The early days of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t scream “future Super Bowl contender,” and for the most part, that’s been true.
The Buccaneers did make it to the Super Bowl once, though, and they won that game. That makes them one of three franchises, prior to Super Bowl 55, to have won their lone appearance in the Super Bowl.
Tampa Bay has a chance to add to that history in the 2021 playoffs. Tom Brady’s addition for the 2020 season made the Buccaneers a level of contender rarely seen in the club’s history. With Super Bowl 55 slated to take place in Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7, 2021, the Buccaneers could become the only team to win the Super Bowl while playing in their home stadium.
Here’s more to know about the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl history ahead of the possibility of adding to it in 2021.
Buccaneers Super Bowl history
When is the last time the Buccaneers went to a Super Bowl?
The Buccaneers have played in one Super Bowl. That was on Jan. 26, 2003, following the 2002 regular season. Jon Gruden was Tampa Bay’s coach, and Brad Johnson was the team’s quarterback. Behind a fearsome defense, Tampa Bay made it to the big game and beat the Raiders. Gruden had been traded from coaching the Raiders to the Buccaneers before the 2002 campaign.
|Super Bowl 37||Jan. 26, 2003||Raiders||Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21||Dexter Jackson|
How many Super Bowls have the Buccaneers won?
The Buccaneers have won one Super Bowl, the only time they ever reached the game. That was Super Bowl 37, played in January 2003. Tampa Bay beat the Oakland Raiders in dominant fashion, 48-21.
How many teams have only won in the Super Bowl?
Four teams in NFL history have won every trip they’ve made to the Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens are the only squad to do it twice, entering the 2020 NFL season with a 2-0 record in the big game.
The Buccaneers are one of three teams with a 1-0 record in the Super Bowl. The others are the New York Jets (led by Joe Namath in Super Bowl 3) and the New Orleans Saints (led by Drew Brees in Super Bowl 44).