TAMPA, Fla. – The NFL is back and the first game of the season features Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking on the Dallas Cowboys at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday.
What channel is the game on? NBC
How can you listen to the game? 96.9 FM and 740 AM
How to stream the game? NFL Sunday Ticket
Which team is favored to win the game? Tampa Bay is a 7.5-point Las Vegas favorite
What is the total for the game? 52
Tom Brady and the Bucs are the favorites to beat the Cowboys on Thursday.
Tampa Bay basically returns its entire starting lineup from the Super Bowl run.
The Cowboys will be without one of the team’s best players on Thursday. Offensive lineman Zack Martin will not play in the game after testing positive for COVID-19.
Tampa Bay announced the captains for this year:
- Quarterback Tom Brady
- Wide receiver Mike Evans
- Linebacker Davonte David
- Linebacker Devin White
- Punter Bradley Pinion
- Linebacker Kevin Minter
In the playoffs, last season, Chris Godwin, Evans and Leonard Fournette were the offensive playmakers for the Bucs.
Fournette ran for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Godwin caught 16 balls for 232 yards and a touchdown. Evans had 11 receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns.