As the announcement of the full 2019 NFL schedule Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. draws near, a number of reports have come out with leaks on the Tampa Bay Bucs’ upcoming games.

While not confirmed, two come from credible sources.

NBC Sports in San Francisco have the 49ers coming to open the season in Tampa against the Buccaneers. Former Bucs great John Lynch is the GM of the 49ers and signed former Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in free agency last month, brining a bit of a reunion to the Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers beat the 49ers last season 27-9 for one of their five wins.

Panthers beat writer Joe Person of The Athletic reports that the Bucs will face the Panthers in Carolina on Thursday Night Football in Week 2.

The Newark Star’s reports the Bucs will host the Giants in Week 3 at 4:05.

WTHR 13 in Indianapolis has the Colts schedule is reporting that Indy plays at Tampa Bay on Dec. 8 in Week 14.

Earlier on Wednesday the NFL confirmed the date and time of the Bucs London game against the Panthers. Tampa Bay will host Cam Newton and Carolina as the home team beginning at 9:30 a.m. on October 13.

Stay tuned to for more schedule updates.

Week 1: Sept. 8 – Bucs vs. 49ers
Week 2: Sept. 12 – Bucs at Panthers (Thursday Night Football)
Week 3: Sept. 22 – Bucs vs. Giants – 4:05 p.m. ET
Week 4: Sept. 29 –
Week 5: Oct. 6 –
Week 6: Oct. 13 – Bucs vs. Panthers (London Game) – 9:30 a.m. ET
Week 7: Oct. 20 – Bucs Bye Week
Week 8: Oct. 27 –
Week 9: Nov. 3 –
Week 10: Nov. 10 –
Week 11: Nov. 17 –
Week 12: Nov. 24 –
Week 13: Dec. 1 –
Week 14: Dec. 8 – Bucs vs. Colts
Week 15: Dec. 15 –
Week 16: Dec. 22 –
Week 17:
Dec. 29 –

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at
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2 years ago

9ers supposed to be much improved but we know Shanahan’s offense pretty well and Jimmy G will be rusty – plus it’ll be hot as hell. Bucs win 24-17

2 years ago

If we are playing 9ers week 1 and Giants week 3 – both at home – we are most likely traveling to an AFC opponent right week 2, right?

Opening up three games at home not happening and first three games against the NFL doesn’t seem fair. You could bury yourself early going 0-3 in that situation.

So that means Titans or Jags. I can see the Titans game being TNF or MNF, Jameis vs Mariotta part 2.

Primetime away game week 2 would be tough!

2 years ago

first three games against the NFC I meant*

2 years ago

the bucs will get the bare minimum of prime time games, i wouldn’t be concerned about that. Having the niners and giants at home in the first 3 weeks gives the bucs a real chance to build momentum regardless of the week 2 (likely) road opponent. if the coaching upgrades are real, i believe that even today the bucs have a more talented roster than both groups and a win should be the expectation.

2 years ago

I will TOTALLY take two very winnable home games in the first three to start the season. Huge contrast to the gauntlet we faced last year and gives Arians a huge opportunity to get his tenure off on the right foot.

2 years ago

Hopefully Qwon is able to play by then. Would be great to see his heart on display.

Pit of misery
2 years ago

Alexander v.s. White!