At the conclusion of the 2012 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already knew who their opponents would be next season. On Thursday night as the league rolled out the official schedule for the 2013 season, dates and times for those game became known. Tampa Bay made some strides in 2012 under rookie head coach Greg Schiano and the Buccaneers were rewarded with two national, primetime games in Tampa.
Tampa Bay has an early bye this season, with their off-week coming in the fifth week of the season. The Buccaneers have a fairly balanced schedule this season with no more than 2 road games back-to-back at any time. The Buccaneers return to Monday Night Football this season, appearing in week four while hosting in-state rival, Miami Dolphins. Tampa’s second nationally telecast game comes on October 24 as they host divisional foe, Carolina Panthers.
Sep. 8 at New York Jets 1 p.m.
Sep. 15 vs. New Orleans Saints 1:05 p.m.
Sep. 22 at New England Patriots 1 p.m/
Sep. 29 vs. Arizona Cardinals 1 p.m.
Oct. 13 vs. Philadelphia Eagles 1 p.m.
Oct. 20 at Atlanta Falcons 1 p.m.
Oct. 24 vs. Carolina Panthers 8:25 p.m.
Nov. 3 at Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 11 vs. Miami Dolphins 8:40 p.m.
Nov. 17 vs. Atlanta Falcons 1 p.m.
Nov. 24 at Detroit Lions 1 p.m.
Dec. 1 at Carolina Panthers 1 p.m.
Dec. 8 vs. Buffalo Bills 1 p.m.
Dec. 15 vs. San Francisco 49ers 1 p.m.
Dec. 22 at St. Louis Rams 1 p.m.
Dec. 29 at New Orleans Saints 1 p.m.