If you're planning on watching the Patriots vs. Buccaneers game during Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season, you might want to have the TV channel turned on early. Undoubtedly, there will be a lot of chatter and buzz as Tom Brady plays at Gillette Stadium for the first time as a visitor.

Brady spent the first 20 years

of his career with the Patriots before leaving to join the Buccaneers during the spring of 2020. He won a Super Bowl during his first season in Tampa Bay while Belichick and the Patriots missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Belichick and Brady are both extremely competitive. They have a storied history together, but they were on rocky terms during Brady's final season in New England. As such, this game will mean a lot to each man as they look to further cement their legacies among the NFL's pantheon of greats.

Brady also has an excellent chance to break the NFL's all time passing yards record during the game. He needs just 68 passing yards to pass Drew Brees for the No. 1 mark in NFL history.

Here is everything to know about the "Sunday Night Football" game between the Buccaneers and Patriots, including the TV channel, kickoff time and more.

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What channel is Patriots vs. Buccaneers on today?

    TV channel: NBCLive stream: Peacock | fuboTV

    The Patriots vs. Buccaneers game will be broadcast on NBC with the normal "Sunday Night Football" booth calling the game. Al Michael will be the play-by-play broadcaster while Cris Collinsworth provides analysis. Michele Tafoya will serve as the sideline reporter.

    Drew Brees and Tony Dungy will also be a part of the network's game coverage. They will host the pregame and halftime shows, and both should have some excellent stories about their battles with Brady and Belichick during their careers.

    Streamers will be able to watch this contest by using NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports App, Peacock or fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

    Patriots vs. Buccaneers start time

      Date: Sunday, Oct. 3Time: 8:20 p.m. ET 

      The Patriots-Buccaneers game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

      NFL live stream for 'Sunday Night Football'

      NBC broadcasts all "Sunday Night Football" games, so they are available to stream on all of the network's online platforms. This includes Peacock, the network's streaming service which launched ahead of the 2021 Summer Olympics. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable/satellite subscription but can't get in front of a TV.

      For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for "Sunday Night Football." Below are all of them.

      Streaming optionCable subscription needed?Free?CostFree trial?NBC SportsYesYes--PeacockNoYes--NFL AppYesYes--Yahoo! Sports AppNoYes--fuboTVNoNo$60/monthYesAT&T TV NowNoNo$55/monthYesHulu Plus Live TVNoNo$55/monthYesSling TVNoNo$30/monthYesYouTube TVNoNo$65/monthYes

      Patriots' schedule 2021WeekDateOpponentKickoff time TV1Sept. 12vs. Dolphins4:25 p.m. ETCBS2Sept. 19at Jets1 p.m. ETCBS3Sept. 26vs. Saints1 p.m. ETFox4Oct. 3 (SNF)vs. Buccaneers8:20 p.m. ETNBC5Oct. 10at Texans1 p.m. ETCBS6Oct. 17vs. Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETCBS7Oct. 24vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBS8Oct. 31at Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBS9Nov. 7at Panthers1 p.m. ETCBS10Nov. 14vs. Browns1 p.m. ETCBS11Nov. 18 (TNF)at Falcons8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFL Network/Amazon Prime12Nov. 28vs. Titans1 p.m. ETCBS13Dec. 6 (MNF)at Bills8:15 p.m.ESPN14Dec. 12Bye week——15Dec. 18 or 19 (TBD)at ColtsTBDTBD16Dec. 26vs. Bills1 p.m. ETCBS17Jan. 2at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBS18Jan. 9at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBS

      Buccaneers schedule 2021WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV1Sept. 9vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETNBC2Sept. 19vs. Falcons4:05 p.m.Fox3Sept. 26at Rams4:25 p.m.Fox4Oct. 3at Patriots8:20 p.m.NBC5Oct. 10vs. Dolphins1 p.m.CBS6Oct. 14at Eagles8:20 p.m.Fox7Oct. 24vs. Bears4:25 p.m.CBS8Oct. 31at Saints4:25 p.m.Fox9Nov. 7Bye——10Nov. 14at WFT1 p.m.Fox11Nov. 22vs. Giants8:15 p.m.ESPN12Nov. 28at Colts1 p.m.Fox13Dec. 5at Falcons1 p.m.Fox14Dec. 12vs. Bills4:25 p.m.CBS15Dec. 19vs. Saints8:20 p.m.NBC16Dec. 26at Panthers1 p.m.Fox17Jan. 2at Jets1 p.m.Fox18Jan. 9vs. Panthers1 p.m.Fox

      Sunday Night Football schedule 2021WeekDateMatchup1Sept. 9 (Thur.)Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys Sept. 12Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears2Sept. 19Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs3Sept. 26San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers4Oct. 3New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers5Oct. 10Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills6Oct. 17Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks7Oct. 24San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts8Oct. 31Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys9Nov. 7Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans10Nov. 14Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs11Nov. 21Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers12Nov. 28Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns13Dec. 5Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers14Dec. 12Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears15Dec. 19Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints16Dec. 26Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys17Jan. 2Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings18Jan. 9TBD