With the 2023 NFL schedule officially unveiled Thursday night, the new Bucks now know the exact path in front of them as they strive to three-peat as NFC Southern champions.
Tampa Bay opponents decided Now that the 2022 regular season is over, we know where each game will be played. But now the order is set and the countdown to kick-off has begun.
For the second season in a row, the Bucks will advance to the road. This time, he’s heading to Minnesota to face the Vikings at 1:00 p.m. on September 10th. After that, he returned to Japan and played a series of games with the Bears at Raymond James Stadium. The Eagles in Weeks 2 and 3, the latter being a Monday Night Football game. In Week 4, Tampa Bay will open his NFC South slate at 1 p.m. in a contest in New Orleans.
After a bye week at the beginning of Week 5, the Bucks return home for a back-to-back game starting at 1 p.m., before facing the Lions in Week 6 and the Falcons in Week 7. After that, we will leave for our first two-game series. On his season trip, he played Thursday Night Football in Buffalo against the Bills before traveling to Houston to face the Texans in Week 9.
Tampa Bay will return home to Tennessee in Week 10 before heading off again for a series of road games. In Week 11, the team will play the 49ers in San Francisco at 4:05 p.m. The team will face the Colts in Indianapolis in Week 12. The Bucks’ first game against the Panthers will be in Tampa in Week 13 before returning home to face the Falcons in Atlanta in Week 14.
In Week 15, the Bucks travel to Green Bay for a 1 p.m. kickoff against the Packers. He then wraps up his home schedule with Week 16 against the Jaguars (4:05 p.m.) and Week 17 against the Saints. The final game of the season will be played with the Panthers after the new year, and the schedule is as follows. To be announced.
Tampa Bay also announced its preseason schedule, with the first game being against the Steelers on August 11 at Raymond James Stadium. The team will then play a road exhibition with the Jets before finishing the preseason at home against the Ravens.
Bucs’ full schedule for 2023
Here’s the Bucks’ full 2023 schedule:
Friday, August 11: vs. Steelers (TBA) — WFLA
August 17-20: At The Jets (TBA) — WFLA
Saturday, August 26: vs. Ravens (TBA) — WFLA
Week 1 — Sunday, September 10: Vikings (1pm) — CBS
Week 2 — Sunday, September 17: vs. Bears (1:00 PM) — Fox
Week 3 — Monday, September 25: vs. Eagles (7:15 PM) — ABC
Week 4 — Sunday, October 1: Saints (1pm) — Fox
Week 5 — Sunday, October 8: Bye Week
Week 6 — Sunday, October 15: vs. Lions (1:00 PM) — Fox
Week 7 — Sunday, October 22: vs. Falcons (1:00 PM) — Fox
Week 8 — Thursday, October 26: Bills (8:15 PM) — Amazon Prime Video
Week 9 — Sunday, November 5: The Texans (1pm) — CBS
Week 10 — Sunday, November 12: vs. Titans (1:00 PM) — CBS
Week 11 — Sunday, November 19: 49ers (4:05 PM) — Fox
Week 12 — Sunday, November 26: Colts (1pm) — CBS
Week 13 — Sunday, December 3: vs. Panthers (1:00 PM) — CBS
Week 14 — Sunday, December 10: Falcons (1pm) — CBS
Week 15 — Sunday, Dec. 17: Packers (1:00 p.m.) — Fox
Week 16 — Sunday, Dec. 24: vs. Jaguars (4:05 p.m.) — CBS
Week 17 — Sunday, December 31: vs. Saints (1:00 PM) — Fox
Week 18 — TBD: Panthers (TBA) — TBD
As expected, the Bucks’ primetime presence has declined
Not surprisingly, the Bucks will appear in primetime games much less frequently in 2023 than they have in the last three seasons. With the retirement of Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all time and seven-time Super Bowl winner, it inevitably happened.
When Brady arrived in 2020, Tampa Bay had five primetime games scheduled: one Thursday night matchup, two Sunday night contests, and two Monday night games. One of his Sunday Night Football appearances never materialized after the game against the Raiders in Las Vegas was moved up to the afternoon due to COVID-19.
The Bucks returned after winning Super Bowl LV and had five prime-time games scheduled again in 2021. It opened Thursday night with two Sunday night games, two Thursday night games, and one tilt game Monday night.
Finally, in Brady’s final season, Tampa Bay had five more prime-time games, as well as international games. The Bucks opened on Sunday night and then made two more Sunday night appearances (including one at Christmas). They also played in Munich, Germany, not only on Sunday morning, but also on Thursday night and Monday night.
In 2023, the spotlight on Todd Bowles’ team will fade considerably. But with the Bucks playing Monday Night Football home games early in the season, the drop in primetime games this year isn’t as severe as many expected. The defending NFC champion Eagles and the Bills in a Thursday night football contest in Buffalo.
Tampa Bay also features some of the youngest and newest quarterbacks in the game. Scott Reynolds of Pewter Reports explains: thursday morning.
The Bucks will host No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young and the Panthers in Week 13 before facing off in Charlotte in Week 18. No. 2 overall pick CJ Stroud and the Texans will face Tampa Bay in Week 9, while No. 4 overall pick Bryce Young will face off in Charlotte in Week 18. Anthony Richardson and the Colts welcome Bowls & Co in Week 12.
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