Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule 2018 Buccaneers Schedule

5-8, 3rd NFC South

at BAL

6:00 pm UTC, 12/16

Tampa Bay is going to be without Jameis Winston the first three games of the season, but it was likely not going to be an excuse anyway. They get a brutal schedule to start the season, facing the Saints, Eagles, and Steelers. This likely kicks off an 0-3 start, but even the game on the road against an improved Chicago team is going to be tough. The Bucs have an early Bye Week, but then go on the road against Atlanta, and then take on a couple of AFC North opponents. It does not get any easier in the second half of the season, facing the rest of the NFC East. Washington and New York are better teams, and it will show. They may have a chance against San Francisco, Baltimore, or Dallas, but there is a real possibility this team goes winless this season. While it is a bold claim, this team lacks star power outside of Mike Evans, and will be in a tough place after the first five or six games of the season. The Bucs will be bottom dwellers of the vision, and that is not a bold claim. They could eventually move on from Winston and start making drastic changes to the team mid-year. It will be a tough year overall for this team, and the teams on this schedule have an easy matchup at whatever point they play the Bucs during the season. While tanking is frowned upon, it would not be a surprise to see the Bucs end up with the number one pick.

Date Time Opponent Stadium Score Record Matchup
12/9/18 6:00 pm vs New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints Raymond James Stadium 14-28 5 - 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints Saints
12/2/18 6:00 pm vs Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers Raymond James Stadium 24-17 4 - 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers Panthers
11/25/18 6:00 pm vs San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers Raymond James Stadium 27-9 3 - 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs San Francisco 49ers 49ers
11/18/18 6:00 pm at New York Giants New York Giants MetLife Stadium 35-38 3 - 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers at New York Giants Giants
11/11/18 6:00 pm vs Washington Redskins Washington Redskins Raymond James Stadium 3-16 3 - 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs Washington Redskins Redskins
11/4/18 6:00 pm at Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium 28-42 3 - 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers Panthers
10/28/18 5:00 pm at Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium 34-37 3 - 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals Bengals
10/21/18 5:00 pm vs Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Raymond James Stadium 26-23 2 - 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns Browns
10/14/18 5:00 pm at Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium 29-34 2 - 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Falcons
9/30/18 5:00 pm at Chicago Bears Chicago Bears Soldier Field 10-48 2 - 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Bears
9/25/18 12:15 am vs Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Raymond James Stadium 27-30 2 - 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
9/16/18 5:00 pm vs Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Raymond James Stadium 27-21 1 - 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles Eagles
9/9/18 5:00 pm at New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome 48-40 0 - 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints Saints