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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014 Regular Season Schedule Released


It’s finally here.

The 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers regular season schedule has been released and the Bucs will kick it off at Raymond James Stadium.

They will open with back-to-back home games as they host their NFC South rivals Carolina Panthers in week 1 on September 7 and then welcome the St. Louis Rams to town the week after.

Their first road game of the season comes on September 18 when they travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons in the Bucs only primetime game of the season, which comes on a Thursday night.

The Falcons game is the first of three straight road games for Tampa, as they travel to Pittsburgh and then New Orleans, before coming home to play the Baltimore Ravens in week 6. The Bucs bye week comes in week 7.

In week 8 the Bucs host the Vikings before travelling to Cleveland to play the Browns.

The Bucs host the Falcons in week 10 and then head to the nation’s capital for a tilt with the Washington Redskins a week later.

Lovie Smith’s return to Chicago will take place in week 12, while in week 13 the Bucs come home to Ray Jay to battle the Bengals.

The Bucs go on the road in weeks 14 and 15 against the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers respectively, and just as they began the season, the Bucs will close it with back-to-back home games.

The Green Bay Packers come to town on December 21 and then the New Orleans Saints will visit Raymond James Stadium to close out the season on December 28.

Every game for the Bucs past week 4 is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

In week 1, the Bucs will play at 4:25 p.m., and in week 2 will play at 4:05 p.m. The game against the Falcons kicks off at 8:25 p.m.

The Buccaneers pre-season schedule was previously released and can be found here.

The full 2014 schedule for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is as follows (all times are Eastern):

• Week 1 – SEP 7 4:25 PM PANTHERS
• Week 2 –  SEP 14 4:05 PM RAMS
• Week 3 – SEP 18 8:25 PM AT FALCONS
• Week 4 – SEP 28 1:00 PM AT STEELERS
• Week 5 – OCT 5 1:00 PM AT SAINTS
• Week 6 – OCT 12 1:00 PM RAVENS
• Week 7 – BYE
• Week 8 – OCT 26 1:00 PM VIKINGS
• Week 9 – NOV 2 1:00 PM AT BROWNS
• Week 10 – NOV 9 1:00 PM FALCONS
• Week 11 – NOV 16 1:00 PM AT REDSKINS
• Week 12 – NOV 23 1:00 PM AT BEARS
• Week 13 – NOV 30 1:00 PM BENGALS
• Week 14 – DEC 7 1:00 PM AT LIONS
• Week 15 – DEC 14 1:00 PM AT PANTHERS
• Week 16 – DEC 21 1:00 PM PACKERS
• Week 17 – DEC 28 1:00 PM SAINTS

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