MATCHUP: Houston Texans (1-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2)
WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. ET
TV ANNOUNCERS: Chris Myers and John Lynch
RADIO: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Dave Moore
LAST SEASON: The Houston Texans compiled an 8-8 record during the 2008 regular season, including a 6-2 outing at home. However, that record was only good enough to have the Texans finish in third place in the AFC South division.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers produced a 9-7 regular season record. The team's December collapse resulted in the dismissal of head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen, and the promotion of Raheem Morris and Mark Dominik to head coach and G.M., respectively.
THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS MET: The Bucs and Texans' last meeting in the preseason came on Aug. 28, 2008. Tampa Bay defeated Houston in that road contest, 16-6.
BUCS-TEXANS SERIES: The Bucs are 6-1 all-time in the preseason vs. the Texans, including 3-0 at Raymond James Stadium.