NFL Wild Card Weekend Schedule

December 6th, 2022

Barring an epic collapse to perhaps the worst collection of NFC South coaches, quarterbacks and teams in NFL history, our beloved Bucs will win the NFC South and host a playoff game.

So when will that game be played?

Keep in mind the greed-first NFL decided to screw two teams in the playoffs this season by making them play on Monday night of the Wild Card round. And then the winner will have to come back and play Saturday or Sunday of the following weekend.

Here’s the current schedule:


Sat., Jan. 14

  • 4:30 p.m. ET
  • 8:15 p.m. ET

Sun., Jan. 15

  • 1 p.m. ET
  • 4:30 p.m. ET
  • 8:15 p.m. ET

Mon, Jan. 16

  • 8 p.m ET (ESPN)

So when would the Bucs play? It’s a safe bet the TV networks will want Tom Brady, in what could be his final NFL game, to perform in a night window. Joe would just about guarantee it.

Joe going to fantasize that the Bucs get a Sunday night game, so they stay on rather normal schedule and have enough time off before the following weekend, and that would give Gronk a full week of practice and meetings.

42 Responses to “NFL Wild Card Weekend Schedule”

  1. HC Grover Says:

    I was happy for Brady last night even if he saved Boelezos Bacon. He works so hard .

  2. Deeez NATZ Says:

    I can’t believe Joe talks about playoffs like its some automatic thing.With toilet bowl as coach this team won’t win another game this year lol

  3. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Projecting a Dallas matchup…all things being equal. The Bucs could rectify some lousy playoff performances from the 1980’s @ Dallas. Yes…I’m old & tired

  4. BradentuckeyBuc Says:

    “Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?! I just hope we can win a game…”

  5. Sal Says:

    1 and done #!!

  6. Redeemer Says:

    Whatever you think of this group, they will win a putrid division and host a playoff game. Right now, that looks like Dallas. I actually like an underdog Brady in that game, if give him the reigns. If it’s the same old stagnant offensive gameplan, then no.

  7. Redeemer Says:

    If they give him the reigns

  8. Buc4evr Says:

    Geez, next week is going to be hard enough for this pathetic offense. Let’s just focus on SF and forget playoff talk.

  9. SB Says:

    I like the Gronk zinger in there Joe.

  10. Allen Lofton Says:

    I went to bed at halftime and woke up at 3 AM and saw that Tampa won – down 2 scores and win with less than 3 minutes left. TB must be doing something right with the BIG GUY upstairs.

  11. chris l Says:

    it will likely be the cowboys so definitely saturday or sunday night

  12. Smashsquatch Says:

    I saw what you did there Joe, and I like it!

  13. robert Says:

    maybe by then this team will be worth actually sitting down and watch ing for 3 hours.

    that’s after you’ve looked through your cable, your apps, subscriptions, amazon, espn etc to even Fing find the game.

    the nfl has made it to where it is a PITA….then by the 2nd 3 and out and 27 commercials I switch to a movie out of disgust.

  14. SlyPirate Says:

    “Toilet Bowles” that’s a good one. Let’s run with it …

    If he makes a boneheaded decision … “Smoking Bowles”
    If he runs up multiple losses … “Cereal Bowles”
    When his schemes are too predictable … “Glass Bowles”
    When he’s too excited about a player … “Toss Salad Bowles”

  15. Tye Says:

    The Bucs had only 3 points going into the 4th quarter against the Saints…..

    Quite a bit early to be talking playoffs!….

  16. EricThe Viking Says:

    We’ll be 6-8 soon. Playoffs are far from guaranteed. Bowels and Suckwich still know how to lose.

  17. AbucAway Says:

    Ouch, you just reopened the Gronky wound, Joe

  18. D-Rok Says:

    LOL Gronk!!! Love it. Very sneaky writing, sir.

  19. robert Says:

    brb……..gotta have a todd bowels movement

  20. Jack Sparrow Says:

    PLayoffs ?! playoffs ?! r u kidding me…. next 2 games will be a Bucs beat down from SF and CINCI,,, Cardinals/panthers/falcons are a toss-up…. don’t get ur hopes up high for one lousy win last night.

  21. tbbucs3 Says:

    I doubt the Bucs can even steal 1 win against the 49ers, Cincinnati or Arizona. Kyler Murray and his ability to run will be a bad matchup for the defense

  22. tbbucs3 Says:

    So yeah Joe, little premature to be talking about playoffs with this lousy offense

  23. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    The folks that put odds on such things as making the playoffs profess that the Bucs have a 92% chance of making the playoffs , so why don’t all you negative Nancies just BITE IT and STFU

  24. Beej Says:

    It’s a given we’ll limp onto the playoffs. All that has to happen is we get hot at that point in time. 2011 Giants and Eli Manning were 9-7, beat the 13-3 Patriots. It would be a REALLY great time for Jensen to come back

  25. rrsrq Says:

    f it is Dallas, it will be the best slot

  26. SB~LV Says:

    Wild Card is not the Play Offs
    Bucs can not lose another game before the Superbowl

  27. robert Says:

    bwahahahah ^

    he said superbowl….


    @76……not our faults some of us have lives outside of the bucs and football.

  28. Rick Says:

    The game this weekend is extremely important… if we win then we are a game back of SF and control the tiebreaker I would assume. From there, I like our chances of going 3-1 vs. their 2-2… Would much rather play the Seahawks or Giants than the Cowboys. Other good thing is that from there, the Cowboys would draw the Eagles and we get most likely the Vikings in a dome. Then we are either headed to Philly or hosting Dallas for the NFC Championship.

  29. NYbucsfan Says:

    I would love to make a run, but our coaches are terrible. So unless we have a new coach staff in a hurry, I don’t have high hopes.

  30. Goatwatcher Says:

    The wildcard Giants also beat the 16-0 Patriots. Anything can happen.

  31. Da Bucs Guy Says:

    It will only be a huge blowout loss for the Bucs.

  32. ClwJB Says:

    After what we witnessed last night, anything is possible 👍

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Smith needs to play better or be bench

  34. kyle Says:

    bradentuckey^^ epic coach rant!!!

  35. kyle Says:

    Back up QBs love eating the bucs lunch.. JFC.. lets go get this Cali win boys!!!

  36. Jerry Says:

    If it’s Bucs and Cowboys, you know the league is going to screw us and put it on MNF.

  37. Darin Says:

    Lol. There’s five weeks left and this is the poorest coached team in the league outside of Houston. Playoffs?!?! Lefty’s just tryin to lose a game

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Calm down.

    The team is going to certainly be 6-8 in two weeks because of these idiot coaches running the team, and everyone will be talking about how they’re not making the playoffs.

  39. steele Says:

    This season is so stupid all around the NFL, with so much regression and parity, that literally anything can happen. And does.

    Best case scenario for the Bucs is the likely collapse of other NFC teams. Bucs will stumble through somehow, saved by matchups and screwups by other teams, and all they have to do is barely scrape by in two games, with Brady pulling it out of his a rse at the last minute, again.

  40. Dom>Licht Says:

    7-10 to be bounced first round… NFL need a to change the playoff format! No team below .500 should ever make the playoffs!!

  41. firethecannons Says:

    I hate this assuming the Bucs are going to the playoffs–my lord we barely won the game against the saints last night. How about we win next weeks game against the 49ers and take it a week at a time.

  42. NEfan Says:

    Sorry but this Bucs team can lose to any team. Let’s say they do make the playoffs and face Dallas, Prescott has thrown 7 ints when teams do not blitz him so what I expect is Bowels blitzes him ALL game.