The Buccaneers have eight games scheduled against playoff teams starting in 2021, including all four conference championships. Not included are 2022 opponents Baltimore, Cleveland, Seattle and New Orleans, who were all in the playoffs in 2020 and could reasonably be considered strong post-season contenders this year.
The NFL introduced an enhanced schedule in 2021 that spans 17 games per team over 18 weeks, ending January 8 this year. The Buccaneers will retire in the second half of that schedule, Week 11, with 10 games before and seven after. The added game is a fifth interconference matchup, with the Buccaneers signing the Chiefs for a Super Bowl LV rematch.
As previously announced, Tampa Bay’s 2022 schedule also notably includes the first game ever to be played in Germany. The Buccaneers were the designated team for that game, which will be held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, and will face the Seattle Seahawks. This game replaces the normal ninth NFC home game.
Below is the Buccaneers’ game schedule for 2022, including the preseason slate with three games still pending specific dates and times, followed by more notes (all times Eastern):