Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The club joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team, along with the Seattle Seahawks, and played its first season in the American Football Conference (AFC) West division. Prior to the 1977 season, Tampa Bay switched conferences and divisions with Seattle, becoming a member of the NFC Central division. As a result of the league's realignment prior to the 2002 season, the Buccaneers joined three former NFC West teams to form the NFC South. The club is owned by the Glazer family and plays its home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
AmericanFootball_current_event.svg Current season
Established April 24, 1974; 49 years ago (April 24, 1974)[1]
First season: 1976
Play in Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
Headquartered in One Buccaneer Place
Tampa, Florida[2]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo
Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wordmark
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1976present)

Current uniform
Team colorsBuccaneer red, pewter, orange, black[3][4][5]
Fight song"Hey! Hey! Tampa Bay!"
MascotCaptain Fear
Owner(s)Glazer family
ChairmanBryan Glazer
Joel Glazer
Edward Glazer
General managerJason Licht
Head coachTodd Bowles
Team history
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976present)
Team nicknames
  • The Bucs
League championships (2)
Conference championships (2)
Division championships (8)
Playoff appearances (13)
Home fields

The Buccaneers have won two Super Bowl championships and, along with the Baltimore Ravens, are the only two NFL franchises who are undefeated in multiple Super Bowl appearances. They were regarded as a perennial losing franchise for most of their first two decades due to suffering 26 consecutive losses in their first two seasons (including a winless inaugural season) and 14 consecutive losing seasons from 1983 to 1996 – the most in NFL history. Despite these early struggles, Tampa Bay is the first post-merger expansion team to clinch a division title, win a playoff game, and host a conference championship; feats they accomplished by their fourth season in 1979. The team's image improved by the time of their first championship in 2002, also the first for a franchise built after the merger,[lower-alpha 1] but they would not win another playoff game until their second Super Bowl championship season in 2020. Concurrent to the lack of success outside of their Super Bowl wins, the Buccaneers hold the NFL's lowest winning percentage at .404.