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TNF broadcast specials headlined by Bucs’ Brady, Gronkowski

Lots of pregame stuff for Tampa Bay fans.

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The 2020 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 8 when quarterback Tom Brady and the first-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to face linebacker Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.

FOX Sports’ lead play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and FOX Sports’ lead analyst Troy Aikman, along with sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink call the action from Soldier Field. Additionally, FOX’s NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.

NFL Network’s pregame coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET with TNF First Look hosted by Andrew Siciliano.

At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL GameDay Kickoff previews the Buccaneers-Bears matchup with host Colleen Wolfe, and analysts Joe Thomas, Steve Smith Sr. and Michael Irvin. Additionally, NFL Network reporter Stacey Dales joins from Solider Field.

Among the topics discussed this week on NFL GameDay Kickoff include:

  • A look at the Super Bowl LII rematch between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Nick Foles

  • How good can the first-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers be with Tom Brady at the helm?

  • Is Nick Foles the right quarterback to lead the Chicago Bears to the playoffs?

  • Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski be able to turn his season around?

  • The amazing story of Chicago Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks and his journey to the NFL

At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show airs with host Curt Menefee, Pro Football Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Tony Gonzalez, and NFL Insider Jay Glazer providing the final say leading up to Buccaneers-Bears.

At halftime on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, Menefee, Bradshaw, Long, Strahan and Gonzalez break down the first half. Following the game, Wolfe, Thomas, Smith Sr. and Irvin host the postgame show on NFL Network and are joined by a star of the game. Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET with NFL Total Access.

In addition to television availability of Buccaneers-Bears on FOX and NFL Network, fans also may stream the game across devices through NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. The game is also available to all fans on mobile through the Buccaneers and Bears mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media properties. During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch simulcast subject to change.

FOX Deportes’ coverage kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Host Rodolfo Landeros joins veteran play-by-play announcerAdrian Garcia-Marquez, former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman and analyst Rolando Cantu, and Emmy Award-winning analyst Jessi Losada. An edition of NFLEROS, the network’s weekly NFL program, airs immediately after Buccaneers-Bears.

Live game audio of Thursday Night Football will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One, and carried on SiriusXM. For a full listing of Thursday Night Footballviewing options, fans can visit

(Courtesy of the NFL’s Communications Department.)