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How to watch Tampa Bay vs. New York in XFL Week 1

Sunday’s first XFL game will be between the Vipers and Guardians. Here’s the what you need to know about the teams playing and how you can watch on television and via live online stream.

A general view of MetLife Stadium before a game between the Houston Texans and the New York Jets. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The XFL is back, and eight teams will take the field this weekend for its first set of official games since the 2001 season. Games will be available for streaming and on major networks.

The first two games will take place on Saturday, and there will also be a duo of games on Sunday to round out the action. The Tampa Bay Vipers will visit the New York Guardians will face off in Sunday’s first XFL matchup at 2:00 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium. FOX will broadcast the game on television and a live stream will be available on the Fox Sports App.

Vipers head coach Marc Trestman was only a head coach in the NFL for two seasons — posting a 13-19 record with the Chicago Bears. But he won three Grey Cups in the CFL and been named the league’s Coach of the Year twice. His skills as an offensive coordinator will be tested against New York’s coach Kevin Gilbride, who helped lead the Giants to two Super Bowls an an offensive coordinator in 2008 and 2012.

The Guardians (+400) have second best odds to win the title on DraftKings Sportsbook and only trail the Dallas Renegades (+350). They’re favored to beat the Vipers by 2.5 points. Both sides appear to be in good health as far as starters go, but Tampa Bay wide receiver Joe Horn has been limited by an ankle injury.

Tampa Bay Vipers at New York Guardians

Game time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
Live Stream: (Fox Sports App)
Date: Sunday, February 9th
Announcers: TBD
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Odds: Vipers -2.5

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