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Bucs Get NFL Network's 'Replay' Treatment

On Wednesday night, for the first time this season, the Buccaneers’ most recent game will be featured on one of the NFL Network’s best shows – “NFL Replay”


Want to see Joey Galloway's 52-yard catch and all the big plays from Sunday's game? You can in rapid fashion on the NFL Network's 'Replay' program

Unfortunately, they won't be editing out Reggie Bush's punt return.

If you have access to the wildly popular NFL Network, Wednesday night will be your first opportunity to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured on one of the network's best programs.

It's called "NFL Replay" and it offers fans an opportunity to review – or perhaps see for the first time – the most exciting games of the previous weekend. What makes the program so much better than a simple re-run is the manner in which each game is repackaged into a segment that packs every play plus additional material into half the time of a live broadcast

On Wednesday night, the Buccaneers' heart-pounding, 24-21 loss to New Orleans on Sunday will get the "Replay" treatment, as it has been chosen as one of the weekend's four most exciting games. The program will run from 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET on the NFL Network.

With the help of NFL Films, each game is reduced to non-stop action. The huddles and other activities between plays are removed, so that one snap immediately follows the next, complete with all the original network footage and all the announcers' comments. NFL Films than spices up the broadcast with a large amount of original content, including additional camera angles and enhanced audio from the sidelines.

An "NFL Replay" of a game also includes such additional content as snippets of post-game press conferences, edited into appropriate points of the game, and sound from the locker rooms.

This week, Philadelphia's victory over Dallas and St. Louis' narrow win over Green Bay were re-aired on Tuesday night. The Bucs and a fourth game still to be determined will air back-to-back on Wednesday night.

It's a new and exciting way to watch an NFL game, and Buccaneer fans get their first crack at it this week. If you have the NFL Network – whether you saw the game in its original broadcast on Sunday or not – you'll want to tune in at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday to catch the action. And if you don't want to see Bush's touchdown, you'll have to use your own remote control.

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