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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2008 Schedule Released

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2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule
Date Opponent Location
Sunday
Sept. 7th
1:00PM
New Orleans Saints Superdome
Sunday
Sept. 14th
4:05PM
Atlanta Falcons Raymond James Stadium
Sunday
Sept. 21st
1:00PM
Chicago Bears Soldier Field
Sunday
Sept. 28th
1:00PM
Green Bay Packers Raymond James Stadium
Sunday
Oct. 5th
4:05PM
Denver Broncos Invesco Field
Sunday
Oct. 12th
1:00PM
Carolina Panthers Raymond James Stadium
Sunday
Oct. 19th
8:15PM
Seattle Seahawks Raymond James Stadium
Sunday
Oct. 26th
1:00PM
Dallas Cowboys Texas Stadium
Sunday
Nov. 2nd
1:00PM
Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium
Sunday
Nov. 9th
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Bye Week --
Sunday
Nov. 16th
1:00PM
Minnesota Vikings Raymond James Stadium
Sunday
Nov. 23rd
1:00PM
Detroit Lions Ford Field
Sunday
Nov. 30th
1:00PM
New Orleans Saints Raymond James Stadium
Monday
Dec. 8th
8:30PM
Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium
Sunday
Dec. 14th
1:00PM
Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome
Sunday
Dec. 21st
8:15PM
San Diego Chargers Raymond James Stadium
Sunday
Dec. 28th
1:00PM
Oakland Raiders Raymond James Stadium

The NFL and more specifically the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released their 2008 season schedules. We've known for quite sometime of the actual opponents the Bucs would face this season, now we know when and where...

Believe it or not the Bucs have THREE Nationally televised games scheduled this season. Two Sunday Night games (Seattle/San Diego) and one Monday Night ball game against the division rival Carolina Panthers. All three games are at Home. That's a step up from the zero nationally televised games last season. Of course if the Bucs get their brains beat in this season, those telecasts could change.

When I initially saw our '08 opponents earlier this off-season, I was some what worried. The Cowboys, Seahawks, Chargers, and Packers oh my. The Cowboys still freak me out, but I'm confident in our home field advantage against the Seahawks. Should Brett Favre remain retired, the Packers should present a winnable match-up. The Chargers will be ultra tough as well, but again we play them at home.

Although we start the season on the Road in New Orleans, our inner division match-ups stack up nicely. The opener is a toss up, who knows who will be hitting their stride, but next up is Atlanta, it would take a small miracle for them to beat us at home. Carolina at home should be a winnable contest as well (although we did lose to them at home last season, ugh)

I think early on the season presents favorable match-ups: Chicago and Denver struggled last year and we (as well as wisconsin residents) pretty much know the Packers are in for a rough season, despite Aaron Rodgers success as a back-up to Lord Favre. Seattle and Dallas back-to-back will prove to be brutal but we essentially have two bye-weeks in a row in the Kansas City Chiefs (cocky or not we will win) and the Official Bye Week for Week 10...

The second half presents difficult match-ups in Minnesota, Detroit, and San Diego, but its certainly a manageable schedule. I'm not getting excited or giddie yet as "The Games remain to be played", but man the season doesnt look as tough as it initially did this off-season. I'm not ready to give a season prediction just yet, once the Draft concludes and we get a little closer to Training Camp, only then will i stick my head out there.. You gotta love this schedule though... It's tough no doubt, but a very successful season is attainable