Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #2
The Buccaneers will fall to the bottom in their division.
NFL #12/16
IronRank #14/16
NFC South
NFL #2/4
IronRank #4/4

Buccaneers Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS 24-31 WIN
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
Arizona Cardinals at Cardinals LOSS 40-7 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Los Angeles Rams vs Rams WIN 32-37 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
Denver Broncos vs Broncos LOSS 7-27 LOSS
Week 5
Monday, Oct 10
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 14-17 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
San Francisco 49ers at 49ers LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 30
Oakland Raiders vs Raiders WIN
Week 9
Thursday, Nov 3
Atlanta Falcons vs Falcons LOSS
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
Chicago Bears vs Bears WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
Kansas City Chiefs at Chiefs LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
Seattle Seahawks vs Seahawks LOSS
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
San Diego Chargers at Chargers LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
New Orleans Saints vs Saints WIN
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys LOSS
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
New Orleans Saints at Saints LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

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How the Buccaneers compare to the teams within their conference


#10 Buccaneers
Great passing by the Buccaneers:
281 yds Sep 11, 2016 at Falcons
285 yds Dec 27, 2015 vs Bears
238 yds Nov 22, 2015 at Eagles


#10 Buccaneers
Great rushing by the Buccaneers:
113 yds Oct 10, 2016 at Panthers
146 yds Dec 17, 2015 at Rams
141 yds Oct 4, 2015 vs Panthers

red zone performance

#12 Buccaneers
Great red zone performance by the Buccaneers:
100% Sep 18, 2016 at Cardinals
100% Dec 13, 2015 vs Saints
75% Dec 6, 2015 vs Falcons

scoring points

#13 Buccaneers
High points scored by the Buccaneers:
45 pts Nov 22, 2015 at Eagles
23 pts Nov 1, 2015 at Falcons
26 pts Sep 20, 2015 at Saints

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

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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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