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Founded:Established 1976
Stadium Name:Raymond James Stadium

After a 2-14 record last season, it was obvious that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed an upgrade in several areas. But being in a division where the opposing quarterbacks are Drew Brees (New Orleans), Cam Newton (Carolina), and Matt Ryan (Atlanta), it was even more obvious that the Bucs needed an upgrade at quarterback to truly be competitive.

Enter Jameis Winston.

Winston, who quarterbacked Florida State to the college national championship his freshman year and to the semifinal game his sophomore year, was chosen by the Bucs with the 1st pick of the '15 NFL Draft with the idea that he can make vast improvements to an offense that finished 29th overall in the NFL last season.

Winston's progress will be the team's top storyline to watch, especially given both his prodigious talent and propensity for off-the-field issues. If he clicks, the Bucs could have a much smoother ride through this season's schedule than last.

The Bucs already have some weapons around Winston - receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson are rated among the best in the game. But they'll need big improvements on an offensive line which allowed the third-most sacks in the NFL.

Head coach Lovie Smith is known for being defensive-minded, at least during his time with the Chicago Bears, but the Bucs struggled last year defensively. Some pieces are in place, however, to get things going in the right direction, including tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David.

But if Winston pans out, and Smith is able to turn the Bucs into a competitive defensive force like his Bears teams, then it's a team that could not only sell some tickets, but bring football worth watching back to Tampa, Fla.

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Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Bears
@
Buccaneers
1:25 PM PT
Sunday, October 31st, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Saints
12:25 PM PT
Sunday, November 14th, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Washington
10:00 AM PT
Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Giants
@
Buccaneers
5:15 PM PT
Sunday, November 28th, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Colts
10:00 AM PT
Sunday, December 5th, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Falcons
10:00 AM PT
Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Bills
@
Buccaneers
1:25 PM PT
Sunday, December 19th, 2021
Saints
@
Buccaneers
5:20 PM PT
Sunday, December 26th, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Panthers
10:00 AM PT
Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
Buccaneers
@
Jets
10:00 AM PT
Sunday, January 9th, 2022
Panthers
@
Buccaneers
10:00 AM PT
Previous Scheduled Games
Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
Falcons
@
Buccaneers
TB 44, ATL 27
Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Cowboys
@
Buccaneers
TB 31, DAL 29
Sunday, September 19th, 2021
Falcons
@
Buccaneers
TB 48, ATL 25
Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Rams
LAR 34, TB 24
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Patriots
TB 19, NE 17
Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Dolphins
@
Buccaneers
TB 45, MIA 17
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Buccaneers
@
Eagles
TB 28, PHI 22
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