Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4 Things to Know About the Bucs' Schedule

A few interesting facts about the Bucs' schedule for this season.

The best players on the Buccaneers' schedule, according to Pro Football Focus.

1. They play Super Bowl teams in back-to-back weeks.
The Buccaneers have known that they would host both of this year's Super Bowl teams, the Broncos and Panthers, since their opponents were announced. After the 2016 schedule was released, Tampa Bay found out that they will play both of those teams in back-to-backs games in Weeks 4 and 5. The Buccaneers will host Denver in Week 4 before traveling to Carolina the following week. The Bucs' home game against the Panthers will come in Week 17.

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2. The Bucs have had the same Bye Week two years in a row.
Last season, the Buccaneers' Bye Week came in Week 6. The Bucs have the same Bye Week this year. Tampa Bay will play three times on the road and twice at home before breaking for the bye.

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  1. There will be three non-Sunday games played.**
    The Buccaneers have two prime-time games this season – a Monday Night Football game against Carolina in Week 5 and a Thursday Night Football game against Atlanta in Week 9. The game against the Falcons is set to be played at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs will also play on Christmas Eve, which is a Saturday. That game will be against the Saints in New Orleans.

READ: BUCS TO PLAY ON MONDAY NIGHT4. The Bucs will face three of the NFL's top-five quarterbacks on the road.
Tampa Bay will play three of the best quarterbacks in the league this season, according to Pro Football Focus. The website had Carson Palmer rated as the second-best quarterback last season with Drew Brees being No. 4 and Cam Newton being No. 5. The Bucs will play all three on the road, taking on Palmer in Arizona in Week 2 and traveling the Brees and Newton in Weeks 14 and 5, respectively.

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