List of Tampa Bay Buccaneers seasons
- For complete team history, see History of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This is a list of seasons completed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers are members of the South division in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' franchise from 1976 to present, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches.
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' only Super Bowl championship was won in Super Bowl XXXVII, at the conclusion of the 2002 season. This was 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. In their 41-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|
|League||Conference||Division||Regular Season||Post Season Results||Awards||Head coaches|
|1979||1979||NFL||NFC||Central||1st||10||6||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (Eagles) 24–17
Lost NFC Championship (Rams) 0–9
|Lee Roy Selmon (DPOY)||John McKay|
|1981||1981||NFL||NFC||Central||1st||9||7||0||Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 0–38||John McKay|
|1982||1982||NFL||NFC||—||7th||5||4||0||Lost First Round (at Cowboys) 17–30||John McKay|
|1990||1990||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd||6||10||0||Ray Perkins (5–8)
Richard Williamson (1–2)
|1997||1997||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd||10||6||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Lions) 20–10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Packers) 7–21
|Warrick Dunn (OROY)||Tony Dungy|
|1999||1999||NFL||NFC||Central||1st||11||5||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 14–13
Lost NFC Championship (at Rams) 6–11
|Warren Sapp (DPOY)||Tony Dungy|
|2000||2000||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd||10||6||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Eagles) 3–21||Derrick Brooks (WPMOY)||Tony Dungy|
|2001||2001||NFL||NFC||Central||3rd||9||7||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Eagles) 9–31||Tony Dungy|
|2002||2002||NFL||NFC||South||1st||12||4||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 31–6
Won NFC Championship (at Eagles) 27–10
Won Super Bowl XXXVII (1) (vs. Raiders) 48–21
|Derrick Brooks (DPOY)
Dexter Jackson (SB MVP)
|2005||2005||NFL||NFC||South||1st||11||5||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 10–17||Carnell Williams (OROY)||Jon Gruden|
|2007||2007||NFL||NFC||South||1st||9||7||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 14–24||Jon Gruden|
6 Division Titles
1 NFC Title
Super Bowl XXXVII win
|Regular Season||250||393||1||.389 Winning percentage|
|Postseason||6||9||0||.400 Winning percentage|
|Overall||256||402||1||.389 Winning percentage|
- 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.
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