The Bucs’ 2023 Opponents And Locations

January 9th, 2023

Fun factoid about the Bucs’ 2023 regular season schedule. When the team heads to Buffalo, players can look up in the stadium and see O.J. Simpson’s name in the Bills’ Wall of Fame.

In Tampa, well, Jon Gruden was canceled and his name was removed from the Buccaneers Ring of Honor. Yeah, the NFL is a strange planet.

Courtesy of the NFL’s annual rotation, the Bucs will have one extra road game next season, and that game will be in Buffalo. Other AFC games will be against the AFC South.

Tampa Bay’s first-place schedule gives them games against the Eagles at home and away at San Francisco.

The remainder is they typical home-and-away versus NFC South teams, plus all NFC North foes.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Home: Falcons, Panthers, Saints, Bears, Lions, Jaguars, Eagles and Tennessee Titans

Away: Falcons, Panthers, Saints, Bills, Packers, Texans, Colts, Vikings and San Francisco 49ers

51 Responses to “The Bucs’ 2023 Opponents And Locations”

  1. NEfan Says:

    Damn Joe, I didn’t know that, I’m going to start a petition for Aaron Hernandez at Patriot Place.

  2. NEfan Says:

    6 playoff teams, how easy is it again?

  3. AL121976 Says:

    Not a bad list of opponents, with a competent QB we might not be too terrible

  4. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    Not too bad!

  5. Bowles4President Says:

    That home schedule ain’t selling tickets

  6. unbelievable Says:

    Based on this season, that’s not too bad.

    But who knows where any of those teams will be in 2023… including us.

  7. Steven007 Says:

    We are all biased to some extent to use supposed strength of schedule as an actual prognostication tool. But every year it fails. Who saw the Jags in the playoffs? Who saw the colts in the basement? Ditto the Cardinals? Aside from a few known entities, teams rise and fall now as quickly as ever. Everyone’s talking up the Lions now but there’s no guarantee they will be anything special next year. More important is what we do in the off season and who we end up having behind center.

  8. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Fly to San Fran again? BS.

  9. DungyDance Says:

    Only seeing 3 or 4 candidates of national interest in there. Probably not a lot of primetime games in our future next year. Especially without TB12 at QB.

  10. Destinjohnny Says:

    No tb12
    Awful offensive line
    54 getting old
    Below average D Line and secondary…
    Should be playing for the first pick

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Ouch…..that’s one tough schedule for sure…..

    Well, with Brady being gone next season…’s looking like a losing season already….

    Not trying to be a downer, but if the Bucs don’t invest in a starting QB, O-Lineman, and some quality DBs……the outlook looks very bleak.

  12. ‘79 Defense Says:

    Three seasons in a row of 8 home games and 9 away games. That overseas “home” game thing is such a joke.

  13. Tye Says:

    only seeing 3-4 truly tough games…

    Bucs HAVE to get the HC and QB right and the Bucs should do well defending the NFC south reign…

    Bowles automatically pollutes all hope!

  14. D-Rok Says:

    Hopefully, very soon (this year) after the season is over, we’ll know who our coaching staff and QB1 will be. Until then, I’ll wait before I get excited or upset…at anything roster-wise.

    GO BUCS!!!

  15. tampabayallday Says:

    Gruden did nothing wrong

  16. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    Listen you got to remember Gruden (hired help) made comments about owners (protected class) which is as egregious as it gets. Simpson simply “allegedly” killed a couple white people, which is easily forgiven.

  17. Redeemer Says:

    We all know who was behind the canceling of Chucky. Disgraceful, incompetent and disgusting owner of the team formerly known as the redskins. Hopefully the owners vote his rotten piece of excrement out of the league. OJ was found responsible for double murder, albeit in a civil proceeding. I’d let gruden babysit my grandkids, while the juice “allegedly” butchered his own kids mother as they slept. Un fing believable.

  18. Lokog Says:

    The juice is loose

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    Who’s the head coach? This could be 4-13 or 10-7.

  20. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Gruden won’t back down and is refusing to settle anything with the NFL.

    The NFL destroyed what he loved doing most in his life…..and there’s no denying that fact. Are you trying to tell me that Gruden is the only one saying crazy and awful stuff in emails in the NFL????? I don’t think so.

    No….I’m not here defending anything Gruden has said….nope…not one bit. People make mistakes and people learn from the errors of their ways and change…..who knows if Gruden has?????

  21. Redeemer Says:

    As for the schedule, none of it matters unless they have a QB. They could play the colts and bears every other week and still be horrible without a competent play caller. A few interesting would be free agents, if Brady doesn’t come back. Baker, Jimmy G, would be at the top of my list. Oh yeah, and get a coordinator who can actually scheme an offense.

  22. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Oh God…..I hope you weren’t serious about Baker Mayfield????? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  23. mark2001 Says:

    Bills, 49ers, Eagles. Top notch teams. The others? None are better than we are if we are healthy and play close to our potential.

  24. Gbobucsfan Says:

    You never know…..who ever thought the Rams would be thus bad. Or us for that matter.

  25. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Gbobucsfan

    Ummmmm….the Rams had alot of injuries to be fair….including lose their starting QB and top WR Cooper Kupp……..

  26. Buc4evr Says:

    Need a new QB. Maybe we can trade for Rodgers….. and get a few good veteran linemen.

  27. brooks Says:

    Let me see i was only two wins off this year can we say 6-11?

  28. Redeemer Says:

    TBA, we both know they could and probably will do worse if Brady bolts. I’m no baker fan, but if it’s a choice between him, Trask or Gabby, I’d take baker 100/100

  29. Anonymous Says:

    who says brady is leaving, like stop. I don’t see him going anywhere.

  30. MadMax Says:

    Well, will TCU pull another upset…hmm, i think they will.

  31. Tye Says:

    2023 dream scenanio and beyond:

    Hc Jim Harbaugh
    OC Nathaniel Hackett
    QB Aaron Rogers
    DC Vic Fangio

  32. Tye Says:

    OH and NO…..
    I don’t think TCU has the potential to play with the Big Dogs… Another example that the college playoffs still needs reworked!

  33. Tony Says:

    I understand where people think Brady might be gone but I just can’t see him going somewhere for another year or two wanting to learn a whole new offense & learn how to play with different WRs & all again.

  34. tbbucs3 Says:

    Nathaniel Hackett is an awful coach…..the only success hes had was only a figure head OC for Green Bay….Lafuer runs the show over there.

    Hard pass on Harbaugh too…..Id be in for Rodgers though

  35. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So…we go 8-9 and our 2 at large teams are Philadelphia & SF…….two teams that could meet in the NFC Championship game Seems fair to me….

  36. tbbucs3 Says:

    Brady will either be a Raider a Buc or just retire…..the 49ers have a young QB playing at an EXTREMELY high level and would be dumb to sit him for a soon to be 46 year old….

    The Raiders are the most likely choice with Davonte Adams and Bradys familiarity with McDaniels playbook

  37. Tye Says:

    I HIGHLY DOUBT Rogers is going to want to learn a new system…
    Hackett and Rogers could plausibly work out an offense from their old time together…
    Aaron is not going to learn a new offense at his age..

  38. David Says:

    It is a good time to play the NFC North and AFC south. I know the Vikings Lions Jaguars are on the rise but they’re not powerhouse divisions.

    On another note, watching the Bulldogs in the national championship game right now… Any chance Todd Monken will come back to the Buccaneers and be offensive coordinator? He has been phenomenal with Georgia.

    And in 2024 someone’s going to get Gronk Junior in Brock Bowers. That kid is really really good.

  39. catcard202 Says:

    With Bucs 2023 cap situation being what it is & knowing the level of 53 the Bucs will likely have to field to pay the “run it back” bills…That’s the kind of schedule that should make Licht consider having his agent talking to Bidwell about the AZ job. That schedule has 6-11/5-12 written all over it….& wouldn’t just be Bowles & Lefty getting Glazers the boot, next JAN.

  40. steele Says:

    Not counting the usual division opponents, that’s at least 7 tough games against playoff teams that this season’s version of the Bucs would lose. In other words, another close to .500 season, at best and another losing season possible.

  41. David Says:

    Wow, you people are so negative. For a division winner, that is not that difficult. Their division is weak, the NFC north & the AFC south are not that great, no real power houses.
    The Eagles, 49ers, and Bills are the tough division winners they must face.

    Besides, every year, 1/3 of the NFL flip-flops. We have no idea how good or bad some of these teams will be.

    At first glance, it definitely could have been worse

  42. David Says:

    MadMax actually thought TCU was going to win? I don’t think you’ve been paying attention. Georgia has been absolutely as dominant as any Alabama run or the Nebraska run in the 90s etc. over these last couple of years.

    Tye – no chance Aaron Rodgers comes here. Personally, I would never ever in 1 million years want him leading my team. He is a horrendous leader. Great athlete, but horrible leadership from the quarterback position.
    That said, why would he want to come here and follow Brady? It doesn’t happen unless the OC changes, and if that happens, then make a run to keep Brady.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    I think Bowles, Leftwich and Trask can get us 3 wins.

  44. Goatfarmer Says:

    3-14 by my calculations. Unless the Glazers make the necessary changes in coaching and keep Tom.

  45. Alfred br Says:

    This just confirmed brady back in tampa.. I think Antonio brown will be back too that team miss his ambition

  46. DrunkinYbor Says:

    Sick of going to San Francisco or I should say Santa Clara since they actually have the stadium there.

  47. Hodad Says:

    Be funny if Brady was the QB at San Fran when we play them.

  48. Hodad Says:

    Joe, if I posted about you what Gruden said about the Glazers in his E mails you would ban me, and my post from this site. The Glazers did to Gruden what you would do to anyone who would write the same thing about you. You do know what he said about them don’t you?

  49. Irishmist Says:

    Hodad is right. Gruden insulted NFL owners. OJ only killed 2 people. You can’t equate the two, Joe.

  50. MadMax Says:

    Yeah David, they were dominant last night. I went to bed after I saw them up by 14 and that TCU defense couldnt do anything…then woke up and saw the final score.

  51. Hodad Says:

    The gloves didn’t fit. Because the Bills want to honor O.J. the Glazers should be O.K. with being called what they were called, and keep honoring Gruden with his name in the stadium?