NFL releases 2015 team-by-team schedules; Bucs open at RJS against Titans
(BTLS Staff) TAMPA, Fla. – The National Football League released team-by-team schedules for the 2015 regular season on Tuesday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play each member of the National Football Conference’s Southern Division twice as well as opponents from the AFC South and NFC East. Their home schedule features match-ups against the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.
The Bucs – who have the top selection in the April 30th draft – begin the regular season at home with a game against the Tennessee Titans on September 13th. It marks the fifth time that the two teams with the top two picks in the draft face each other to open the season.
Tampa Bay plays one game in prime time. They will travel to St. Louis to play the Rams on the NFL Network on Thursday night, December 17th.
The Bucs first NFC South game comes in week two when they travel to New Orleans to play the Saints. One week later they travel to Houston to play the Texans, a team they’ve only played three times since Houston joined the league in 2002.
Tampa Bay’s has a bye in week 6.
In 2015, the NFL will again utilize “flexible scheduling,” which may be applied in Weeks 5-17. However, during the period from Weeks 5-10, flexing can only be used in no more than two weeks.
A select number of games may also be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.
Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-17 as usual and it will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.
The Buccaneers continue to offer season pass memberships in a wide variety of price ranges. Memberships start at just $30 (per game) for adults and $15 (per game) for youth and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.