It’s time for the NFL schedule release, and here’s an updated look at the latest Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule leaks for the 2023 season.
While the NFL Draft is behind us and training camp is still around the corner, the NFL still finds a way to drum up some interest in the doldrums of May.
The NFL schedule release is happening on Thursday night, which means we’ll be able to finally learn who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing this year — and more specially when.
We’ve known who the Bucs opponents have been since the season ended, as the matchups are announced almost a year ahead of time. The only thing the end of the season determines is which spot in the standings teams line up in, which fills out a few ‘TBD’ matchups on the schedule.
It isn’t until the NFL officially releases the schedule in May that we learn when each game will happen and what the week-to-week will look like.
For the Bucs, things will look very different this season. Tom Brady retired and took with him the national spotlight that was on the team. There will still be interest in what Tampa Bay does but the expectations and perceptions are very different than they’ve been the last three seasons.
Internally the expectation remains the same: win a championship. The Bucs believe they have a roster talented enough to compete and the NFL schedule release will allow the coaching staff to begin strategizing how to make that happen.
Buccaneers Schedule 2023: Latest NFL schedule leaks (Updated)
Note: These are rumors and leaks that have been tossed out as unconfirmed matchup times. We will update the official schedule below this when games are confirmed.
It’s hard to confirm early leaks, but the Vikings look to have the Bucs on their schedule for Week 1. For what it’s worth, the Packers game on this Vikings schedule leak lines up with an earlier leak from a Packers beat writer.
While nobody is expecting a ton of primetime games this year an early leak looks like the Bucs could be playing the Philadelphia Eagles at home on Monday Night Football.
Buccaneers Schedule 2023: Confirmed games for this season
As we all expected, the Bucs aren’t getting nearly as much attention as they have in years past. Tampa Bay was completely shut out of holiday games and the team won’t be making a trip overseas this season.
- Week 1, Sept. 10: at Minnesota Vikings
- Week 2, Sept. 17: vs. Chicago Bears – 1 pm ET on FOX
- Week 3, Sept. 25: vs. Philadelphia Eagles – 8:30 pm ET on ESPN (MNF)
- Week 4, Oct. 1: at New Orleans Saints
- Week 5: BYE WEEK
- Week 6, Oct. 15: vs. Detroit Lions
- Week 7, Oct. 22: vs. Atlanta Falcons
- Week 8, Oct. 26: at Buffalo Bills – 8:25 pm ET on Amazon Prime (TNF)
- Week 9, Nov. 5: at Houston Texans
- Week 10, Nov. 12: vs. Tennessee Titans
- Week 11, Nov. 19: at San Francisco 49ers
- Week 12, Nov. 26: at Indianapolis Colts
- Week 13, Dec. 3: vs. Carolina Panthers
- Week 14, Dec. 10: at Atlanta Falcons
- Week 15, Dec. 17: at Green Bay Packers – 1 pm ET on FOX
- Week 16, Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 17, Dec. 31: vs. New Orleans Saints
- Week 18, TBD: at Carolina Panthers