Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


5 - 11
record
1458
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #4
The Buccaneers will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #14/16
IronRank #14/16
NFC South
NFL #4/4
IronRank #4/4

Buccaneers Schedule

2017-2018 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 10
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 17
Chicago Bears vs Bears WIN 29-7 WIN
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 24
Minnesota Vikings at Vikings LOSS 34-17 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 1
New York Giants vs Giants WIN 25-23 WIN
Week 5
Thursday, Oct 5
New England Patriots vs Patriots LOSS 14-19 LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 15
Arizona Cardinals at Cardinals LOSS 38-33 LOSS
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 22
Buffalo Bills at Bills LOSS 30-27 LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 29
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers WIN 3-17 LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 5
New Orleans Saints at Saints LOSS 30-10 LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 12
New York Jets vs Jets WIN 15-10 WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 19
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins WIN 20-30 WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 26
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS 34-20 LOSS
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 3
Green Bay Packers at Packers LOSS 26-20 LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 10
Detroit Lions vs Lions WIN 21-24 LOSS
Week 15
Monday, Dec 18
Atlanta Falcons vs Falcons LOSS 21-24 LOSS
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 24
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 22-19 LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 31
New Orleans Saints vs Saints LOSS 31-24 WIN

Predicted Ranking for 2017-18 Season

#4
div. rank
#14
conf. rank
6-11-0
record

Buccaneers OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Buccaneers compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#2 Buccaneers
8.6
NFC
6.8
Great passing by the Buccaneers:
345 yds Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
319 yds Oct 5, 2017 vs Patriots
260 yds Dec 24, 2016 at Saints

rushing

#14 Buccaneers
6.4
NFC
7.7
Great rushing by the Buccaneers:
110 yds Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
94 yds Nov 26, 2017 at Falcons
112 yds Jan 1, 2017 vs Panthers

red zone performance

#16 Buccaneers
5.8
NFC
7.1
Great red zone performance by the Buccaneers:
67% Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
100% Nov 5, 2017 at Saints
67% Dec 24, 2016 at Saints

scoring points

#12 Buccaneers
6.7
NFC
7.2
High points scored by the Buccaneers:
31 pts Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
21 pts Dec 18, 2017 vs Falcons
20 pts Nov 26, 2017 at Falcons

Buccaneers Stats

How the Buccaneers compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
273
yds/game
#4
of 32
Rushing Offense
91
yds/game
#29
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
49
%
#26
of 32
Fumbles Caused
26
fum
#3
of 32
Interceptions
13
int
#17
of 32
Sacks
22
sacks
#35
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are members of the National Football Conference in the NFL. The club was founded by original owner Hugh Culverhouse as an expansion franchise in 1974. The Bucs began play in the NFL at the start of the 1976 season along with a second expansion team: the Seattle Seahawks.  

The Bucs played in the AFC during their first season. However, they swapped conferences with the Seahawks the following season. The team was named by way of a fan contest and was chosen in reference to the large number of pirates which visited the area during the 1700’s.

The Buccaneers had a rough go during their first few seasons. The team went 0 to 14 during their first campaign, which was a NFL record at the time, and lost their first 26 straight games, which is also a record. However, by 1979, the Bucs managed to turn things around and posted their first winning season. The team went 10 to 6 making the post season for the first time in franchise history.  

The club continued its success making to the NFC Championship game before losing to the LA Rams. The Bucs qualified for the post season in each of the next two seasons. However, after this run, the club would not see another winning season while Culverhouse was team owner.

Culverhouse passed away in 1994 and the franchise was purchased by Malcom Glazer for a then record $192 million. The team’s new owner was soon able to convince the city of Tampa to fund a new stadium, and in 1997 hired Tony Dungy as head coach.

The Bucs were able to turn things around under Dungy’s leadership. He helped build a defense which was dominant and feared by opposing offenses. During this time in 1998, the Bucs moved from Tampa Stadium into the brand new Raymond James Stadium where they continued to build a strong team. Despite Dungy’s success with the team’s defense, the club often struggled on the offensive side of the ball. Dungy was unable to get the team to a Super Bowl and was fired in 2001.

After Dungy had been let go, the Buccaneers were able to convince the Raiders to release head coach John Gruden so he could sign with the Bucs. In return, the Bucs gave up several draft picks. The move paid off and the Buccaneers appeared in the Super Bowl for the first time in 2002. In a strange twist, the Raiders were their opponent and the Bucs defeated them for their first championship. Many players on the Bucs credit Gruden for providing information about the Raiders strategy, and claimed the Raiders did not have any chance in the game.

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