List of Tampa Bay Buccaneers seasons

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For complete team history, see History of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Raymond James Stadium where the Buccaneers have played their home games since 1998

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 42-year history, the Buccaneers have played over 500 regular and post-season games and have appeared in the post-season ten times.

Seasons[edit]

Super Bowl Champions (1970–present) Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth
NFL
Season
Team
season
League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results Awards Head coaches
Finish Wins Losses Ties W-L%
1976 1976 NFL AFC West 5th 0 14 0 .000 John McKay
1977 1977 NFL NFC Central 5th 2 12 0 .143
1978[1] 1978 NFL NFC Central 5th 5 11 0 .313
1979[2] 1979 NFL NFC Central 1st 10 6 0 .625 Won Divisional Playoffs (Eagles) 24–17
Lost NFC Championship (Rams) 0–9
Lee Roy Selmon (DPOY)
1980 1980 NFL NFC Central 4th 5 10 1 .333
1981 1981 NFL NFC Central 1st 9 7 0 .563 Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 0–38
1982[3] 1982 NFL NFC 7th 5 4 0 .556 Lost First Round (at Cowboys) 17–30
1983 1983 NFL NFC Central 5th 2 14 0 .125
1984 1984 NFL NFC Central 3rd 6 10 0 .375
1985 1985 NFL NFC Central 5th 2 14 0 .125 Leeman Bennett
1986 1986 NFL NFC Central 5th 2 14 0 .125
1987 1987 NFL NFC Central 4th 4 11 0 .267 Ray Perkins
1988 1988 NFL NFC Central 3rd 5 11 0 .313
1989 1989 NFL NFC Central 5th 5 11 0 .313
1990 1990 NFL NFC Central 2nd 6 10 0 .375 Ray Perkins (5–8)
Richard Williamson (1–2)
1991 1991 NFL NFC Central 5th 3 13 0 .188 Richard Williamson
1992 1992 NFL NFC Central 3rd 5 11 0 .313 Sam Wyche
1993 1993 NFL NFC Central 5th 5 11 0 .313
1994 1994 NFL NFC Central 5th 6 10 0 .375
1995 1995 NFL NFC Central 5th 7 9 0 .438
1996 1996 NFL NFC Central 4th 6 10 0 .375 Tony Dungy
1997 1997 NFL NFC Central 2nd 10 6 0 .625 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Lions) 20–10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Packers) 7–21
Warrick Dunn (OROY)
1998 1998 NFL NFC Central 3rd 8 8 0 .500
1999 1999 NFL NFC Central 1st 11 5 0 .688 Won Divisional Playoffs (Redskins) 14–13
Lost NFC Championship (at Rams) 6–11
Warren Sapp (DPOY)
2000 2000 NFL NFC Central 2nd 10 6 0 .625 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Eagles) 3–21 Derrick Brooks (WPMOY)
2001 2001 NFL NFC Central 3rd 9 7 0 .563 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Eagles) 9–31
2002 2002 NFL NFC South 1st[4][5] 12 4 0 .750 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)
Jon Gruden
2003 2003 NFL NFC South 3rd 7 9 0 .438
2004 2004 NFL NFC South 4th 5 11 0 .313
2005 2005 NFL NFC South 1st[6][7] 11 5 0 .688 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 10–17 Carnell Williams (OROY)
2006 2006 NFL NFC South 4th 4 12 0 .250
2007 2007 NFL NFC South 1st 9 7 0 .563 Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 14–24
2008 2008 NFL NFC South 3rd 9 7 0 .563
2009 2009 NFL NFC South 4th 3 13 0 .188 Raheem Morris
2010 2010 NFL NFC South 3rd 10 6 0 .625
2011 2011 NFL NFC South 4th 4 12 0 .250
2012 2012 NFL NFC South 4th 7 9 0 .438 Greg Schiano
2013 2013 NFL NFC South 4th 4 12 0 .250
2014 2014 NFL NFC South 4th 2 14 0 .125 Lovie Smith
2015 2015 NFL NFC South 4th 6 10 0 .375
2016 2016 NFL NFC South 2nd 9 7 0 .563 Dirk Koetter
2017 2017 NFL NFC South 4th 5 11 0 .313
Total
6 Division Titles
1 NFC Title
Super Bowl XXXVII win
Regular Season 255 404 1 .387 Winning percentage
Postseason 6 9 0 .400 Winning percentage
Overall 261 413 1 .387 Winning percentage

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ For the 1978 season, the NFL expanded from a 14-game season to a 16-game season.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 1982 was a strike-shortened season so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ The Buccaneers clinched the NFC number 2 seed ahead of the Green Bay Packers based on better head-to-head record.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  • "NFL Football History". CBS Sportsline. Archived from the original on March 25, 2007. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
  • "Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Sports E-cyclopedia. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
  • "NFL.com – History – Yearly Standings". NFL Official Website. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
  • "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Pro Football Hall of Fame Website. Retrieved May 1, 2007.
  • "databaseFootball.com – Tampa Bay Buccaneers". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2007. Retrieved May 1, 2007.

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