Following Tampa Bay’s 28-21 win in San Diego, the NFL announced that the Bucs’ Week 15 game at Dallas will be moved to Sunday Night Football. Originally scheduled in that time slot was an AFC North game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.
News of the scheduling move broke during this week’s Sunday Night Football game between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.
This is the second straight week Tampa Bay had a game moved into a more-favorable time slot. Next week’s home game against the New Orleans Saints was moved from 1 p.m. to 4:25.
Tampa Bay (7-5) extended its winning streak to four games in San Diego and, combined with other losses around the NFC, bumped up to the sixth and final playoff seed. The Cowboys (11-1) won their 11th straight game on Thursday Night Football over the Minnesota Vikings and are the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth.