2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season
Head coachBruce Arians
General managerJason Licht
OwnerThe Glazer family
Home fieldRaymond James Stadium
Results
Record1–1
Division place1st NFC South

The 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season is the franchise's 44th season in the National Football League, the 22nd playing their home games at Raymond James Stadium and their first under head coach Bruce Arians. They will try to improve upon their 5–11 record from the previous two seasons and make the playoffs for the first time in 12 years.

Offseason[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

Re-signings[edit]

Position Player Tag Date
OT Donovan Smith UFA March 5[1]

NFL Draft[edit]

2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Devin White  LB LSU
2 39 Sean Murphy-Bunting  CB Central Michigan
3 94 Jamel Dean  CB Auburn from L.A. Rams
3 99 Mike Edwards  S Kentucky from L.A. Rams
4 107 Anthony Nelson  DE Iowa
5 145 Matt Gay  K Utah
6 208 Scott Miller  WR Bowling Green from Philadelphia Eagles
7 215 Terry Beckner  DT Missouri from Arizona Cardinals
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft trades

  • The Buccaneers traded their seventh-round selection in 2019 and free safety J. J. Wilcox to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Pittsburgh's sixth-round selection (202nd overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft.[2]
  • The Buccaneers traded their sixth-round selection to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for Arizona's seventh-round selection and the rights to head coach Bruce Arians.[3]
  • The Buccaneers traded their seventh-round selection in 2020 and wide receiver DeSean Jackson to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia's sixth-round selection.[4]

Staff[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning

Coaching staff
Management
More NFL staffs

AFC East
BUF
MIA
NE
NYJ
North
BAL
CIN
CLE
PIT
South
HOU
IND
JAX
TEN
West
DEN
KC
LAC
OAK
NFC East
DAL
NYG
PHI
WAS
North
CHI
DET
GB
MIN
South
ATL
CAR
NO
TB
West
ARI
LAR
SF
SEA

Current roster[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics

Roster updated September 16, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
53 active, 9 inactive, 10 practice squad

AFC rostersNFC rosters

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–30 0–1 Heinz Field Recap
2 August 16 Miami Dolphins W 16–14 1–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 August 23 Cleveland Browns W 13–12 2–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at Dallas Cowboys W 17–15 3–1 AT&T Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 4:25 p.m. San Francisco 49ers L 17–31 0–1 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
2 September 12 8:20 p.m. at Carolina Panthers W 20–14 1–1 Bank of America Stadium NFLN/WTVT Recap
3 September 22 4:05 p.m. New York Giants Raymond James Stadium Fox
4 September 29 4:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Fox
5 October 6 1:00 p.m. at New Orleans Saints Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
6 October 13 9:30 a.m. Carolina Panthers United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London) NFLN/WTVT
7 Bye
8 October 27 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Fox
9 November 3 4:05 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field Fox
10 November 10 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals Raymond James Stadium Fox
11 November 17 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints Raymond James Stadium Fox
12 November 24 1:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Fox
13 December 1 1:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field Fox
14 December 8 1:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts Raymond James Stadium CBS
15 December 15 1:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
16 December 21 or 22 TBD Houston Texans Raymond James Stadium TBD
17 December 29 1:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons Raymond James Stadium Fox

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 16, the date, kickoff and network for that week's game vs. the Houston Texans will be finalized at a later date — by no later than the end of Week 8.[5]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week One: San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 3 3 141131
Buccaneers 0 7 7317

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information

Bruce Arians had his regular season debut as head coach. Quarterback Jameis Winston threw three interceptions, two returned for a touchdown, as Tampa Bay lost on opening day to San Francisco.

Week 2: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Two: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Buccaneers 3 7 7320
Panthers 3 6 3214

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

The Buccaneers led 20–14 late in the fourth quarter. In the final two minutes, Cam Newton drove the Panthers to the Tampa Bay 2-yard line. Facing a 4th-and-1 at the 2-yard line, Christian McCaffrey took a direct snap and made a fake reverse handoff, but was pushed out of bounds just short of the line to gain. Tampa Bay held on to win, their first under Bruce Arians.[citation needed]

Week 3: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week Three: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 000
Buccaneers 0 0 000

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 37 45 W1
Atlanta Falcons 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 36 48 W1
New Orleans Saints 1 1 0 .500 0–0 0–1 39 55 L1
Carolina Panthers 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–2 41 50 L2

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Green Bay Packers North 2 0 0 1.000 2–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
2 Los Angeles Rams West 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 2–0 .250 .250 W2
3 Dallas Cowboys East 2 0 0 1.000 2–0 2–0 .000 .000 W2
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 .500 .000 W1
Wild cards
5 San Francisco 49ers West 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .250 .250 W2
6 Seattle Seahawks West 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 0–0 .000 .000 W2
In the hunt
7 Detroit Lions North 1 0 1 .750 0–0 0–0–1 .375 .500 W1
8 Minnesota Vikings North 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .750 .500 L1
9 Atlanta Falcons South 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .500 .500 W1
10 Philadelphia Eagles East 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 .250 .000 L1
11 New Orleans Saints South 1 1 0 .500 0–0 0–1 .750 .500 L1
12 Chicago Bears North 1 1 0 .500 0–1 0–1 .500 .000 W1
13 Arizona Cardinals West 0 1 1 .250 0–0 0–0–1 .875 .000 L1
14 New York Giants East 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 1.000 .000 L2
15 Carolina Panthers South 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–2 .750 .000 L2
16 Washington Redskins East 0 2 0 .000 0–2 0–2 .750 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bucs Re-Sign Donovan Smith to Three-Year Deal". www.buccaneers.com. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Smith, Scott (September 3, 2017). "Safety J.J. Wilcox Traded to Steelers". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Florio, Mike. "Cardinals get a little compensation for Bruce Arians, after all". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Williams, Charean A. (March 14, 2019). "Bucs trade DeSean Jackson to Eagles". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NFL Communications. April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.

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