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.
BUCS-TEXANS SERIES: N/A
HOUSTON'S PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND RESULTS:
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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