There's more NFL preseason 2013 live stream and televised football on the schedule for fans on Friday night, with a primetime matchup featuring the New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots vs. Buccaneers live stream and TV game will be presented to fans thanks to Fox and the NFL, with Tom Brady one of the bigger stories heading into this game.
An NFL.com report on Aug. 15 indicated that Tom Brady will be likely to play in Friday night's preseason game despite a scare to many Patriots fans and fantasy football owners, when he tweaked his knee during practice on Wednesday. Brady participated in the full practice on Thursday, wearing a knee brace for precautions. It was a slow-paced practice reportedly, and Brady told reporters, "I'm good, you can all go home."
Brady's injury occurred on Wednesday after defensive end Adrian Clayborn rushed into offensive tackle Nate Solder. Solder fell onto Brady. An MRI would later reveal no structural damage, giving a sigh of relief to the Patriots' fans after Brady's severe ACL tear back in Week 1 of the 2008 season.
It wouldn't be surprising if Brady plays in even more limited minutes tonight with the team for Friday's game, as they continue to take precautions. After all, this will be a preseason game and the games when it really counts will be several more weeks away.
Tonight's matchup brings the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to New England's arena. The Bucs are 0-1 in the preseason, coming off a crushing 44-16 loss to the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in last week's game. In that game, starting QB Josh Freeman worked just two possessions and their reserves were on the field for a quite bit, but got pummeled by some of Baltimore's backups. They're also still waiting on the return of cornerback Darrelle Revis, who ironically is recovering from a knee injury of his own.
Tonight's Patriots vs. Buccaneers live stream and TV game has a start time of 8 p.m. EST. Fox will be presenting the televised coverage of the game. For fans who want to watch online, they'll want to order the NFL Preseason Live subscription service. The service has dropped in price since the previous week of preseason action, and gives fans access to games lasting through Sept. 15, which will be part of the regular season. See more details at NFL Preseason Live site for how to watch the game online.