Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders on October 25, 2020

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never before played a game in Las Vegas, of course. But they have played the Raiders before – once on the biggest football stage possible – and they are certainly quite familiar with the current Las Vegas head coach.

Jon Gruden is head into the third season of his second stint as the Raiders' head coach, a pair of postings separated by seven seasons as the Buccaneers head coach and another nine as a Monday Night Football color analyst. In February of 2002, Tampa Bay sent four draft picks and a large sum of cash to the then-Oakland Raiders to pry away Gruden, who had been at Oakland's helm for four years. That very season, Gruden led the Buccaneers to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII over…the Oakland Raiders.

That title game was played in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, now known as SDCCU Stadium, and that adds another potential twist to this year's Bucs-Raiders contest. If construction is delayed too much on the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the Bucs might not be going to Sin City for the first time after all. The Raiders are exploring alternate locations for their 2020 home games just in case, and one of the possibilities is SDCCU Stadium. The Buccaneers playing against Jon Gruden's team at the very site of their Super Bowl win over the Raiders? That would be weird, to say the least.

WEEK 7 • SUN 10/25 • FINAL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 - 2


Las Vegas Raiders 3 - 3


History: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All Time Record (entering 2020 season): 2-7

Streaks: Bucs lost last meeting

Most Recent Matchup: Bucs lost at home, 30-24

Players and Coaches to Know:

Las Vegas Raiders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Las Vegas Raiders 2019 Record: 7-9

Scoring Offense: 24th (19.6 points per game)

Total Offense: 11th (363.7 yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 13th (118.3 yards per game)

Passing Offense: 9th (245.4 yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 24th (26.2 points per game)

Total Defense: 19th (354.8 yards per game)

Rushing Defense: 8th (98.1 yards per game)

Passing Defense: 25th (256.7 yards per game)

Turnover Margin: 21st (-2)

Raiders' 2020 Draft Class: WR Henry Ruggs (Round 1, 12th overall), CB Damon Arnette (Round 1, 19th overall), WR Lynn Bowden (Round 3, 80th overall), WR Bryan Edwards (Round 3, 81st overall), S Tanner Muse (Round 3, 100th overall), G John Simpson (Round 4, 109th overall), CB Amik Robertson (Round 4, 139th overall)

Key Veteran Additions: LB Cory Littleton (UFA), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (UFA), OLB Carl Nassib, QB Marcus Mariota (UFA), TE Jason Witten (UFA), WR Nelson Agholor (UFA), S Damarious Randall (UFA), S Jeff Heath (UFA), DT Maliek Collins (UFA)

Notable Departures: LB Tahir Whitehead (Released), S Karl Joseph (UFA), RB DeAndre Washington, DE Benson Mayowa