The Bucs will play their first game inside Raymond James Stadium this year on Friday, when they take on the Miami Dolphins at home. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Dolphins have actually been in town most of the week and the two teams held joint practices on Tuesday and Wednesday in advance of Friday's contest. Practicing against a different team helps to break up the monotony of training camp and also allows the first and second teams more reps during practice. The first-team offense went against the Miami first-team defense in team periods and vice versa. The reps can also be a little bit more physical, knowing those aren't your teammates on the other side of the line.
"With as much [practice] as our one's are getting today and tomorrow, I don't think it's necessary probably to play them much in the ball game – maybe a few more plays than last week," Head Coach Bruce Arians said on his plan for Friday's game. "If things go as well as they did early offensively, it'll probably be the same. Defensively, the same – just because of the work we're getting this week. If we weren't working together this week, we'd probably play 20 plays [or] 25."
This year also includes a live-stream option for all four games for the very first time. The stream is available through the Buccaneers Official App and online at Buccaneers.com/live. It is subject to market restrictions and available in the same markets with television coverage. Out-of-market fans can watch on NFL Game Pass.
See below for how to watch and listen to the game in your area on our regional affiliates.
How to Watch:
Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Dan Lucas
WFLA - Tampa
WESH – Orlando
WFTX – Ft. Myers
WOGX – Gainesville
WFNA – Pensacola, Mobile, AL
WZDX – Huntsville, AL
WTLH – Tallahassee
WMBB – Panama City
WPBF – West Palm Beach
How to Listen:
*In-market fans can listen through the Bucs Official App
Gene Deckerhoff, Dave Moore, T.J. Rives
98ROCK (98.7 - Tampa)
The Boot (103.9 FM – Brooksville)
ESPN SW Florida (99.3 FM – Ft. Myers/Naples/Punta Gorda)
Citrus (95.3 FM - Homosassa)
WLKF (96.7 FM and 1430 AM – Lakeland)
WYGM (740 AM/ 96.9 FM – Orlando and Melbourne)
WSTU (1450 AM - Port St. Lucie)
ESPN Tallahassee (97.9 FM – Tallahassee)
WTMP-FM 96.1 and WMGG-AM 1470 (Tampa)
Sirius/XM Channel 88
On the Bucs Official App*
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