Tampa Bay starts the 2002 regular season at home against new division rival New Orleans on September 8 at 4:15. The Bucs are featured on Monday Night Football twice, as well as having two appearances on ESPN's Sunday Night Football, including the season finale at Chicago on December 29 at 8:30 p.m. where temperatures will certainly be below freezing.
The Bucs' Monday night matchup against the Rams marks the third-straight season the teams have met on Monday Night Football with the Bucs winning the last two contests.
The Bucs will play the AFC North division (Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh) and the NFC North division (Green Bay, Minnesota, Detroit and Chicago) in addition to its new NFC South rivals - Atlanta, New Orleans and Carolina. Tampa Bay's bye week comes during a three-game home stand on the weekend of November 10.
Here is the entire Buccaneers' 2002 schedule:
Aug. 8 MIAMI - ESPN
Aug. WEEK 2 at Jacksonville
Aug. WEEK 3 WASHINGTON
Aug. WEEK 4 at Houston
Sept. 8 NEW ORLEANS 4:15 PM
Sept. 15 at Baltimore 1:00 PM
Sept. 23 ST. LOUIS 9:00 PM - (Monday Night Football - ABC)
Sept. 29 at Cincinnati 4:05 PM
Oct. 6 at Atlanta 1:00 PM
Oct. 13 CLEVELAND 4:15 PM
Oct. 20 at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Oct. 27 at Carolina 1:00 PM
Nov. 3 MINNESOTA 1:00 PM
Week 10 BYE WEEK
Nov. 17 CAROLINA 4:05 PM
Nov. 24 GREEN BAY 1:00 PM
Dec. 1 at New Orleans 8:30 PM - (Sunday Night Football - ESPN)
Dec. 8 ATLANTA 1:00 PM
Dec. 15 at Detroit 1:00 PM
Dec. 23 PITTSBURGH 9:00 PM - (Monday Night Football - ABC)
Dec. 29 at Chicago 8:30 PM - (Sunday Night Football - ESPN)
Home Games BOLDED
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