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Bucs' 2023 Preseason Slate Features Ravens, Steelers at Home

Tampa Bay BuccaneersThe Buccaneers will as soon as once more play an all-AFC slate in August, with dwelling video games in opposition to Pittsburgh and Baltimore sandwiched across the staff’s first preseason street sport ever in opposition to the New York JetsScott Smith

For the third yr in a row, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ preseason is an all-AFC affair, and nearly all of it can happen at Raymond James Stadium.

The Buccaneers will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week One of the preseason and can welcome the Baltimore Ravens to city in Week Three. In between, they are going to go to the New York Jets in Week Two. Dates and occasions for all three of these video games haven’t but been introduced however they are going to all be broadcast regionally by WFLA-TV.

The NFL shortened the preseason to a few video games in 2021 when it added a seventeenth contest to the common season schedule. The AFC and NFC alternate years through which their groups get 9 dwelling video games throughout the common season, and this yr it’s the AFC with the additional dwelling date. That means all NFC groups get two of their three preseason video games at dwelling.

Here is Tampa Bay’s 2023 preseason lineup, with the precise dates and occasions to be added later:

The Buccaneers have been matched up with almost half of the AFC during the last three seasons, dealing with eight completely different opponents in that span. Prior to 2021, the final time the Bucs had all AFC opponents on their preseason slate was 2010.

All three of the Bucs’ preseason video games will contain visiting groups in comparatively unfamiliar August areas.

The Buccaneers and Steelers final met within the preseason in 2019 however that contest, a 30-28 loss for Tampa Bay, was performed in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have by no means performed a preseason sport at Raymond James Stadium; their final go to to Tampa within the preseason was in 1995, for a sport received by the Buccaneers, 20-7. The Buccaneers and Steelers additionally met within the Hall of Fame Game in Canton in 1998 whereas building on Tampa Bay’s new stadium was being accomplished. Overall, Pittsburgh leads the preseason collection, 3-2.

The Buccaneers have by no means performed a preseason street sport in opposition to the Jets, however the two groups have met in 4 completely different areas throughout seven warmup contests. The most up-to-date preseason matchup between the 2, received by the Bucs, 16-3, was at Raymond James Stadium in 2006. The Bucs and Jets additionally did preseason battle in Tokyo in 2003 and on the Citrus Bowl in Orlando in 1997. The different 4 video games on the all-time head-to-head lists had been all performed at Tampa Stadium between 1987 and 1995. The Bucs lead the collection, 4-3.

And this summer time’s contest will likely be simply the second within the preseason between Tampa Bay and Baltimore. The first was in 2013, with the Ravens securing a 41-16 win at Raymond James Stadium.

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