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Revis or no Revis, Bucs will open season vs. Jets

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Published:   |   Updated: April 19, 2013 at 09:31 AM

TAMPA – Call it the Revis Bowl.

 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have been discussing a possible trade involving New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, will open their 2013 season against the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 8.

 Revis has been recovering from a torn left ACL suffered last September and said earlier this week that he can't wait to hear his name announced as he runs onto the field for the start of his next regular season game.

 Now there's a chance that game will come against his former team.

 Deal or no deal, the Bucs-Jets opener should produce plenty of drama, but the Bucs will have to wait until they host the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Oct. 24 in a game slated for the NFL Network to appear on prime time TV.

 The Bucs will also host their second prime time game of the season, a Monday night affair against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on Nov. 11, and will play the Saints on national TV in their home opener Sept. 15.

 The Bucs will finish the regular season with a game against the Saints in New Orleans on Dec. 29, but for the first time since the NFC South was formed the Bucs will not play Atlanta in December.

 In another twist to the schedule, the Bucs will be in Tampa for all but four days from Sept. 23 to Nov. 23. The Bucs only road games during that span are against Atlanta on Oct. 20 and Seattle on Nov. 3.
 

BUCS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
 
 
DATE
OPPONENT
TIME
TV
 
 
 
 
Thursday, Aug. 8
 BALTIMORE
 7:30 p.m.
 TBA
 
 
 
 
Friday, Aug. 16
 at New England
8 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Saturday, Aug. 24
 at Miami
 7:30 p.m.
 TBA
 
 
 
 
Thursday, Aug. 29
 WASHINGTON
7:30 p.m.
TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
 
 
DATE
OPPONENT
 TIME
 TV
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Sept. 8
 at N.Y. Jets
 1 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Sept. 15
 NEW ORLEANS
 4:05 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Sept. 22
at New England
1 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Sept. 29
ARIZONA
1 p.m.
  Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Oct. 6
Bye Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Oct. 13
 PHILADELPHIA
1 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Oct. 20
 at Atlanta
 1 p.m.
  Fox
 
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 24
CAROLINA
 8:25 p.m.
NFLN
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Nov. 3
at Seattle
 4:05 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Monday, Nov. 11
MIAMI
 8:40 p.m.
 ESPN
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Nov. 17
ATLANTA
  1 p.m.
  Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Nov. 24
at Detroit
 1 p.m.
  Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 1
at Carolina
1 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 8
BUFFALO
 1 p.m.
  CBS
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 15
SAN FRANCISCO
  1 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 22
at St. Louis
 1 p.m.
 Fox
 
 
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 29
at New Orleans
 1 p.m.
  Fox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All times Eastern and subject to change
 
All Sunday afternoon games in Weeks 11-17 are subject to time changes as part of NFL's flex scheduling format
 

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