Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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National Football League (1976–present)


  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976–present)
  • NFC: 2002
  • NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999
  • NFC South: 2002, 2005, 2007
  • NFL: 1979, 1981, 1982, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida, U.S. They are currently members of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team, along with the Seattle Seahawks, joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team. They played their first season in the AFC West as part of the 1976 expansion plan. After the season, they switched conferences with the Seattle Seahawks and became part of the NFC. The club is currently owned by Malcolm Glazer and coached by head coach Raheem Morris. They play their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

When the franchise entered the league in 1976, the Buccaneers lost their first 26 games. Finally ending this losing streak in a 33-14 win over the New Orleans Saints. After a brief winning era in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the team suffered through 14 consecutive losing seasons. For a 10-year period they were consistent playoff contenders, and won Super Bowl XXXVII at the end of the 2002 season.


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