Giants At Buccaneers, October 1 (Week 4)

April 20th, 2017

What would the Schedule Day holiday be without a leak prior to the official announcement?

[Updated 5:54 p.m.: Click “read more” for fresh schedule rumors/reports!]?

Well, it just wouldn’t be Schedule Day.

Per WFAN-AM 660, the powerful CBS affiliate in New York, the Giants play at the Buccaneers on Sunday, October 1, Week 4 of the 2017 schedule.

This isn’t just a one-off leak, CBS has the entire Giants schedule here.

The whole schedule is revealed tonight at 8 p.m.

As for the Giants, well, that’s a brutally tough game early. Joe’s hoping the schedule gods give the Bucs at least one “easy” one during Weeks 1 through 3.

[Updated: 3:03 p.m.: Joe is hearing from a good friend, but cannot confirm, Bucs at Buffalo Oct. 22]

[Updated: 3:52 p.m.: – Looks like Saints open in Minnesota and Chicago is in Atlanta to start the season, plus the Jets are in Buffalo and New England is in Kansas City. The Panthers, per reports, are off to the 49ers and the Bucs play at Green Bay in December. All those teams on the Bucs’ schedule. So that cuts the possible Bucs opening-day opponent to Arizona (road), Detroit (home) or Miami (road).

[Updated 3:56 p.m.] Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bucs will host the Bears Sept. 17.

[Updated 4:40 p.m.] Luke Easterling of USA Today claims the Bucs play at the Dolphins to open the 2017 season.

[Updated: 4:46 p.m.] J.P. Peterson of WDAE-AM 620 reports the Bucs will host the Belicheats on Thursday Night Football, Oct. 5.

[Updated: 4:54 p.m.] J.P. Peterson has further updates: At Vikings, Sept. 25; at Cardinals, Oct. 15.

46 Responses to “Giants At Buccaneers, October 1 (Week 4)”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    We can beat the Giants. Ain’t no one scurred

  2. Cannonblaster Says:

    Was really hoping that the Giants would be one of our prime time games..

  3. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Lock up your memorabilia! The Giants are coming to town!

  4. 941BUC Says:

    @cannonblaster maybe we play someone like greenbay or Atlanta in prime time

  5. Lord Cornelius Says:

    F*ck the Giants. They’ve got a solid roster but Eli should be good for 2 interceptions at least

  6. rrsrq Says:

    Could it be a nationally televised Sunday night game or is that too early in the season

  7. brandonbucsfan Says:

    Easy reply…if we dont win the division we will be fighting the Giants and Det. for a wild card. Have to win that one!

  8. Joeypoppems Says:

    Eli’s arm might have fallen off by week 4 due to how weak it is

  9. Gencoimports Says:

    Could be Doug Martin’s first game back from suspension.

    This also means no stupid week 4 bye.

  10. Lev Says:

    No way in hell this is true. Giants only having 2 prime time games? No way.

  11. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Not worried at all…

    Eli is not the same Eli…he’s on the down swing..

  12. Architek Says:

    That’s gonna be a prime time game watch.

  13. P'cola Buc Says:

    Any chance opening at home with the mighty Mike Glennon and the Bears?

  14. stu Says:

    the NY Giants should melt in the October heat…please be at 1pm.

  15. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    If we do not find an RB better than mediocre Muscle Turtle we’ll be out of it by week four anyway. He won’t be missed. A lack of an adequate RB will be!!!

    As BSPN called theirs the “way too early power rankings”…folks are out with power rankings updated since FA….I know power ranking are about as meaningful as mock drafts but it’s that time of the year…it’s what we have.

    The Bucs are starting to get national recognition. Our FA class is being praised and two of the six rankings I viewed had us at ten with a couple more at 11 and then a couple down there at 19 and wherever PFF buries us.

    I feel like a top ten power ranking is deserved at this point. Get the breaks…the career years from the stars and we are headed to Minny!

  16. Joe Says:

    Any chance opening at home with the mighty Mike Glennon and the Bears?

    No, it is forbidden by NFL mandate.


  17. Wausa Says:

    Amen Stpetebucsfan:

    We have quite possibly the worst group of running backs in the NFL.

    Doug Martin has put us in a terrible position.

    Hopefully, we hit the RB position hard in the draft. We probably should draft two running backs and hopefully one will be the top 3 in the draft.

  18. DallasBuc Says:

    It’s only brutal if we are the same old Bucs. Isn’t it time to expect a more competitive football product at this point?

  19. MJB Says:

    Oct. 11th is a Wednesday!?!

  20. JTHV Says:

    I’m hearing Bucs@Packers on 12-3 @1pm EST

  21. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Oh My! Dallas one of those rare times when we are in complete agreement!

    Isn’t it time to expect a more competitive football product at this point?

    ABSOLUTELY!!! It should be Minny or bust this year. Injuries are always a wild card but other than that we are ready!

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    well, this should be fun…our oline will be tested in that game, as will the dbs and wrs….giants have a very good defense but their oline is garbage…this will be a good early test….GO BUCS!!!

  23. JTHV Says:

    Here’s Week 1’s leaks so far …

    Week 1 (9/7/17-9/11/17)

    Chiefs@Patriots TNF
    Sants@Vikings MNF (Early Game)
    Chargers@Broncos MNF (Late Game)

  24. JTHV Says:

    Falcons host Carolina in Week 17

    Bucs likely to play New Orleans in Week 17

  25. Bucdon40 Says:

    Looks like at Green Bay week 13

  26. Tampa Tony Says:

    Love to open in GB, avoid the cold and test our d against the best qb in the game who should’ve been a Buc

  27. JTHV Says:

    Carolina opens at San Francisco Week 1

  28. JTHV Says:

    Bucs home opener Week 2 vs Chicago

  29. JTHV Says:

    Week 1 opponents for Bucs narrowed down to 3 possibilities …

    @ Arizona
    @ Miami
    vs Detroit

  30. JTHV Says:

    Bucs host New Orleans Week 17 at Ray Jay

  31. @SarasotaJay Says:

    December at Lambeau Field is no bueno!

  32. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Hoping we get an easy week 1 if Carolina/Atlanta/New Orleans all get cup cakes like 49ers/Bears/Vikings

    But if we get bears week 2 and bills week 4 that’s pretty nice regardless

  33. JTHV Says:

    Bucs at Falcons Week 15 is Monday Night (12/18) ???

  34. JTHV Says:


    JTHV Says:
    April 20th, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Week 1 opponents for Bucs narrowed down to 3 possibilities …

    @ Arizona
    @ Miami
    vs Detroit

  35. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed Lord C those are some pretty easy opponents for our rivals

    Much rather play at Miami week 1 over Arizona…

  36. Lord Cornelius Says:

    JTHV thanks my liege

    I can live with any of that. Not that it matters we will play who we have to in the end lol… but so far this schedule looks much better early on than last year; when we had to play these 4 teams in the first 5 weeks:

    1-Atlanta – 2017 SB appearance (should have won it all)
    2-Arizona – 2016 NFC championship appearance
    4-Broncos – 2016 SB winner
    5-Carolina – 2016 SB appearance

  37. JTHV Says:

    Bucs at Miami to open season

  38. Wausa Says:

    Bucs will either play at Miami or Arizona to open season

  39. d-roca Says:

    Exactly. Thats a brutal game for the giants not the bucs. I hope its a 1pm game too. The northern road teams always look dead walkin in at halftime down here. No sure wins of course but thats brutal for the gmen. Go bucs

  40. bucs_365 Says:

    I don’t know what the big deal is. We already know who the opponents are.

  41. Joe Says:

    I don’t know what the big deal is. We already know who the opponents are.

    But you don’t know when, which is critical. When the schedule is released, people are able to plan their fall weekends out. Know what games to go to and when, etc. Not sure why people don’t understand this.

    It is a huge deal which is why the NFL Network has a show devoted to this which gets great ratings.

    Only shut-ins seem to not understand.

  42. @SarasotaJay Says:

    @bucs_365. Its a huge deal. When you play teams and where is just as important as who.

  43. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Lord C

    Thanks for bringing up last year’s schedule. That was brutual for a lot of reasons.
    As you indicated they were very good teams in addition we were going through a new defense…2nd year QB with only one truly great target…an RB who was OK when healthy who bombed out on drugs.

    I think it was Luv but the two of us felt if we could just get through the first half only one game under .500 we’d be in good shape. Our team was improving and growing in experience….we just didn’t close the show. I think I hate the Dallas game worst of all because I hate the Cowgirls anyway and we were leading that game on the road in the 4th Q. That game still is in my crawl.

  44. Trubucfan22 Says:

    First week of December should be ok weather. At that time it is hit or miss. Could be 20 degrees outside or 50. I’ll be there snow or shine!

  45. Morgan Says:

    Week 1 @ Dolphins 9/10 1:00 p.m.
    Week 2 vs. Bears 9/17 1:00 p.m.
    Week 3 @ Vikings 9/24 1:00 p.m.
    Week 4 vs. Giants 10/1 4:00 p.m.
    Week 5 vs. Patriots 10/5 8:25 p.m.
    Week 6 @ Cardinals 10/15 4:05 p.m.
    Week 7 @ Bills 10/22 1:00 p.m.
    Week 8 vs. Panthers 10/29 1:00 p.m.
    Week 9 @ Saints 11/5 1:00 p.m.
    Week 10 vs. Jets 11/13 1:00 p.m.
    Week 11 BYE
    Week 12 @ Atlanta 11/26 1:00 p.m.
    Week 13 @ Packers 12/3 1:00 p.m.
    Week 14 vs. Lions 12/10 1:00 p.m.
    Week 15 vs. Falcons 12/18 8:30 p.m.
    Week 16 @ Panthers 12/24 1:00 p.m.
    Week 17 vs. Saints 12/31 1:00 p.m.

  46. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    If Sweezy returns to his form, we are instantly better at Running Back, not to mention what DeShawn Jackson will do.
    These 2 players have upgraded our RB position, just by being on the field.