The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished their 2021-22 NFL regular season 13-4 and won the NFC South title. Tampa Bay was 4-2 in division play, 7-1 at home and 6-3 on the road. The Buccaneers were defeated by the Los Angeles Rams 30-27 in the NFC division playoffs. Tampa Bay finished second in scoring with an average of 30.1 points per game and was fifth in points allowed at 20.8 points per game. The Buccaneers rushed for an average of 98.4 yards per game and passed for an average of 307.6 yards per game, which was first in the NFL.
Tom Brady returns under center for yet another season. In 2021, Brady threw for 5,316 yards with 43 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The leading rusher returning from last season is Leonardo Fournette, who ran for 812 yards with eight touchdowns. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans return as Brady’s favorite targets. Last season, Godwin had 1,103 yards receiving and five touchdowns, while Evans had 1,035 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns.
Tampa Bay will play a 3-4 defense in 2022. The starting defensive ends are expected to be William Gholston and Akiem Hicks, while Vita Vea will anchor the middle of the line at nose tackle. The linebacker corps will be led by inside linebackers Lavonte David and Devin White while Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Shaquil Barrett will play on the outside. Tampa Bay's starting safeties will be Antoine Winfield Jr and Logan Ryan, while the two starting quarterbacks are expected to be Jamel Dean and Carlton Davis.
Team Date Time TV
@ Dallas Cowboys September 11 8:20 PM NBC
@ New Orleans Saints September 18 1:00 PM FOX
vs Green Bay Packers September 25 4:25 PM FOX
vs Kansas City Chiefs October 2 8:20 PM NBC
vs Atlanta Falcons October 9 1:00 PM FOX
@ Pittsburgh Steelers October 16 1:00 PM FOX
@ Carolina Panthers October 23 1:00 PM FOX
vs Baltimore Ravens October 27 8:15 PM NFL
vs Los Angeles Rams November 6 4:25 PM CBS
vs Seattle Seahawks November 13 9:30 AM NFL
@ Cleveland Browns November 27 1:00 PM FOX
vs New Orleans Saints December 5 8:15 PM ESPN
@ San Francisco 49ers December 11 4:25 PM FOX
vs Cincinnati Bengals December 18 4:25 PM CBS
@ Arizona Cardinals December 25 8:20 PM NBC
vs Carolina Panthers January 1 1:00 PM FOX
@ Atlanta Falcons January 8 TBD TBD