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How to watch the Bengals visit the Tampa Bay Bucs.

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Bucs will be facing off this Sunday afternoon. It isn’t surprising that the Bengals are still very much in the thick of the playoff hunt, but it is a little surprising that right now the Bucs are clinging to the AFC South with a losing record currently.

The Bengals have had four very impressive wins in a row. They took down the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs who both had that game circled for revenge. They even saw Joe Burrow exercise some demons by defeating the Cleveland Browns last week, which effectively ended their slight hopes at the playoffs. Burrow did that after losing wide receivers Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd on the first series. Of course, he and Ja’Marr Chase still had a huge game, but Burrow also slung it around to the replacement receivers very well on the way to a win.

Tom Brady pulled the ol’ “I’m retired, but I’m actually going to come back” move this offseason. He is 45-years-old, and he has looked every bit of it at times this season. He still has enough magic in him to pilot this team to some sneaky wins and should never be counted out of any game because of it. This just isn’t the same Tampa Bay team that he had a miraculous Super Bowl run with.

Cincinnati’s defense should give Brady all he can handle this Sunday. They have done a wonderful job of disguising coverages and mixing up personnel to be able to attack opposing offenses. Brady may be one of the few quarterbacks in the league capable of keeping up with everything being thrown at him. That will likely be a huge key to this game, though.

Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)

Date/Time: Dec. 18th, 2022 at 4:25 pm ET

Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL

Series Leader: The Bucs lead the all-time series 7-5

TV Channel: The game will air on CBS-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WKRC-TV (Ch. 12) in Cincinnati, WHIO-TV (Ch. 7) in Dayton and on WKYT-TV (Ch. 27) in Lexington

Broadcasters: Jim Nantz (play-byplay), Tony Romo (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter).

Online Stream: Paramount+ or use a free trial of fuboTV.

Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7).

Broadcasters: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst).

SB Nation Bucs site: Bucs Nation

Rosters: CIN | TB

Stats to Know: CIN | TB

Weather: Mostly cloudy in the mid 50s with a 0% chance of precipitation, per NFL weather.

Odds: The Bengals are 3.5-point favorites via DraftKings Sportsbook.