Bucs-Ravens Preview

December 28 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens are returning to the same site where the won Super Bowl XXXV last season, while the Buccaneers are fighting to secure a spot in the playoffs. Buccaneer Magazine has the Bucs-Ravens preview.

MATCHUP: Baltimore Ravens (9-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-6)

WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

WHEN:: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET. on ABC

PLAY-BY-PLAY: : Al Michaels, Dennis Miller and Dan Fouts

LAST WEEK: The Baltimore Ravens dominated the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday, 16-0.

Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pounded the New Orleans Saints last Sunday at Raymond James Stadium, 48-21.

LAST SEASON The Baltimore Ravens finished in second place in the AFC Central Division, but won a home game and two-straight road games in en route to their trip to the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, where they defeated the New York Giants..

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Never: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens have never played each other. The Ravens used to be the Cleveland Browns, but they were moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens in 1996.

BUCS-RAVENS SERIES: The Bucs were 0-5 against the "old' Browns, and the last time they played each other was in 1995, where the Browns beat the Bucs, 22-6.

BUCS ON PRIME TIME: The Bucs are 10-12 all-time in games played on prime time. Tampa Bay has posted a 9-5 record at home and 1-7 record on the road. On Monday Night Football, the Pewter Pirates are 5-4 all-time. The Bucs are 4-1 at home and 1-3 on the road. The Pewter Pirates have a three-game winning streak at home on Monday Night Football dating back to 1998, but the road team has won four of the last five Monday Night Football games this season. The Buccaneers are 6-4 all-time in games televised by ABC.


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