2011 NFL Schedule: Promising Buccaneers Get More Exposure in 2011

April 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL labor issues can't be resolved quickly enough. A young team with a bevy of budding stars and a ton of momentum can simply taste success on the horizon.
The horizon got a little closer Tuesday when the NFL released the 2011 regular-season schedule.
The NFL has taken notice, not only choosing the Buccaneers to represent the NFL in London for the second time in three years, but also giving Tampa Bay a slot on Monday Night Football for the first time since 2008. The Bucs will have two prime-time home games for just the second time in franchise history (the first was in 2003 after their Super Bowl win). 
The increased exposure comes at a price for the Bucs, who sacrifice a home game to London and will only see the friendly confines of Raymond James Stadium three times after Oct. 16.
The Bucs open up their schedule against two teams that missed the playoffs in Detroit and Minnesota. The Vikings are in a bit of transition wit...

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