Bucs-Jaguars Preview

August 15 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel to Jacksonville on Friday to clash with its in-state rival – the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bucs and Jags will play each other for the first time since the 1998 regular season. Pewter Report has the Bucs-Jaguars preview.

MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)

WHERE: ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET.


RADIO: WQYK, Flagship station (99.5 FM, 1010 AM)

TV PLAY-BY-PLAY: Dave Sims and Ron Jaworski

RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley


The Jaguars lost its preseason opener for the first time in four years when they were downed by the Atlanta Falcons, 23-13 last Friday evening in the Georgia Dome.

The Buccaneers opened up the 2002 preseason at home and defeated the visiting Miami Dolphins, 14-10, on Monday night.

LAST SEASON: The Jacksonville Jaguars finished the 2001 regular season with a 6-10 record and tied for fifth place in the AFC Central Division. The Jaguars did not make the playoffs.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the 2001 regular season with a 9-7 record and in third place in the NFC Central Division. The hometown Philadelphia Eagles eliminated the Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs, 31-9.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: The Bucs and Jags met at ALLTEL Stadium on November 15, 1998. The Jaguars defeated the visiting Bucs, 29-24.

BUCS-JAGUARS SERIES: The Bucs are 1-1 all-time vs. the Jaguars during the regular season. This will be the first time the Bucs and Jaguars have played each other during the preseason.

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