- For complete team history, see History of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers first joined the NFL in 1976 as members of the AFC West. The following year, they moved to the NFC Central. The Tampa Bay expansion franchise was originally awarded to Tom McCloskey, a construction company owner from Philadelphia. It soon became apparent that McCloskey had financial problems, so the NFL found a replacement in Hugh Culverhouse. They were purchased by Malcolm Glazer in 1995 for $192 million, following Culverhouse's death. The front office staff of the team includes Bryan Glazer, Edward Glazer, and Joel Glazer.
The Buccaneers won one Super Bowl Championship in 2002 and, as of 2008[update], are one of only two NFC teams to win the NFL Championship in the 21st century. This was also the teams' only Super Bowl appearance, having reached the NFC conference championship on two other occasions. The Buccaneers have been divisional champions six times, three of them in the NFC Central and the other three in NFC South. They were the first team to win the NFC South after the NFL restructure in 2002 and are to date the only team to win it three times. In their 32-year history, the Buccaneers have played over 500 regular and post-season games and have appeared in the post-season ten times.
The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only at the bottom of the list.
|Super Bowl Champions (1970–present)||Conference Champions||Division Champions||Wild Card Berth||One-Game Playoff Berth|
|League||Conference||Division||Regular Season||Post Season Results||Awards|
|1979||1979||NFL||NFC||Central||1st||10||6||0||Won Divisional Playoff (Eagles) (24–17)|
Lost NFC Championship (Rams) (0–9)
|Lee Roy Selmon (AP DPY)|
Lee Roy Selmon (UPI DPY)
|1981||1981||NFL||NFC||Central||1st||9||7||0||Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) (0–38)||Lee Roy Selmon (Pro Bowl MVP)|
|1982||1982||NFL||NFC||7th||5||4||0||Lost First Round (at Cowboys) (17–30)|
|1991||1991||NFL||NFC||Central||5th||3||13||0||Lawrence Dawsey (UPI ROY)|
|1997||1997||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd||10||6||0||Won Wild Card Playoff (Lions) (20–10)|
Lost Divisional Playoff (at Packers) (7–21)
|Warren Sapp (DPM- September)|
Warrick Dunn (OROY)
Tony Dungy (Maxwell COY)
|1999||1999||NFL||NFC||Central||1st||11||5||0||Won Divisional Playoff (Redskins) (14–13)|
Lost NFC Championship (at Rams) (6–11)
|Warren Sapp (DPM- September)|
Warren Sapp (DPY)
|2000||2000||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd||10||6||0||Lost Wild Card Playoff (at Eagles) (3–21)||Derrick Brooks (DPM -November)|
Derrick Brooks (WPMOY)
|2001||2001||NFL||NFC||Central||3rd||9||7||0||Lost Wild Card Playoff (at Eagles) (9–31)||Simeon Rice (DPM- December)|
|2002||2002||NFL||NFC||South||1st||12||4||0||Won Divisional Playoff (49ers) (31–6)|
Won NFC Championship (at Eagles) (27–10)
Won Super Bowl XXXVII (Raiders) (48-21)
|Derrick Brooks (DPM- October)|
Simeon Rice (DPM- November)
Derrick Brooks (DPY)
Dexter Jackson (Super Bowl MVP)
|2005||2005||NFL||NFC||South||1st||11||5||0||Lost Wild Card playoff (Redskins) (17–10)||Carnell Williams (OROY)|
Derrick Brooks (Pro Bowl MVP)
|2007||2007||NFL||NFC||South||1st||9||7||0||Lost Wild Card playoff (Giants) (24-14)||Barrett Ruud (DPM- September)|
|Total||218||329||1||1976–2010 (regular season only)|
|6||9||1976–2010 (postseason only)|
|224||338||1||1976–2010 (regular & postseason)|
- ↑ For the 1978 season, the NFL expanded from a 14-game season to a 16-game season.
- ↑ The Buccaneers finished ahead of the Chicago Bears in the NFC Central based on a better division record of 6–2 to the Bears 5–3
- ↑ 1982 was a strike-shortened season so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment.
- ↑ The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC number 1 seed ahead of the Buccaneers based on better conference record of 11–1 to the Buccaneers's 9–3.
- ↑ The Buccaneers clinched the NFC number 2 seed ahead of the Green Bay Packers based on better head-to-head record.
- ↑ The Buccaneers finished ahead of the Carolina Panthers in the NFC South on a better divisional record of 5–1 to the Panthers 4–2.
- ↑ The Chicago Bears clinched the NFC number 2 seed ahead of the Buccaneers based on a better conference record of 10–2 to the Buccaneers 9–3.
- "NFL Football History". CBS Sportsline. http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/history. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
- "Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Sports E-cyclopedia. http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nfl/tampa/buccaneers.html. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
- "NFL.com - History - Yearly Standings". NFL Official Website. http://www.nfl.com/history/teams/Buccaneers. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
- "Pro Football Hall of Fame - Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Pro Football Hall of Fame Website. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team.jsp?franchise_id=30. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
- "databaseFootball.com - Tampa Bay Buccaneers". databaseFootball.com. http://www.databasefootball.com/teams/teampage.htm?tm=TAM&lg=nfl. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
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