The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received its official 2019 schedule on Wednesday and boy, was it a doozie.
Aside from the insane amount of travel, there were some very interesting matchups to behold.
Which games intrigue you the most? Let us know in the comments below!
5. The Colts come to town
Tampa Bay’s 2019 schedule is littered with great quarterbacks. The only break the Bucs will receive - and it’s not even a guarantee yet - is Cam Newton’s shoulder.
Andrew Luck will play his first game against the Bucs since he was drafted in 2012 and it should be fun to watch.
But let’s just hope that the Bucs’ secondary has improved by then.
4. Tampa Bay visits the Rams
It will be fun to watch Sean McVay square up against Bruce Arians. It will also be an excellent test for Todd Bowles’ new-look defense.
The Bucs have never won in Los Angeles and are 9-28 all-time when visiting the west coast. Will this be the year where they exorcise some demons?
3. The Bucs get DangeRuss
Tampa Bay will travel to Seattle to play in Century Link Stadium for just the fourth time since the stadium opened in 2002.
Not only is that pretty cool, but Russell Wilson is just 1-1 against Tampa Bay in his career. His stat line reads 36/59 (61%) for 368 yards with two touchdowns to four interceptions. He’s been sacked six times total in both contests.
Even though the team is 2-4 all-time in Seattle, it may just be Wilson’s kryptonite.
2. Kwon Alexander comes home
He already made this game interesting when he tweeted this the other day:
Ohhhh yeaaaa! God knew what I wanted‼️ See ya week one Tampa‼️— Kwon Alexander (@kwon) April 17, 2019
LiTiRilla will go Ape shit‼️
That’s really all that needs to be said.
Oh, and it’ll be the season opener, Jimmy Garoppolo’s return, and Bruce Arians’ debut as Tampa Bay’s head coach.
Those are pretty big deals.
1. Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota Part Deux (and maybe the last time?)
These two began their careers against each other. We all remember the first matchup back in 2015.
Now, it could possibly be the last game either plays for their respective team. The future is uncertain for both as each one of them enter the season without a deal for 2020 and beyond.
The Bucs also travel to Tennessee in Week 8 after their bye. Who knows what the season will be like at that point and this matchup could be pivotal when it comes to the Bucs’ playoff chances. It’s also the fourth game in a span of five straight road games in 2019.
And it’ll be cool to see Adam Humphries with his new team.
Which game intrigues the most?
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