Saints vs Buccaneers Week 15 announcers for TV and live stream

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints play in primetime on Sunday night and that means they’ll have the NBC broadcast team for this weekend’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s a little surprising that this game wasn’t flexed out due to the Saints sitting with a losing record and the Buccaneers clearly the better team. The defending Super Bowl champions are 10-3 and looking to clinch the NFC South title this weekend against the Saints. Tampa has a very easy schedule in the final four weeks of the season, so home-field advantage is certainly on the table for them.

I mentioned that this game will be on Sunday Night Football but there will be a change to the regular broadcast team due to the holidays.

Who’s on the call for Saints vs. Buccaneers in Week 15?

When Sunday Night Football kicks off this weekend, Al Michaels won’t be on the call like he normally is. Instead, Mike Tirico will be calling the game in his place. Cris Collinsworth will still be in the booth, however, and Michele Tafoya is still going to be the sideline reporter.

The Saints haven’t played on Sunday night yet this season but they did play on NBC on Thanksgiving. Michaels and Collinsworth weren’t in the booth for that game, but Tirico was and he was joined by Drew Brees.

Again, it would have made sense for the NFL to have flexed this game out of the primetime spot but perhaps Tom Brady’s appeal led to them keeping it in the Sunday night slot. As of now, New Orleans is a 10.5-point underdog, per WynnBET, which seems steep, even for this team.

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Maybe playing in primetime will wake the offense up or maybe they’ll continue to give their all to the Bucs, who have yet to beat NOLA in the regular season. A lot has changed for the Saints since the last time these two squared off in Week 8 but Sean Payton has shown he knows how to slow down the Bucs.

Either way, it should be an interesting game.