Thursday afternoon the NFL announced a schedule change for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their original matchup against the Raiders in Las Vegas has been flexed to a 4:05pm ET game as opposed to their originally slated Sunday Night Football game.
The NFL announced today the following schedule change for Week 7:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Las Vegas Raiders game has been moved to Sunday, Oct. 25 at 4:05 p.m. ET on FOX.
— Buccaneers Communications (@BuccaneersComms) October 22, 2020
Las Vegas has placed the following players on the reserve/ COVID-19 list today: Johnathan Abram, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson, and Kolton Miller. Right tackle Trent Brown tested positive a few days ago so in response, the Raiders quarantined their offensive line.
The reason for the change in schedule, as explained by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, is so the NFL will have a Sunday Night Football matchup if the Buccaneers and Raiders matchup were to be rescheduled. This gives the league some wiggle room in case another reschedule should occur due to COVID-19.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickoff against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium at 4:05pm ET And will look to build another win on the road.