With Alex Smith dominated out due to a calf damage, Taylor Heinicke is the quarterback of selection for the Washington Soccer Group in Saturday’s NFC wild-card matchup with the Buccaneers.

Heinicke, who has thrown simply 77 profession NFL passes, goes up towards maybe the best passer of all-time in Tom Brady. It is a seemingly lopsided assembly, although Brady is 43 years previous and the sport is being performed in Landover, Md. Washington (7-9) is right here solely due to the ineptitude of the NFC East; Tampa Bay (11-5) enters the postseason believing it might make a deep run.

For Washington to be aggressive, it’ll doubtless want edge rushers Chase Younger and Montez Sweat to get in Brady’s face. The rising duo mixed for 16.5 sacks in the course of the common season.

Brady, although, has numerous receivers adept at discovering virtually quick area after the snap. The quickness of extensive receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown off the road of scrimmage make it tough to succeed in Brady earlier than the ball leaves his hand.

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Buccaneers vs. Washington dwell updates, highlights

Dwell updates will start at about 8:15 ET.

Buccaneers vs. Washington begin time

  • Begin time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • TV channel (nationwide): NBC
  • Dwell stream: NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV 

This kickoff time is similar as the same old Monday evening kickoff time in the course of the common season. Washington is coming off a Sunday evening recreation in Week 17, which could have its physique clocks lined as much as begin at the moment once more within the first spherical of the playoffs.

Buccaneers vs. Washington marks the third of three wild-card video games on the opening Saturday of the playoffs, with three extra scheduled for Sunday. 

NFL playoff schedule 2021

Wild-card spherical

Saturday, Jan. 9

Matchup Begin time TV channel Dwell stream
Payments 27, Colts 24 1:05 p.m. ET CBS CBS All Entry, fuboTV
Rams at Seahawks 4:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports activities Go, fuboTV
Buccaneers at Washington 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 10

Matchup Begin time TV channel Dwell stream
Ravens at Titans 1:05 p.m. ET ESPN/ABC ESPN App, fuboTV
Bears at Saints 4:40 p.m. ET CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime CBS All Entry, Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV
Browns at Steelers 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV

Divisional spherical

Saturday, Jan. 16

Matchup Begin time TV channel Dwell stream
AFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV
NFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 17

Matchup Begin time TV channel Dwell stream
AFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV
NFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV

Convention championships

Sunday, Jan. 24

Matchup Away crew Begin time TV channel Dwell stream
NFC vs. NFC NFC TBD 3:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
AFC vs. AFC AFC TBD 6:40 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

Tremendous Bowl 55

Sunday, Feb. 7

Matchup Begin time TV channel Dwell stream
AFC champion vs. NFC champion 6:30 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV