The Bucs-Eagles game was originally supposed to be Tampa Bay's home opener in Week 2, but the terrorist attacks that took place on Sept. 11 led to the postponement of all of Week 2's games. Now, Tampa Bay will finish the regular season at home against Philadelphia.
This game will be Tampa Bay's fourth nationally televised night game of the 2001 season. The Buccaneers opened up the preseason at home against the Miami Dolphins on Aug. 13.
Tampa Bay also has a Monday Night Football showdown on the road with the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 16 on ABC and a Saturday night (Monday Night Football)game at Raymond James Stadium with the Baltimore Ravens at 9:00 p.m. on Dec. 29.
The Bucs-Eagles game is switching spots with the Cleveland at Pittsburgh game, which will now be played at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 6.
Not only will the Buccaneers finish the regular season with four of their last five games at home, but they will also finish the regular season with consecutive nationally televised night games at Raymond James Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are urging all Bucs-Eagles ticket holders to hold onto their original tickets and use them on Jan. 6
The NFL playoffs will begin on Jan. 12-13 with Wild Card Weekend. The AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs will be on Jan. 19-20, the Conference Championship Games on Jan. 27, and Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans on Feb. 3. The AFC-NFC Pro Bowl will be played the weekend of Feb. 9-11.
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