More Spotlight Coming In 2021

January 4th, 2021

Lost in the euphoria of our beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers finishing 11-5 is the team’s slate of opponents set for 2021.

The Bucs will face the NFC East next season, which is the darling of TV network suits because of the big markets — and big draws — from Philadelphia, New York, Dallas and D.C.

Also, the Bucs will face the AFC East, which means another date with New York and what will be a ridiculously hyped Bucs-Patriots game in Foxborough. If the Bucs don’t win the Super Bowl, count on that game being opening day on Sunday or Monday Night Football.

The Bucs finished second in the NFC South, so they’ll also face the Rams and Bears next season — two more huge-market teams.

And if the the NFL approves a 17-game season, which is expected, then the rumor on the street is the Bucs will play their second-place counterpart in the AFC South. That’s the Indianapolis Colts, and it would deliver the networks an intriguing Old Man Bowl, Tom Brady versus Philip Rivers.

What next? A return to Hard Knocks?

24 Responses to “More Spotlight Coming In 2021”

  1. Cannon Says:

    I wonder how far this offense will go after having a full season under its belt…

    Bucs broke all sorts of records this year, with no off season and a new QB.

  2. R.O. Says:

    Thought I saw where Rivers won’t be back in Indy next year?

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    Bucs broke all sorts of records this year, with no off season and a new QB.


    and yet still think we have a horrible OC…lol…


    GO BUCS!!!

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Just Imagine our offense next year !

  5. rrsrq Says:

    is that the Rams three years in a row, seems like it

  6. Gofortheface30 Says:

    R.O I’ve heard that too – I’ve seen a lot of Carson wentz and Matthew Stanford rumors linking up with Frank Reich. Either way, still a good game. As an aside, Looks like a tough schedule, but I’m sure when people see us they’re saying: “oh sh we have to play Tampa.”

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Might help in keeping the band together for 2021.

    There are very few 2020 Bucs I don’t want back in 2021.

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    I would not object to a Stafford in Pewter after the GOAT hangs it up.

  9. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Sure would be nice if the Goat could get 1 more SB ring 2 even better one for each finger. This is the team that can do it. Find a suitable back up QB, a quality DB and 3rd down back. Far wing this team healthy next year is not what coaches want to see. Go Bucs

  10. BillyBucsFan Says:

    Doesn’t making the playoffs the previous year strike you from being a potential Hard Knocks team? I had no reason to try and remember this fact back when we were on it.

  11. Colonel_mp Says:

    Is it me or do the Bucs seem to face the Bears every year?

  12. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Cobra. Biden might be in his 2nd term by the time Brady hangs it up. Stafford could be retired by then.

  13. AMI_Chris Says:

    The Bucs should be an attractive TV property. Tom Brady is a draw and we play high-scoring games.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Get Mr.5000 back here quick to set a year under NE12, then your set at QB for may maybe 10 years!!

  15. DBS Says:

    Mr 30/30 is not coming back Get over it.

  16. JustAnotherBucsFan Says:

    Dewey Biden won’t have a first term.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    wow this is just wild…

    this is basic after the season is over type talk – not used to posts like this just yet…

    from the looks of the slated teams and schedule we could have more national games and night games than this seaon…

    no out of area bucs fan needs sunday ticket anymore either…

    just some decent free streaming sites for a few rando games, and you’re all set…

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  19. adam from ny Says:

    don’t jinx the us with season’s over type threads joeski ! 🙂

  20. gotbbucs Says:


    If that was meant to be a joke, great.

    If that was a serious thought, feel free to excuse yourself from future adult conversations.

  21. BucEmUp Says:

    What would be even more intriguing is stadiums filled to max capacity with screaming fans now that the vaccines are released and approved. No excuses…Lets see the Bucs playing in some packed houses with the floors shaking from excitement to have real football back.

  22. Snook Says:

    It’s crazy how often we’ve played the Bears lately.

  23. REDZONE BA Says:

    This should be a no-whining Zone – Bucs are in freaking playoffs in Prime time! And already slated for prime time games next year.

  24. Chesapeake Bay Bucco Says:

    Of course, every year teams change, for better or worse, but given 2020 perfomances, this looks to be a schedule where every game is highly winnable. Bucs to be favored in most. Setting up to be another fun season!!!