First announcement for Buccaneers schedule reveals Super Bowl rematch

Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Todd Bowles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The first official date for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule has been announced, and it’s regarding the rematch of Super Bowl LV with the Kansas City Chiefs.

We’ve known who the Buccaneers’ opponents for the 2022 NFL season will be for quite some time now, we just weren’t sure when. Fans saw the Chiefs would be on the schedule (along with the rest of the powerful AFC West), so naturally reminiscing of one of the greatest moments in franchise history which occurred the last time the two teams met was inevitable.

Thanks to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, we now know when the Super Bowl LV rematch will take place between the Bucs and the Chiefs.

Official announcements regarding the Buccaneers schedule, along with the rest of the NFL, should begin trickling in, and what a way to kick things off. A lot has changed since then, most notably the absence of Tyreek Hill and Tyrann Mathieu from the Chiefs, two players who were victims of the Buccaneers after previous taunts. The Honey Badger should get his due twice this season, but that’s a conversation for another day.

Another notable change is that Todd Bowles is the new head coach of the Buccaneers.

Bowles was the orchestrator of the defense that stopped, dropped, shut ’em down, and opened up shop in the nightmares of Patrick Mahomes, and honestly, the Chiefs really haven’t been the same since the Super Sunday beatdown two seasons ago. Did the Bucs break the Chiefs? It’s hard to say, but we won’t blame anyone for connecting those dots.

No doubt Bowles and the boys are chomping at the bit for another crack at the Chiefs, who themselves should be out for revenge. You couple that with the intrigue of Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes, and it should be one of the most anticipated, and watched, Sunday Night Football games in a long time, maybe ever. Not too shabby for the new crew of Mike Tirico and Chris Collinsworth, and for fans of the NFL and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

More announcements regarding the Buccaneers schedule should come, and we’re already off with quite the bang.