Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas
clash will kick off the 2021 NFL regular season on Thursday night.

The Buccaneers will play in
front of the home crowd at Raymond James Stadium, attempting to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since Brady led the New England
Patriots to back-to-back victories in 2003 and 2004.

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Here is everything one needs to
know about the season opener:

Date and Timings:

The game is
scheduled at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday, 9th September. It will be played in the Raymond
James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.


It will be broadcasted on NBC. Al Michaels (play by play), Cris
Collinsworth (color analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter) serve as the broadcast
crew. Fans can also watch the game on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App.

The commentary for the game can be heard on Radio FM: 97.9 FM (98 Rock).

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Live Stream

The match will be available for live streaming on fuboTV.


Shawn Hochuli
has been named the referee for the match.

The Buccaneers have all 22
starters back on offence and defence, and are one of the preseason favourites
to win Super Bowl 56. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are coming off a dismal 6-10
season, but they have great aspirations for 2021.

The Buccaneers led the league in
rushing touchdowns allowed, permitting only 10 during the 2020 season. Last
season, the Cowboys were second-worst in the league in terms of running yards
allowed per game, giving 158.8 on average.

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Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl
champion, is entering his 22nd NFL season. He will
see a Super Bowl banner unfurled before a Week 1 game for the seventh time in
his career. It will be his first as a Buccaneer; his previous six
being with the Patriots.

Dak Prescott, his Cowboys
counterpart, will play for the first time since sustaining a serious injury
last October. Dallas’ season was derailed by his injury, and the club
missed the playoffs.