Creamsicle Jerseys, Futility, and Eventual Championships:  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Creamsicle Jerseys, Futility, and Eventual Championships: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

An expansion team in 1976, Tampa Bay lost their 1st 26 games before finally getting a victory. They didn't win a Super Bowl until 2002 and then didn't win another one until 2021. That last one might have something to do with acquiring Tom Brady. Time to demonstrate how much you know about the Bucs!

Other than Tom Brady, who is the only other Tampa quarterback to throw for over 5000 yards in a season?

With what team did John Lynch play 4 seasons at the end of his career?

How many running backs are in the Top 6 all time receptions leaders for the Bucs?

Jameis Winston has the most career passing yards in team history. Who is 2nd?

John McKay was the Head Coach from 1976 to 1984. How many games did he win in those 9 seasons?

Who has scored the most points in team history?

What Tampa Bay player quit the team in a middle of a game vs the New York Jets last season?

Who did Tampa Bay beat in their 2nd Super Bowl win?

In what year did Tampa replace their orange jerseys with the pewter and red shirts?

Who was Tampa's 1st Head Coach?

Who coached Tampa Bay to their 1st Super Bowl victory?

What Tampa Bay quarterback in the early days later won a Super Bowl with Washington?

Who did Tampa Bay beat in their 1st Super Bowl win?

What future NCAA Head Coach was the starting QB for the 1976 0-14 Tampa Bay expansion team?

The new Head Coach is Tood Bowles. For what team was the Head Coach in the past?

What jersey number does WR Mike Evans wear?

In Super Bowl XXXVII, how many interceptions did the Bucs return for touchdowns?

Which wide receiver, better known for playing elsewhere, did NOT also play for Tampa Bay?

Who has scored the most TDs in team history?

With 78.5 sacks, who has the most in team history?

Only 3 Tampa RBs have rushed for over 1000 yards in a season twice. Who only did it once?

Who leads the team in career rushing yards with only 5957?

Who was the first Tampa Bay player to have his jersey number retired by the team?

Who was the first team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat in a regular season game?

In their first 3 seasons, Tampa won 7 total games. How many did they win in their 4th?

Which former all pro Tampa defender is now a high ranking executive with the San Francisco 49ers?

By far, who has the most interceptions in team history?

With 106 receptions, what Tampa WR caught the most passes in a single season?

How many games did Lovie Smith win in total in his 2 years as Tampa's Head Coach?

Who was the QB for Tampa in their 1st Super Bowl victory?

Creamsicle Jerseys, Futility, and Eventual Championships: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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