Cross-conference matchups are always an odd fit for Thursday Night Football, but here we are with one such game on this evening. Tonight, the New England Patriots and their league-worst defense have traveled South to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their every-fourth-year matchup.
The last time these teams played, New England earned a 23-3 victory thanks to two touchdown passes from Tom Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins. That game moved the Patriots to 3-0 in the early part of the 2013 season, while Tampa Bay dropped to 0-3. That postseason saw the Patriots fall in Denver in the AFC Championship Game, while the Buccaneers finished 4-12 and got head coach Greg Schiano fired.
Here are the details for tonight’s game; watch, comment, and enjoy!
New England Patriots (2-2) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)
Raymond James Stadium
Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:25 PM Eastern Time
CBS and NFL Network
Commentators: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson