Buccaneers vs. Saints Live Stream: How to Watch NFL Week 2 From Anywhere in the US

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked off their 2022 season with a win Sunday night in Dallas. In Week 2, they visit the New Orleans Saints, who are also undefeated after an unlikely fourth-quarter comeback against the Atlanta Falcons.

The game will be shown on Fox in the Tampa and New Orleans areas Live TV Streaming Services, but there may be instances when you’re blocked due to internet location error or you 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 scouring the web for a sketchy site: a virtual private network or VPN.

Tom Brady throws a pass

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.

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Here’s how you can watch the game from anywhere in the US with a VPN.

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Buccaneers vs Saints: when and where?

In Week 2 of the NFL season, the Bucs will take on the Saints at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. The game is set to take place at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

How to watch Bucs vs Saints game online from anywhere with a VPN

If you find that you are unable to play the game due to incorrectly applied 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 prevent your ISP from throttling your speed on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea when you’re on the go and connected to a Wi-Fi network feel and want to add an extra layer of privacy to your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you can virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to gain access to the game. So if your ISP or cellphone provider is stuck with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can fix that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct non-blackout zone. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice ExpressVPN, make this really easy.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you are streaming. Of course, you should make sure your VPN is set up correctly to avoid leaks. Even if VPNs are legal, the streaming service can terminate the account of people it believes are bypassing properly applied blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is our current top VPN choice for people who want a reliable and secure VPN, and it works on a wide variety of devices. It normally costs $12.95 per month and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 49% plus get 3 months free access – that’s $6.67 per month – when you get an annual subscription.

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

Live stream of Bucs vs. Saints game in USA

This week’s Buccaneers vs. Saints game is on Fox, so you’ll need a VPN in addition to a VPN Live TV streaming service which carries a local Fox affiliate that airs the game. The cheapest service of this type is Sling TV Blue. You must be subscribed to Sling Blue to watch the game, and you must switch your VPN to the Tampa Bay area (note that Sling Blue does not have a local New Orleans Fox affiliate, so Tampa Bay is your only option) .


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

One important caveat: In our experience, local Fox affiliates are only available if your billing address is within one of the 18 metro areas included in the Sling agreement. If you are outside of one of these areas, it is probably better to use one of the alternative services listed below.

Numerous others Live TV Streaming Services also carry local Fox stations, namely YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV. They all cost more than Sling TV, but also carry more channels, including football-specific channels like ESPN, NFL Network, and/or RedZone. Check out ours Live TV Streaming Channels Guide for details.

Sling TV screenshot

The Tampa Fox affiliate will broadcast Sunday’s game.

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Quick tips

  • As mentioned above, Sling Blue is only an option if 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 setting your credit card.
  • Because there are three variables at play – your ISP, video streaming provider, and VPN – experience and success may vary. Our Fox-enabled Sling account worked first try on PC, as did YouTube TV on PC and Mac. But YouTube TV on our iPhone didn’t show different local channels even when the VPN was active.
  • Tampa isn’t a default option for ExpressVPN, but is available via the “Browse by city or country” option.
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