Chargers At Bucs, TV Map (UPDATED)

October 4th, 2020

Who broadcasts the Bucs?

[UPDATED: Midnight Sunday] Wanna know where you can watch the Chargers-Bucs game free tomorrow afternoon? Joe’s here to help.

(The TV map is updated to reflect replacement game telecasts in areas that originally were scheduled to broadcast the Patriots-Chiefs game which was postponed Saturday.)

It seems more than just a few people are interested to see how wunderkind Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert does against the Bucs defense. Roughly 70 percent of the country will be able to watch the game on their local CBS affiliate’s airwaves.

Basically, if you live south of I-4 in Florida, in much of the Southeast, in New England or west of the Mississippi River, there is a very good chance you can watch the game from the comfort of your beer-stained, dog-hair-infested couch without the need for NFL Sunday Ticket. That is, provided you aren’t going to drink and eat at Big Storm Brewery or plan to head out to Hooters.

CBS Sports has assigned Ian Eagle and Charles Davis to call the game. As always, TV coverage maps are courtesy of

CBS Early Window [UPDATED]


Red: LA Chargers @ Tampa Bay (UPDATED)
Indianapolis @ Chicago
Yellow: Baltimore @ Washington
Orange/Brown: Jacksonville @ Cincinnati

Streaming: Fans may stream the broadcast from or on a mobile device using one of the following: Buccaneers Official app, NFL app,  CBS All Access app or Yahoo! Sports app. Geographic restrictions apply.

40 Responses to “Chargers At Bucs, TV Map (UPDATED)”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can anyone imagine this kind of coverage of Chargers/Bucs last year?

    Bucs are relevant therefore Bucs must win!!!

  2. DanBucsFan Says:

    Yea but here in lake mary fl we will be stuck watching jax and cincy…smh

  3. Elita Vita Says:

    Living above the I-4 corridor and I’m stuck seeing the Jaguars! I hate giving up Bucs games for any other team! How can I still watch the Game under these circumstances?

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    NO! I have to watch the Jags?! They aren’t relevant below the Duval-St Johns county line.

  5. Howard Cosell Says:

    Shad Khan is the new Glazers.
    Glazers are the new Rooneys… least for now

  6. Joe Says:

    How can I still watch the Game under these circumstances?

    There is NFL Sunday Ticket (Joe has had it since the 1990s and it is the best money Joe spends each year).

    (Joe is not allowed to share any illegal ways to watch the game and any such posts will be deleted and the poster may be banned. Sorry.)

  7. Joe Says:

    Can anyone imagine this kind of coverage of Chargers/Bucs last year?


  8. Joe Says:

    Joe just thought of this:

    Since the Jags are an AFC team, is Orlando their secondary TV market? That would fully explain why the Bucs are bounced for the Jags on the CBS affilate there.

    (For example, Orlando is the secondary market for the Bucs, but the Bucs are an NFC team and the NFC broadcast rights are owned by FOX.)

    If Joe recalls the TV contracts correctly, each NFL team is allowed to designate a nearby TV market as its “secondary” market and so that market always shows its games there. Culverhouse designated Orlando as the Bucs’ secondary market decades ago.

  9. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Yahoo! I will see the game in the Adirondacks!

  10. Richard Dickson Says:

    We’re considered the Jags secondary market in Orlando. Longtime Dolphins fans were mad because we’d been a Dolphins market for years, then the Jags came along and it was decided we were a Jags market.

    Looks like I’ll either be braving my local sports bar or Redzoning it.

  11. Bucsfan81 Says:

    [Sorry, not on this site. — Joe]

  12. Jmarkbuc Says:


    There is, and I don’t think it’s illegal, but Joe says I can’t post it

  13. Buccan8 Says:

    Does CBS think Jacksonville, FL and Jackson, MS are the same place?

  14. Darin Says:

    Noooooo! Sorry for your loss. Ugh watching Jax Cin sounds worse than church. Head south soon!

  15. Orlampa Turd Says:

    Orlando is a secondary Jags market but we were screwed out of a Bucs game on Fox early last season, I believe it was the season opener. I thought the NFL changed their rules to allow stations to ignore the secondary market rule to show better games.

  16. Joe Says:

    There is, and I don’t think it’s illegal, but Joe says I can’t post it

    The only “legal” way is for the streaming options listed in the post or NFL Sunday Ticket (which in some markets can be purchased whether you have DirecTV or not).

  17. Mort Says:

    Stuck in that dumb yellow island in the middle of the red. Womp.

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    NFL Game Pass is good if you live overseas. All the games are LIVE unlike if you are in the US. There is one catch lol, the Chargers game for me is “Live” at 1:00 am Monday morning here in the Philippines. GO BUCS

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Have not seen this much Buc coverage since Custers last stand.

  20. TampaTown Says:

    Part of this scares me or maybe it’s just PTSD but every time we’re on national TV for the whole country that never gets to see a Bucs game- we $hit the bed.

  21. Chimichango Says:

    Hell’s yeah! I get to watch from Houston!

  22. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Has there ever been a regular season TV map of a 1 o’clock time slot for the Bucs with this kind of coverage in the history of the team? The only time you would see a TV map like this is during a playoff game. CBS is jumping on the chance to show Brady bunch. TBA – Tom Brady Affect.
    GO BUCS!!!!

  23. adam from ny Says:


    i’m going to see the bucs maybe 5 times…maybe…or 4…

    on nfl ticket this year…

    i’m in a great self debate weather i wasted the money this year for nfl sunday ticket…

    the next big clump of games are basically all going to be national…

    seemingly on nfl sunday ticket for me:


    of the first 9 games, looks like 8 are national in my jurisdiction…

    that’s just simply insane!…

    and 3 out of the final 7 seem to be national at this point too…

    that’s 11 or 16 games for the bucs being national…

    basically the nfl wants the bucs in the superbowl or to at least succeed big time…

    we have never ever had the nfl in our corner like this…

    we generally get 1 game, occasionally 2 games, taken away from us per year by a blown referee call…

    this year i guarantee we get one game given back to us as a victory by a referee call…

    the nfl now loves the bucs…

    (and those all pewter unis are so gawd damn bad azz)

  24. adam from ny Says:

    we def need the pewter pants w/ white jerseys combo…

    the all white is being used to heavily this year…

    it’s like a color rush uni – but in all white…

    they look a little weird in all white…

    it’s like if a guy wears an all white suit…

    like tattoo and mr. rourke from fantasy island…

    pewter pants and white jersey combo is the bomb azz look…

    do it…do it

  25. adam from ny Says:

    typo ^^^^^^

    that’s 11 of 16 games for the bucs being national…

  26. adam from ny Says:

    last week the refs sorta gave the bills a game over the rams at the end…

    otherwise the rams would have won…

    they had it and the rug was pulled out on them by the refs and the nfl

  27. unbelievable Says:

    @adam –

    Yeah I have the sundayticket digital streaming package, and it feels like a big waste for this year. Honestly might cancel the last 2 months of it

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Any idea of what updated map will look like with Bears game moving to late slot of games? Bucs viewing for Chicago area Bucs fans?

  29. TampaTown Says:

    Tattoo and Mr Rourke 😂😂

  30. FirstTimePoster Says:

    A VPN is your friend. That is all.

  31. gp Says:

    Every year! CBS buys the rights to 1 or 2 bucs games just to NOT show them in the central Florida market. I sometimes think they hate the bucs more than the ref’s do! SMDH
    Do they really think they’re going to earn more revenue showing the Jags play Cleveland????? We should e-mail and phone b0mb them to let them know how we feel about it!

  32. Dapostman Says:

    Look at the other 3 choices. No wonder the Chargers/Bucs are the CBS National game.

  33. orlbucfan Says:

    Go to Tampa Bay Bucs Radio and Schedule. That’s how I will be listening to it live. Orlando is the secondary Jags market. It’s stupid cos Jax is physically further from O-ville than Tampa. But… talks and BS walks. Bucs have always been treated like lepers by the craporate sports $$$$ media market.

  34. Brandon Says:

    Joe, I don’t understand all the fuss you’ve had in the past regarding posting stuff on here and how you are responsible. There was an internet freedom act a few years back that was passed that actually protects you from what people post on here. I can’t look it up because I’d have to leave this page to do so but I’m pretty certain you are safe. On the other hand, maybe there is some legal agreement between the NFL and the media that covers it to protect their product. If that is the case, I get it. But if not, I don’t get it.

  35. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If the Bucs win (they should) in a bog way today, they result will be more flex games.

  36. Bird Says:

    Where is live stream on

  37. Joe Says:

    On the other hand, maybe there is some legal agreement between the NFL and the media that covers it to protect their product. If that is the case, I get it. But if not, I don’t get it.

    Simply put, Joe was informed a few years back that posting info on how to illegally obtain streams of games can and will result in revocation of credentials with both the NFL and Bucs. NFL munchkins actually monitor this and other NFL-related sites. Some actually try to post comments asking how to obtain an illegal stream (for various purposes).

    Hope that clears things up.

  38. Jeffbuc Says:

    I’m with joe Sunday ticket is the best thing going. Haven’t been stuck watching the cowboys or giants after the bucs used to be al 1:00 games. I like to be able to tune in to what ever game I want at anytime. The redzone bores me cause I don’t get the feel of the games. I like to tune in and watch are conference opponents and see how there playing and root for them to lose.

  39. m0j0 Says:

    This is nuts. The whole dang country can watch the game but if you are Orlando you get only Jags vs. Bengals? Nonsense, just utter nonsense.

  40. RJ Says:

    I wonder who decided that Orlando and Brevard wanted Jacksonville as our team, then they wonder why the rating are low – not are team – I am with mOjO – this is nonsense