The Indianapolis Colts have been a pleasant surprise this season. At 6-5, they’re coming off of an absolute walloping of the Buffalo Bills on the legs of Jonathan Taylor. Taylor had 32 carries for 185 yards and four touchdowns, setting career highs in touchdowns and carries. The Colts are trying to gain ground on the Titans in the AFC South, and with the Titans sitting an 8-3 coming off of a head-scratching loss to the Texans, the hill doesn’t feel so insurmountable.
Meanwhile, there’s nothing surprising about the Buccaneers. They’re 7-3 in the thick of the NFC race, and with the teams in the division fading quickly their eyes should be on the No. 1 seed the Packers currently hold. After losing to the Washington Football Team two weeks ago, the Buccaneers beat up on the New York Giants in “Monday Night Football” last week in a 30-10 victory. Tom Brady returned to form, completing six passes to four different players, and throwing a pair of touchdowns.
With the Colts sitting as 3.5 point home dogs in this game, there are a few things in their favor. The Buccaneers have ruled out Antonio Brown, but that provides little solace given the stable of receivers alongside him. The Colts are 24th in the NFL against the pass, and they’ll have to be much better than that to keep up with an offense as potent as Tampa Bay’s.
Of course, their running game at its best can keep the Colts in any game. They throttled the Bills for their biggest win of the season last week by getting out early and often, and they’ll have to do the same against the Buccaneers. If they let Brady set the pace of the game, they’ll have a lot of trouble, as Colts fans can attest. Brady was 15-4 against the Colts as a member of the Patriots, so the onus is on Frank Reich to shake Brady off come Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Buccaneers vs. Colts this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 12 NFL schedule.
What channel is Colts vs. Buccaneers on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- TV channel (Tampa Bay): WTVT
- TV channel (Cincinnati): WXIN
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Colts vs. Buccaneers will be broadcast regionally on local Fox affiliate channels. Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olson are in the booth calling this game for Fox, with Pam Oliver giving sideline analysis. Mike Pereira will be giving commentary on the officiating along with the other early games.
You can find Tampa Bay’s away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 384, while the Colts’ home broadcast airs on channel 229.
In Canada, viewers can watch Colts vs. Buccaneers on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.
Colts vs. Buccaneers start time
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 28
- Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
Colts vs. Buccaneers is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET. Much of the country will have this game, with only local early game markets not receiving it on Fox.
Colts schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff time (ET)||TV|
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Seahawks||1 p.m.||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Rams||1 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Dolphins||1 p.m.||CBS|
|5||Oct. 11 (Monday)||at Ravens||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Texans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at 49ers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|9||Nov. 4 (Thursday)||vs. Jets||8:20 p.m.||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Bills||1 p.m.||CBS|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Buccaneers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Texans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 18/19||vs. Patriots||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 25 (Christmas)||at Cardinals||8:15 p.m.||NFLN|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Raiders||1 p.m.||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
Buccaneers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Rams||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Patriots||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Dolphins||1 p.m.||CBS|
|6||Oct. 14||at Eagles||8:20 p.m.||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Bears||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31||at Saints||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at WFT||1 p.m.||Fox|
|11||Nov. 22||vs. Giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||at Colts||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Falcons||1 p.m.||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Bills||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Saints||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|16||Dec. 26||at Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Jets||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox|