The Bucs-Eagles contest, which will be a rematch of last season's NFC Championship Game, will kick off at 9:00 p.m. ET on September 8 in Philly's new stadium - Lincoln Financial Field.
The Pewter Pirates were winless in three consecutive visits to Philadelphia before last January's playoff contest when Tampa Bay downed Philadelphia, 27-10, in what the last game ever played in Veterans Stadium. One week later, Tampa Bay defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, 48-21.
In addition to its three NFC South opponents (Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans), Tampa Bay will also have regular season road contests against Jacksonville, San Francisco, Tennessee and Washington.
Tampa Bay will host Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, Dallas, Green Bay, Houston, Indianapolis and the New York Giants during the ‘03 regular season.