The home schedule for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been leaked out prior to the official release at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 19. Here is what we know.
***UPDATED: Tampa Bay will start the 2018 regular season at New Orleans with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.
Bucs WR Adam Humphries – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
***CORRECTION: The Buccaneers will start the 2018 season on the road, but will host the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the home opener in Week 2 with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, September 16. Tampa Bay hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 in a Monday Night Football game with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff.
(A previous version of this story had the Bucs facing the Detroit Lions in the home opener and the Eagles on Monday Night Football, which is incorrect).
The Bucs’ next home game will be on Sunday, October 21 against the Cleveland Browns with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. Three weeks later, the team returns to Raymond James Stadium to face the Washington Redskins on Sunday, November 11, also at 1:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay hosts the San Francisco 49ers at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, followed by three NFC South games to finish out the home slate – all with 1:00 p.m. kickoffs. The Bucs host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, December 2, and then square off against the New Orleans Saints the next week on Sunday, December 9. Tampa Bay ends the 2018 season at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 30.
We now have reports of the full schedule leaked. Working to find times, but most will still be at 1:00 p.m. eastern.
All games are in Eastern Time. Stay tuned to PewterReport.com for more Bucs 2018 schedule developments.