Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #3
The Buccaneers will fall to the bottom in their division.
NFL #7/16
IronRank #14/16
NFC South
NFL #3/4
IronRank #4/4

Buccaneers Schedule

2018-2019 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 9
New Orleans Saints at Saints LOSS 40-48 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 16
Philadelphia Eagles vs Eagles LOSS 27-21 WIN
Week 3
Monday, Sep 24
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Steelers WIN 27-30 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Sep 30
Chicago Bears at Bears LOSS 48-10 LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 14
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 21
Cleveland Browns vs Browns WIN
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 28
Cincinnati Bengals at Bengals LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 4
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 11
Washington Redskins vs Redskins WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 18
New York Giants at Giants LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 25
San Francisco 49ers vs 49ers WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 2
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 9
New Orleans Saints vs Saints LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 16
Baltimore Ravens at Ravens LOSS
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 23
Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 30
Atlanta Falcons vs Falcons LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2018-19 Season

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How the Buccaneers compare to the teams within their conference


#1 Buccaneers
Great passing by the Buccaneers:
392 yds Sep 24, 2018 vs Steelers
345 yds Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
319 yds Oct 5, 2017 vs Patriots


#16 Buccaneers
Great rushing by the Buccaneers:
112 yds Sep 9, 2018 at Saints
110 yds Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
94 yds Nov 26, 2017 at Falcons

red zone performance

#16 Buccaneers
Great red zone performance by the Buccaneers:
100% Sep 16, 2018 vs Eagles
67% Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
100% Nov 5, 2017 at Saints

scoring points

#6 Buccaneers
High points scored by the Buccaneers:
27 pts Sep 24, 2018 vs Steelers
31 pts Dec 31, 2017 vs Saints
20 pts Nov 26, 2017 at Falcons

Buccaneers Stats

How the Buccaneers compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
of 32
Rushing Offense
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
of 32
Fumbles Caused
of 32
of 32
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

See how the Buccaneers match up against popular competitors


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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