Bucs-Texans Preview

August 29 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play its preseason finale against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on Friday night. This will be the first time the Buccaneers and the expansion Texans have ever played each other. Pewter Report has the Bucs-Texans preview.

MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) at Houston Texans (1-3)

WHERE:Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 30 at 8:00 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

LAST WEEK: Houston was downed by the visiting Miami Dolphins last week, 24-3. The game was Houston's first in its home – Reliant Stadium.

The Buccaneers were thumped by the visiting Redskins, 40-10. Tampa Bay had seven turnovers and committed 10 penalties.

LAST SEASON: The Houston Texans are the National Football League's newest franchise and 2002 is the Texans' inaugural season.

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: This will be the first time Tampa Bay and Houston have played each other.


New York 34 Houston 17
Houston 13 New Orleans 10
Kansas City 19 Houston 9
Miami 24 Houston 3
Tampa Bay at Houston Fri. 8:00 p.m. Reliant Stadium

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