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  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
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    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
  • Sun., Sep. 27, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Texans Week 3
  • Tue., Sep. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation Vehicle Unveiling The new and improved Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation will be unveiled at Twin Lakes Elementary School!
  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.

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Rapid Reaction: Saints 42, Buccaneers 17

Posted Dec 29, 2013

Despite a strong outing by rookie QB Mike Glennon, the Buccaneers couldn’t keep up in a Superdome shootout, falling to Drew Brees and the Saints, 42-17.



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came to the Louisiana Superdome on Sunday hoping to play spoiler.  Instead, they fell victim to Drew Brees’ four touchdown passes in the game.

The Saints entered the game with no chance at the NFC South title but needing either a win over the Buccaneers or a loss by Arizona to clinch a Wild Card berth.  They ended up with the win in another Superdome shootout, 42-17.

Buccaneers rookie QB Mike Glennon had his best outing in a month, an encouraging finish in that regard, completing 22 of 41 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 75.2.  In the process, he tied the NFL record for most two-touchdown games by a rookie passer with eight; Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck hit that figure last year, tying Washington’s Charlie Conerly in 1948.  However, that wasn’t enough to counter a Saints offense that rolled for 470 total yards and didn’t commit any turnovers.

The Buccaneers played the game extremely aggressively, knowing they had to sustain drives and score points against a Saints team that came in averaging just under 33 points per game in the Superdome.  They went for it on fourth-and-three from their own side of the field on the opening drive of the third quarter (successfully, leading to a field goal) and eschewed a field goal just before halftime in favor of a trick-play pass by punter Michael Koenen (unsuccessful).

The Buccaneers finished the season at 4-12 while the Saints improved to 11-5.