Primetime Bucs

May 12th, 2021

Magoo, they’ve done it again.

The NFL knows full well the magic of Mr. Seven Rings, park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved Bucs Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

As a result, the NFL gave the Bucs five primetime games this year, the maximum number. That also matches the number of primetime games the Bucs were scheduled to have last season (remember the Raiders game got bumped to an afternoon game in Las Vegas thanks to The Sickness)

Of those five primetime games, three will come within the first six Bucs games, including two Thursday night games (Dallas and at Philadelphia), and two games on NBC (Dallas and at New England).

As Al Michaels would say, this is “huge.”

The final primetime game will be Dec. 19 when the Bucs host the slimy Saints on NBC on a Sunday night.

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15 Responses to “Primetime Bucs”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  2. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Unlike the regular season last year, there will NOT be nerves and poor play under the bright lights! We come to stomp face in ground!

  3. Bucfan81 Says:

    I see maybe 3 losses Rams, Bills and Colts.

  4. QB whisperer Says:

    Bucfan81 must be a great prognosticator and a man of few words. Lose to the Rams,Bills and Colts. I could predict losses to the Jets, Bengals and the WFT, but I’m not a fortune teller.

  5. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    14-3, but I’m not sure where the losses come from.

  6. 40Forever Says:

    I’m slightly concerned with our opener and then I think we split the season with ATL. Two potential losses. We stack up well against the bills. And it’s a home game.

  7. AtlBuc Says:

    If we can get to 11-0, we should have an undefeated season

  8. Beej Says:

    The only downside to an undefeated run is…unTIL you’ve lost a game, you can’t rest your starters at the end of the season when you’d want to

  9. Duane Says:

    Bye week at a good spot. Three tune up games to end the season. Gotta feel good about that.

  10. Cainishere Says:

    Undefeated your Buccaneers will be. All the way babe

  11. Pewter Power Says:

    First 3 games of October suck regardless of the opponents. Monday Game Oct. 4: at New England Patriots, Sunday on short week Oct. 10: vs. Miami Dolphins then Thursday a shorter week Oct. 14: at Philadelphia Eagles

    The opponents don’t matter more than the wear and tear in a short amount of time playing two of those games away and especially for guys like suh and JPP, hope they can stay healthy.

  12. Patrickbucs Says:

    I learned today that after week 5 SNF can flex games. Why we possibly see prime-teams at a record of 10/5 each. Bucs may get to that 7 window.

  13. Wesley Says:

    I hate playing on prime time, 1:00 p.m. kickoffs are perfect.

  14. Unemployed loser Says:

    This is all good but why Eagles instead of Rams or Bills? Bucs vs Eagles doesn’t strike as a good match.

  15. Buccos Says:

    Lose to Rams, Dolphins, Saints and Bills to go 13-4. Then hoisting another Lombardi trophy. Without a doubt.