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The NFL has released the opponents list for each NFL team for next season: http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2002/1230/1484372.html

The Bucs opponents:

Home: Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Houston, Indianapolis, Green Bay
Away: Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, Jacksonville, Tennessee, San Francisco

The Bucs again host Green Bay after a big deal being made about the two teams not playing again until 2007 or something like that? We once again travel to Philly, and will have a showdown with Tony Dungy and the Colts for the first time. On paper, though it is of course many months early to tell, this could be a tough schedule.

EDIT: Also, if Bill Parcells goes to Dallas, he will face road games in New York twice (against both the Jets and Giants), New England against the Pats and in Tampa against the Bucs (whom he left high and dry after the playofs last year, remember). All his former teams will be ready and waiting for him.

(edited by TheBucsFan on 30.12.02 1417)
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I think Green Bay and Tampa Bay play again is because of the new system the NFL uses to determine games. Two of the games are against the two teams from the same conference that are the same final ranking. That is why the Packers play the NFC West (2 home, 2 away), the Eagles (NFC East Champs) and the Bucs (NFC South Champs). The Packers and Bucs only played this year because the NFC North and South were matched up. It's confusing, worse than the BCS!



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I understand how it came to be, I just find it funny that looking back all the commentators and analysts were wrong in declaring the week 12 matchuip to be the last between the two teams for Favre probably (though they may still be right, but for a different reason).
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As for my Bills...

Home: Miami, New England, N.Y. Jets, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, Cincinnati
Away: Miami, New England, N.Y. Jets, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Kansas City

Cool, they play Cincy again!
However, with Cincy and Houston at home, along with Tennessee and KC on the road, this looks like an odd mix of a fairly easy home schedule (minus Philly) with a fairly tough road schedule (minus Dallas). Sigh, another 7-9/8-8/9-7 type season next year possibly.








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Eagles 2003

Home: NFC East, Pats, Saints, Jets, Niners, Bucs

Away: NFC East, Falcons, Bills, Panthers, Packers, Dolphins

So far it looks like a much tougher schedule than last year.

Eagles 2004

Home: NFC East, Ravens, Bengals, Packers, Vikings, NFC South (by finish)

Away: NFC East, Bears, Browns, Lions, Steelers, NFC West (by finish)

Much easier and much more preferable to next years schedule.



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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    I understand how it came to be, I just find it funny that looking back all the commentators and analysts were wrong in declaring the week 12 matchuip to be the last between the two teams for Favre probably (though they may still be right, but for a different reason).

And, if we finish in the same positions in our respective divisions in the 2003 season, we'll face you AGAIN in Ray-Jay Stadium in 2004. You'll visit Lambeau in 2005, and would visit Lambeau in 2006 and 2007 if we finish in the same divisional positions the prior years. (I have a grid of the Packers opponents through the 2009 season. The only question is what team finishes in the same position as the Pack in two other divisions).

@GB - SF, Sea, Den, KC, Phi
GB@ - Arz, StL, Oak, SD, TB

(edited by Sec19Row53 on 30.12.02 1454)


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The reason everyone thought that the Bucs and Pack wouldn't play again for a couple of years is that no one was sure if the Bucs were going to win the division six weeks ago. But since we did win and so did GB we will play them again next year. After that there's no guarantees. Tampa is going to have to battle Atlanta for the division from now on and you never know who's gonna show up for the North.
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