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Game Preview: Week 5 Bucs @ 49ers

by Roland Johnson on October 9, 2011

The Buccaneers have won four of the last seven meetings in the series, including a 31-6 playoff victory in Tampa following the 2002 season. San Francisco holds a big advantage in the all-time series, winning 15 of the 19 regular season meetings. Tampa Bay’s first road win was a 24-23 victory at Candlestick Park in […]

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Game Preview: Week 4 Bucs vs. Colts

by Roland Johnson on October 2, 2011

Indianapolis leads the all-time series, 7-4, and the series is tied 3-3 over the past six meetings. That stretch has included Buccaneer wins in 1991 and 1994 in Tampa, and a 31-28 victory in 1997 in Indianapolis. Tampa Bay and Indianapolis face each other for the first time since 2007, when the Colts defeated the […]

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Colts vs. Bucs – Week 4 Matchups

by James LoPresti on September 30, 2011

Monday, October 6, 2003. It’s a day that has been etched into football history as the day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squandered a 21-point late 4th quarter lead to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. But for me, it’s a day of few football memories. I was in high school at the time. There were […]

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Game Preview: Week 2 Bucs @ Vikings

by Roland Johnson on September 18, 2011

The Buccaneers have won seven of the last ten and four consecutive meetings with Minnesota, but the Vikings lead the all-time series 31-20. Tampa Bay also owns an 8-1 record over the last nine games played in Tampa. The series started in 1977, when Tampa Bay joined the NFC Central Division. Minnesota won, 9-3, at […]

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Bucs vs. Vikings – Week 2 Matchups

by James LoPresti on September 17, 2011

Last Sunday’s game against Detroit was disappointing. Not because I predicted the Lions to win and they did, but disappointing that Tampa Bay wasn’t able to put up much of a fight. The 27-20 Lions victory was not as close as the score would indicate. Tampa was bullied up front and quarterback Matthew Stafford was […]

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Game Preview: Week 1 Bucs vs. Lions

by Roland Johnson on September 10, 2011

The Buccaneers have won seven of the last ten meetings with the Lions, but Detroit leads the all-time regular season series 28-25. Tampa also prevailed 20-10 in a wildcard playoff win in Tampa during the 1997 season. The teams first met in 1977, a 16-7 Lions victory at the Silverdome. The Bucs’ first win over […]

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Game Preview: Pre-Season Week 3 Bucs vs Dolphins

by Roland Johnson on August 27, 2011

Tampa Bay hosts the Dolphins, marking the 18th time in the last 19 seasons that the two teams square off in the preseason. The Bucs and Dolphins are meeting for the 26th time in the preseason, the most meetings for either team in the preseason. Miami leads the series 16-9, but Tampa Bay has won […]

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Game Preview: Pre-Season Week 2 Bucs vs Patriots

by Roland Johnson on August 18, 2011

The Buccaneers and Patriots have met eight times in the preseason, with Tampa Bay winning each of the last seven contests. This year’s meeting is the seventh in Tampa, with the Bucs owning a 5-1 mark at home in the series. During the regular season, New England leads the series 5-2. The Buccaneers won, 21-16, […]

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Game Preview: Pre-Season Week 1 Bucs @ Chiefs

by Staff Report on August 12, 2011

Chiefs host the Bucs, marking the fifth time that the two have squared-off in the preseason. The teams last met in 2010 when they faced-off at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers lead the series 4-1, as Tampa Bay has won the last three meetings. The first preseason contest between the two teams was on August […]

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Game Preview: Week 17 Bucs @ Saints

by Staff Report on January 1, 2011

Tampa Bay has won four of the last seven meetings, including five of the last seven road contests in the series. New Orleans leads the all-time series 22-15, and leads the series at 9-8 as NFC South rivals. The teams split the series last year, with New Orleans winning in Tampa in Week 11 and […]

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Game Preview: Week 16 Seahawks vs Bucs

by Staff Report on December 25, 2010

Seattle leads the all-time regular season series over the Buccaneers, but Tampa Bay has won the last two meetings. The Buccaneers and Seahawks both began play in 1976, but have only met nine times in their history. The Seahawks won the first four meetings until 1999, when QB Shaun King came off the bench to […]

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Game Preview: Week 14 Bucs @ Redskins

by Staff Report on December 11, 2010

Tampa Bay and Washington are tied at 8-8 in the all-time regular season series, while the Buccaneers have won three of the last four meetings. The Redskins won last season’s matchup by a score of 16-13 in Washington. In 2007, Tampa Bay posted a 19-13 victory at Raymond James Stadium, and also prevailed with victories […]

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Game Preview: Week 13 Falcons vs Bucs

by Staff Report on December 5, 2010

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have their second-ever “Throwback Game.” It marks the second time in almost 13 years that the team will don their Florida Orange jerseys. In conjunction with the Throwback Game, the team will induct former Buccaneers Head Coach John McKay into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor, which is prominently displayed at […]

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Game Preview: Week 12 Bucs @ Ravens

by Staff Report on November 28, 2010

The Buccaneers and Ravens have had three meetings all-time, with Tampa Bay winning two of three contests (2001 and 2002). In their first-ever meet­ing, the Buccaneers prevailed 22-10 over the defending Super Bowl-champi­on Ravens before a national television audience on a special Saturday Night edition of ABC’s Monday Night Football on December 29, 2001. The […]

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Game Preview: Week 11 Bucs @ 49ers

by Staff Report on November 21, 2010

The Buccaneers have won three of the last six meetings in the series, includ­ing a 31-6 playoff victory in Tampa following the 2002 season. San Fran­cisco has dominated the all-time series, winning 15 of the 18 regular season meetings. Tampa Bay’s only road win was a 24-23 victory at Candlestick Park in 1980. Tampa Bay […]