By Brian Willwerth
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2020 schedule came out last night, and fans of the team should get ready to see them a lot in prime time.
Thank you, Tom Brady and company.
The Buccaneers will play a record five-night games this year – yes, that is a franchise record, for those keeping track at home. Of course, some games could be flexed in or out of certain time slots, but for now, Tampa Bay is scheduled to play five games under the lights: on the road against the Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, and New York Giants, and home games against the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. All five of those games are over a span of seven weeks.
Oh, and we get Brady against Drew Brees in the season-opener in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brady won his first Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2002 in the same building.
Without further delay, here’s the schedule. Time to start planning some road trips to Florida, everyone!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Schedule
- Week One (Sept. 13, 2020): Tampa Bay at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m.
- Week Two (Sept. 20, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
- Week Three (Sept. 27, 2020): Tampa Bay at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m.
- Week Four (Oct. 4, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 1 p.m.
- Week Five (Oct. 8, 2020): Tampa Bay at Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m.
- Week Six (Oct. 18, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m.
- Week Seven (Oct. 25, 2020): Tampa Bay at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m.
- Week Eight (Nov. 2, 2020): Tampa Bay at New York Giants, 8:15 p.m.
- Week Nine (Nov. 8, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m.
- Week 10 (Nov. 15, 2020): Tampa Bay at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
- Week 11 (Nov. 23, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m.
- Week 12 (Nov. 29, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m.
- Week 13: Bye Week
- Week 14 (Dec. 13, 2020): Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m.
- Week 15 (Dec. 20, 2020): Tampa Bay at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.
- Week 16 (TBD): Tampa Bay at Detroit Lions
- Week 17 (Jan. 3, 2021): Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m.