does suck though for fans outside of the viewing are though who may have to go to a watering hole to see the game on TV.

  41. COREYATX Says:

    Per BSPN: Abram and the offensive linemen must quarantine for five days plus their last day of contact, which was Monday — which means they could conceivably be cleared Sunday morning via a POC test.

  42. jjtixs Says:

    Our defense vs their Jv TEAM…….LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  43. Daniel Says:

    I’m fine without staying up until Midnight again considering 4 of our next 5 games were scheduled in primetime.

  44. Darin Says:

    Just play baby!

  45. SOEbuc Says:

    How the hell have the Titans played five games??? Wasn’t their entire franchise covid-19 positive at the beginning of the year??? Always looking forward to the next Bucs game but a cancellation just gives more our injured players rest up. A bye week seven and thirteen if they push it to the end of the season. This is BS though. Just cus Chucky sent his oline home it gets moved or cancelled.

  46. Rick Says:

    They should not postpone this game. Their lineman chose to hang out without masks. Play stupid games win stupid prizes.

  47. adam from ny Says:

    there is the fine line between resting the players up like an extra bye week…


    continuity to keep rolling and on schedule after a performance like against green bay

  48. adam from ny Says:

    they’re in vegas…

    get real man…

    young horned up rich men with full pockets…

    the were eating dirty poonanny

  49. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Google Play store Live Sports streaming app. I’ve been able to watch 99% of all my Bucs games

  50. Mcruzer Says:

    All the day drinkers are happy that the game is at 4pm and couldn’t give a crap with the change.

  51. Cobraboy Says:

    If no other O-Line tests positive, they should play.

    CV19 is just another “injury.”

  52. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Man Lavonte David got the NFL Way To Play award, Roger Goodell will award him it. I need to get me a David jersey since you know….my name is David, plus I’m 54.

    Ronald Jones got the Angry Runner award just don’t know how official that is.

  53. Bobby M. Says:

    Seems like karma for a coach that wasn’t taking the mask rules all that seriously. IMO the show goes on….what happens in week 18 if we have an outbreak? You think the NFL gives us a week to recover?….I highly doubt it. Unfortunately those are the breaks this season.

  54. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Unfortunately, this change in start time screams postponement.

  55. SOEbuc Says:

    True that Adam. But depending on what the happens (don’t worry Rog will find a way to F’ us over) I’ll take Mike Evans and Godwin practicing for two weeks instead of coming into a game still banged up playing full speed.

  56. orlbucfan Says:

    Moving the game to a later date gives our guys more time to heal. Fine with me. Bucs have been following strict CV protocol and I salute the entire franchise. Now, my headache is getting Bucs radio especially with the Rays in post season. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!

  57. Bucsfan81 Says:

    This might actually help us we suck on prime time night games. Now we have a better shot being 4pm slot.

  58. REDZONE BA Says:

    Maybe another 2-Game Monday night schedule? Bucs/Raiders is too good for NFL to shift to a local market 4PM game.

  59. REDZONE BA Says:

    Gruden will go “Spider 2Y Banana” crazy having to play Bucs D without his starting Oline. Paint me as surprised if this game is played on Sunday.

  60. Pete I Says:

    Won’t collide with game 5 of the World Series now…

  61. Patrick Says:

    Disgraceful how they didn’t move this to another prime time slot or postpone it to a later time. Millions of people were anticipating seeing this on national TV.

    They owe Tampa another national televised game to make up for this.

  62. adam from ny Says:

    it’ll probably get pushed back to tuesday…

    in the end you gotta play it safe if you’re goodell…

    all those guys sent home with no contact since monday, technically can go on sunday if no one tests positive…

    but, they’ll probably wait like a week and push it back to tuesday…

    if they play sunday and a few more raiders and some bucs test positive afterwards, it’ll be really bad for the league…

    logistically if all is smooth moving forward, i’m guessing the game is a go on tuesday evening…

    then we have a short week going into new york for the gigantes

  63. REDZONE BA Says:

    What a conundrum for NFL? Outstanding match-up of two play-off bound teams, with underlying story of Gruden vs Bucs?

    Play Sunday at 4PM with a weakened Raiders team? Or move the game to another date so the teams deliver a competitive game for massive national audience? The latter is my argument, if I am Mark Davis/Gruden to Roger….

    What will Roger do? And what are Glazers doing? 5-2 guarantees a high play-off probability for Bucs, given remaining schedule.

  64. SB Says:

    I know it is just HS Football but my son’s team has already had two other teams forfeit due to the Virus MHSAA declared early that any team that can’t play due to the Virus must forfeit. Too cold up here to postpone games.
    MAN UP and SUIT UP! or Forfeit.

  65. Rod Munch Says:

    I love a Sunday Night game, lets me watch football all day and then sit back and relax for SNF without distractions of other games. What a bunch of garbage.

  66. Mike Johnson Says:

    Mr. Covaid is slowly but surely starting to creep its way..into the NFL. The Bucs are to be applauded for having been this lucky so far. I won’t be surprised if the Sun game is pushed back even further if Chucky complains to the Commish. I mean having to play without your horses guys..Come on!

  67. REDZONE BA Says:

    Me too, Rod. But Roger is looking out for NFL, not the Bucs.

  68. Brandon Says:

    I’m not happy but the Karens of the Mask Police need to STFU. They don’t play in masks and you’re upset because they ate together without masks? #1 masks really don’t work. #2 you can’t eat with a mask on #3 they’re together all day. You guys are beyond stupid. Not sure how the brainless could be brainwashed yet here we are.

  69. REDZONE BA Says:

    @Brandon – Bucs have been super-lucky so far, regarding CV. Stay tuned. Hopefully, we remain LUCKY in this weird pandemic.

  70. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Honestly, I’m not at all comfortable about our players being exposed to the Raider’s players.

    He teams they played had positive tests as a result?

  71. Joe Says:

    Honestly, I’m not at all comfortable about our players being exposed to the Raider’s players.

    Per Wall Street Journal, there is no evidence of college or NFL football players transmitting The Sickness from playing someone who carries the virus. It is when dudes eat together inside is the culprit. Joe linked to this story in “Morning Cup Of Joe.”

  72. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Brandon Says
    “#1 masks really don’t work.”

    Allow me to educate you, Brandon. Wearing masks is not about avoiding being infected. Wearing masks is about NOT INJECTING OTHERS.

    Because people can be carriers without being aware of it, the infection spreads. Wearing masks prevents that.

    Masks have been used in hospitals for over 100 years for that very reason. A proud father in with his wife while she is having her baby?

    The doctors don’t have the father wear the mask because the mother or baby will infect him, it’s because he can infect them.

    Masks work. It’s people not understanding the way they work that is the issue.

  73. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Forfeiting is all good…until our team has to do it.

  74. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Brandon Says:
    “Not sure how the brainless could be brainwashed yet here we are.”

    LOL. It’s quite a feat!

  75. UKBuccaneer Says:

    The earlier slot on Sunday works better for me, but I’m in the minority. For those of us in Europe that’s the difference between heading to bed around midnight or 4am!

  76. Ummmm Says:

    I used to go nuts nuts waiting for our games when I was young! I’ll take switch, NP! Go BUCS!!!

  77. Anonymous Says:

    I would be happy not to play Sunday night. Bucs are not doing so well with prime time games, and have another one in NYC next Monday against 1-6 Giants, who also seem to have the Bucs’ number.

  78. Daniel Carrier Says:

    Really? Fox aired the stupid 2020 Toy Awards instead of the Bucs vs Raiders? Who cares about the stupid toy awards!