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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get you started: 

    Stadium:Raymond James Stadium
    Colours:Buccaneer red, pewter, orange & black 
    Hall of Famers:Lee Roy Selmon, Steve Young, Randall McDaniel, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks & Tim Brown
    Hall of Fame Coaches:Ron Wolf & Tony Dungy 
    Rivals:New England Patriots, Las Vegas Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints & Carolina Panthers 
    Legends:Derrick Brooks, Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Doug Williams, Ronde Barber, James Wilder Snr, Mike Evans, Jimmie Giles & Hardy Nickerson 
    Retired Numbers:55, 63 & 99
    Conference: National Football Conference
    Division:NFC South
    Super Bowl Championships:2: 2002, 2020
    Conference Championships:2: 2002, 2020

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers History

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers joined the NFL following the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, as the newly united league intended to expand the number of teams from 26 to 28. Entering the league alongside the Seattle Seahawks, the two expansion teams debuted in the 1976 season. 

    Although initially competing in the AFC West division, the Buccaneers switched conferences with the Seahawks so that both expansion teams could play each other twice and every other NFL franchise once during their first two seasons.

    In their debut season, the Buccaneer became the only team in the Super Bowl area to go winless throughout a whole season. And after a 12-0 start to year two, the Buccaneers were on the verge of repeating themselves. 

    Thankfully for all involved, Tampa Bay defeated the New Orleans Saints 33-14 to secure their first NFL victory in week 13 of their second season. The Buccaneers would not have to wait nearly as long for win number two, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 17-7 the very next week, to close out the season with a 2-14 record. Both the Saints and the Cardinals fired their head coaches following the losses to Tampa Bay. 

    In 1979, the team would have its first winning season under inaugural head coach John McKay, as the franchise claimed their first NFC Central division title, after a 10-6 regular season. On the field, 1976 #1 draft pick, Lee Roy Selmon was named the 1979 Defensive Player of the Year leading the Buccaneers to their first playoff campaign. 

    In the franchise’s first playoff game the Bucs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in a 24–17 upset. Tampa Bay then hosted the NFC Championship Game the following week, where they were defeated 9–0 by the Rams.

    Despite claiming their second division title in 1981, Tampa Bay would have to wait another 16 seasons (14 with losing records) and 6 coaching changes to once again experience postseason success. 

    After winning five of the final seven games in Tony Dungy’s first season as head coach (1996), the Buccaneers came into the 1997 with an established defense and winning momentum. Off the back on a 5-0 start, Tampa Bay finished the season with a 10-6 record, their first winning season and playoff appearance since 1982. 

    In their return to the postseason the Buccaneers defeated the Lions 20-10 in the NFC Wildcard game to secure their first playoff victory since 1979. Tampa Bay were then defeated 21-7 the following week by the Green Bay Packers. 

    Only two years later, Tampa Bay secured a franchise record 11 win season, as Dungy led the Bucs to the third ranked overall defense in the league. Defensive tackle Warren Sapp was named the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

    The Buccaneers claimed their third division title, and faced off against the Washington Commanders in the divisional round of the playoffs. Following their 14-13 victory, Tampa Bay progressed to their first NFC championship game since 1979. The Bucs controversially lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams in a low-scoring NFC Championship Game, 11–6. 

    In his final two seasons in charge, Tony Dungy led the Buccaneers to 10-6 and 9-7 seasons respectively. Despite back to back playoff appearances, Tampa Bay failed to progress out of the Wildcard round both years.

    Following the 2001 31-9 playoff loss to the Eagles, Dungy was fired. The Buccaneers signed Raiders coach John Gruden prior to the 2002 season. As Gruden was the contracted head coach in Oakland, a deal was struck that included draft picks and cash to acquire Gruden’s services. 

    Revamping the sluggish existing offense and building upon the proven defense, Gruden led the 2002 Buccaneers to their most successful season in franchise history. Led by the number one ranked league defense, the Buccaneers recorded 12 wins from their 16 games to secure their 4th division title, with linebacker Derrick Brooks named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. 

    After defeating the 49’ers 31-6 in the divisional round, the Eagles awaited in the NFC championship game. The following week, cornerback Ronde Barber recorded a late interception which he then ran for a touchdown to seal the 27-10 victory against Philadelphia. Securing the franchise’s first NFC championship and first ever Super Bowl appearance.

    Tampa Bay faced off against Gruden’s former team, the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Putting the league’s number one ranked offense up against the league number one ranked defence in the final match of the season. 

    Gruden and the Buccaneers were victorious, winning Super Bowl XXXVII 48–21. Buccaneers safety Dexter Jackson was named Super Bowl MVP. Following the Super Bowl victory in just his first season, Gruden remained in Tampa Bay for the following six seasons with the mixed bag of results. 

    The Buccaneers recorded three losing seasons in the six year stretch, including a 4-12 season in 2006. Despite these results, Gruden also led Tampa Bay to the franchises fifth and sixth division titles in 2005 and 2006. Both of which resulted in Wildcard round playoff exits.

    After a 9-7 season in 2008, Gruden was fired, and a decade of mediocrity began in Tampa Bay. Between 2009 and 2019, the Buccaneers recorded nine losing seasons under four different coaches, with no playoff appearances. Following a 7-9 record in Bruce Arians first season as head coach (2019), the Buccaneers have embarked on one of the most transformative offseasons in NFL history. 

    Signing quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Leonard Fournette to bolster up an already stacked offensive unit. These offseason acquisitions have launched the Buccaneers into Super Bowl contention, as they strive to become the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

    Life under Tom Brady got off to a rocky start in Tampa Bay as the six time Super Bowl champion failed to lead the Buccaneers to a win in his first game with the franchise, losing their Week 1 encounter 34-23 against their NFC South rivals in the Saints.

    Following the loss Tampa began to find their groove, winning six of their next seven games to sit with a 6-2 record after Week 8.

    The Bucs suffered their third loss of the season and their second against New Orleans in Week 9, this time going down 38-3 in Tampa Bay. Although they defeated the Panthers in Week 10, the Buccaneers dropped their Week 11 and Week 12 games against the Rams and the Chiefs to limp into their Week 13 bye at 7-5.

    Following their week off, Tampa Bay looked rejuvenated, winning their final four games of the regular season and outscoring their opponents 144-75 in that month. Following an 11-5 regular season the Buccaneers ended the league’s second longest active playoff drought.

    In the postseason, Tampa Bay won their first playoff game since Super Bowl XXXVII, defeating the Washington Commanders 31–23 to advance to the divisional round against the Saints. Although New Orleans had swept Tampa in the regular season, the Bucs defeated the Saints 30–20 to advance to the NFC championship game against the Packers.

    In the NFC championship game, Tampa Bay defeated the regular season MVP, Aaron Rodgers and the No. 1 seeded Green Bay Packers 31–26 to advance to Super Bowl LV and become the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium 

    Although the Buccaneers entered the game as -3 point underdogs, Tampa Bay held the Kansas City Chiefs ‘touchdown-less’ for the first time in the Patrick Mahomes era, to win the Super Bowl 31-9. Tom Brady was named the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career and after winning his seventh Super Bowl ring, Brady now has more titles than any other franchise in the NFL.

    As a result of their victory, the Buccaneers became just the seventh team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl as a wild card team and the first team in NFL history to defeat three Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks (Brees, Rodgers, Mahomes) in a single postseason.

    2021 looked like a record setting year for the Bucs. Until it wasn’t and they were bounced in the divisional round by the eventual champions, the Rams. At the end of the season quarterback, Tom Brady retired as well, leaving the Bucs with questions at the position.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a respectable nut underwhelming 2022-23 regular season and would end up making the playoffs. However, things wouldn’t go well as they were absolutely crushed by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Round. That game would also end up being Tom Brady’s final game, as he retired following the season. They finished the regular season with a record of 8-9. Their record landed them in first place of their division and in fourth place of the conference.

    Expert 2023-24 Picks & Preview on Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Bucs’ chances closer to the start of the 2023-24 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022-23 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

    Front Office

    Todd Bowles is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Bruce Arians decided to step down following the 2021–22 season. This will be his second head coaching job in the National Football League after previously being the head coach of the New York Jets.

    He will be hoping that his time in Tampa Bay goes a lot better than his time in New York as he compiled a record of 26–41 in four seasons as a head coach, as well a record of 2-1 during his time as an interim coach in Miami. Before being promoted to head coach he was the Buccaneers defensive coordinator for the last couple of seasons. 


    Tom Brady returns for yet another season to lead this impressive Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense onto the field. He will have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans at the wide receiver spots, creating one of the best tandems in all of football at that position. However, he will be without his favorite target and long time teammate Rob Gronkowski after he chose to retire after last season. 

    The big question for the Buccaneers offense this season is going to be their offensive line as they were already having health issues just days into camp. If they cannot get their offensive line issues figured out Brady might find himself on the ground a lot more than usual this season.


    Although they lost Ndamukong Suh after last year, they replaced him with an even better player in Akiem Hicks heading into this season. This should be a solid defensive unit that has the potential to finish as one of the top defenses in the National Football League if all their key pieces can remain healthy and productive. 

    William Gholston will be paired alongside Hicks at the defensive end spot on the defensive line. Vita Vea returns as the starting nose tackle heading into the 2022-23 season. While Shaq Barrett and Devin White highlight the linebacker position. In the defensive backfield the main focus will be Antoine Winfield and Carlton Davis. 

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting & Odds Preview 2023-24

    The 2022-23 season is over and we take a look back at the Tampa Bay Bucs betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023-24 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Bucs before the start of the previous season:

    Last season the Tampa Bay Bucs finished with a record of 13-4 and they are expected to be about the same as they were during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the Tampa Bay Bucs to win around 11 to 12 of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-120), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (+100) heading into the 2022-23 season. 

    Their odds to win their division are currently (-300) as they are the clear favorites in the NFC South, while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+300) at the moment. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+700) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. This puts them as one of the favorites to bring home the title this season.

    They are currently the favorites in fifteen of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road. They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in two of their seventeen games as they are two possession favorites against Seattle and Atlanta and two possession underdogs in zero of their seventeen games this season.  

    It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a top heavy conference like the NFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Tampa Bay Bucs being on the more successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their home games at the Raymond James Stadium. 

    Who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    The Glazier family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won two Super Bowls. 

    Who is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach?

    Todd Bowles is the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Tampa Bay Buccaneers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers record?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2022 season with an 8-9 record.

    Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win last night?

    Fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are worth $3.6 billion.

    Who do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Arizona Cardinals play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    You can watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Buccaneers app. 

    Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the playoffs this year?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 8-9 record.

    When do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play?

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Tampa Bay Buccaneers game? 

    For more details on the next Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finish the season?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished first in the NFC South and fourth in the NFC.

    How many games did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 8 games in the 2022 NFL season.