When does the 2021 NFL season begin: TV channel, kickoff time, prediction, live stream for Cowboys vs. Buccaneers game tonight

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The 2021 NFL season officially kicks off this Thursday, September 9 with a match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and the reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida at Raymond James Stadium. Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC with Football Night in America. The game will also be available to stream live on Peacock.

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This season marks the debut of an enhanced playing structure featuring a 17-game schedule. Every team will play 17 games with one bye week, hosting 10 games and as a result, Super Bowl LVI will take place on February 13, 2022–a week later than normal–at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

See below for the full Week 1 NFL schedule.

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2021 NFL Week 1 Schedule

Week 1 Date & Time (ET) Match Up Where to Watch
Thursday, September 9, 8:20 pm
Sunday, September 12, 1:00 pm
  • FOX
Sunday, September 12, 1:00 pm
  • CBS
Sunday, September 12, 4:25 pm
  • FOX
Sunday, September 12, 4:25 pm
  • CBS
Sunday, September 12, 8:20 pm
Monday, September 13, 8:15 pm
  • ESPN/ABC

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