PREVIEW: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Travel North to Washington for NFL Playoff Wildcard Round Matchup

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8:15 p.m. ET on NBC

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WASHINGTON D.C. (TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS) – It’s finally here: Wild Card Weekend. And this time, the Buccaneers are in it.

After finishing 11-5 in the regular season, the Bucs will now enter the postseason as the NFC’s fifth seed and take on the Washington Football Team as the winners of the NFC East.

Because Tampa Bay got in as a wild card team, they’ll have to travel up to FedEx Field. They’re also on a short week given that the game will be in primetime on “Super Wild Card Saturday.” They’ve met the team from Washington twice before in the playoffs – the last time coming after the 2005 season, the last time the Bucs were 11-5, when Washington knocked Tampa Bay out of the playoffs. The first time the two teams met following the 1999 regular season, the Buccaneers advanced.

Saturday will be the tiebreaker.

Read on for how to watch the NFC South matchup, along with some key facts about the game.

– Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) vs. Washington Football Team (7-9)
– Postseason Record: 1-1
– All-Time Record: Washington leads series 12-11
– Road record: 4-6

Watch on TV:
– Saturday, January 9, 2021
– Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
– Location: FedExField
– Television Network: NBC
– Broadcast Crew: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Tony Dungy (color), Kathryn Tappen (reporter)