Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Future Opponents Through 2022

See who Tampa Bay will play through the 2022 season according to the current league format.

TAMPA, FL. - SEPTEMBER 08, 2019 - East stands and South endzone during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers lost the game, 31-17. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While the specific schedule doesn't come out every year until the spring, opponents for each team are known years in advance. It's all according to a specific formula that each team follows.

You of course know that the Bucs play each of their three division opponents twice every year – as does every team. They'll have a home and away contest to ensure fairness. Each team also cycles through multiple divisions each year on a rotating basis.

The following includes the formula as the league is currently set up with 17 games.

For now, this is the complete formula as it stands:

  • Both home and away games against three division opponents (six games)
  • Four teams from another in-conference division on a rotating three-year cycle (four games)
  • Four teams from an outer-conference division on a rotating four-year cycle (four games)
  • Two games against in-conference opponents based on the prior year's standings (two games)

Here's a look at the Bucs' opponents for the next two seasons.

2021 Season


  • Dallas Cowboys
  • New York Giants
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Chicago Bears


  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Washington Football Team
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Indianapolis Colts

2022 Season


  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • NFC North opponent TBD
  • AFC West opponent TBD


  • Arizona Cardinals
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • NFC East opponent TBD

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