Packers vs Bucs Livestream: How to watch NFL Week 3 from anywhere in the US

Although we took these matchups for granted, at some point Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will have to retire, right? The veteran Super Bowl-champion quarterbacks will continue to battle Father Time — and each other — on Sunday afternoon when the Packers and Bucs meet in Tampa.

The game will air on Fox nationally and in the Tampa and Green Bay areas on live tv streaming servicesbut there may be cases where you are blocked due to internet location issue or just want an extra layer of privacy for streaming.

There’s an option that doesn’t require subscribing to something like NFL Sunday Ticket or NFL Plus, or searching the internet for a sketchy website: a virtual private network, or vpn. Here’s how you can watch the game from anywhere in the US with a VPN.

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Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers travel to Florida on Sunday to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Packers vs. Bucs: When and where?

For Week 3 of the NFL season, the Packers take on the Bucs at 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. PT). The game will take place in Tampa, Florida at Raymond James Stadium.

How to watch the Packers vs. Bucs game online from anywhere using a VPN

If you are unable to view the game locally due to incorrectly enforced blackout restrictions, you may need another way to watch the game and this is where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea when you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and connections.

With a VPN, you can virtually change your location on your phone, tablet, or laptop to access the game. So if your ISP or mobile carrier has blocked you with an IP address that says incorrectly your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can fix this problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, unobstructed zone. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPNmake it really easy to do.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in all countries where VPNs are legal, including the United States and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should, however, ensure that your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: even when VPNs are legal, the streaming service can terminate the account of anyone it believes is circumventing properly enforced blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN for people who want a reliable and secure VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It’s normally $13 a month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 49% and get three months of free access – the equivalent of $6.67 a month – if you get an annual subscription.

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Stream the Packers vs. Bucs game live in the US

This week’s Packers vs. Bucs game is on Fox, so in addition to a VPN, you’ll need a live tv streaming service which carries a local Fox affiliate that airs the game. The cheapest service is Sling TV Blue. You’ll need to be a Sling Blue subscriber in order to watch the game, and you’ll need to switch your VPN to the Tampa Bay or Milwaukee areas, or one in a market like New York that should receive the game nationwide.


Of the live TV streaming services that carry local Fox stations, the cheapest is Sling TV Blue at $35 per month. Note that Sling is currently running a promotion where the first month of service is half price ($17.50) for new subscribers.

An important caveat: In our experience, local Fox affiliates will only be available if your billing address is in one of the 18 metropolitan areas covered by Sling’s agreement. If you’re outside of one of these areas, you’re probably better off opting for one of the alternative services listed below.

Many others live tv streaming services also broadcast local Fox stations, namely YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV. They all cost more than Sling TV, but they also offer more channels, including football-specific channels like Fox, ESPN, NFL Network, and/or RedZone. Discover our guide to live tv streaming channels for more details.

Quick tips

A roster for the Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay game on Sling TV

You can watch the game on Sling TV in the Tampa Bay Market.

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  • As stated above, Sling Blue is only an option if and when the ability to get local Fox affiliates is active on your account. You may want to verify that your billing address is eligible for this option before committing your credit card.
  • With three variables in play – your ISP, video streaming provider, and VPN – experience and success can vary.
  • Sling Blue does not carry the local Fox channel in Green Bay, so the best way to watch the game is through Tampa Bay. Alternatively, you can also go through the New York Market on Sling and Express VPN.

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