The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2022 NFL regular season will begin with a trip to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys, in the campaign’s first Sunday Night Football. The game will be at 8:20 pm ET on 11 September.
Bucs’ home opener a blockbuster clash with the Packers
Although Tom Brady’s Bucs won’t play their first game at their Raymond James Stadium until Week 3, it will be worth the wait. At 4:25 pm ET on September 25, Tampa Bay will host Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers.
A week later, there’ll be a Super LV rematch as the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Bucs in Monday Night Football. The game will be broadcast by NBC at 8:20 pm ET on 2 October.
Tampa Bay will have a bye week in Week 9, along with the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks.
Week 15 will be a hugely important test for head coach Todd Bowles, as the Bucs will come up against the Cincinnati Bengals, the reigning AFC conference champions, on 18 December at 4:25 pm ET.
Tampa Bay to face Cardinals on Christmas Day
December 25 won’t be a rest day for the Bucs, as they’ll take on the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in the last of three games to be played on Christmas Day.
Bucs to play international NFL fixture in Germany
Tampa Bay are one of four teams that have an International Home Marketing Area in Germany, and the two-time Super Bowl winners will play one game in the country this season.
The Seattle Seahawks will be the Bucs’ opponents at the Allianz Arenahome stadium to soccer giants Bayern Munich, in Week 10. The game will start at 9:30 am ET on 13 November.