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Thursday Night Football, Week 1: Cowboys and Buccaneers kick off 2021 season

Football is finally back!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

After months of waiting, real NFL football is finally returning this evening. The defending Super Bowl champions open up week one of the regular season as usual, as tonight sees the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the league’s kickoff game.

This game should have no shortage of star power, particularly on offense where Tom Brady and Dak Prescott are among the highest-profile quarterbacks in the sport. Both will be throwing the ball to deep receiving corps as well, with the Cowboys featuring the likes of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup while the Buccaneers will again roll out Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown.

This should be an intriguing matchup, even if Las Vegas’ oddsmakers have the Bucs as an 8.5-point favorite. So join us here at Acme Packing Company as we celebrate the return of football this evening!


Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida


Thursday, September 9, 2021
8:20 PM Eastern Time


TV Channel: NBC
Broadcasters: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Online streaming options: NBC Sports app, NFL app, Yahoo! Sports app
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports,