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Tom Brady to make Bucs debut against Drew Brees at New Orleans; see Tampa Bay's full 2020 schedule

The Buccaneers' full schedule was released Thursday night.

TAMPA, Fla. — Two of the greatest of all-time will kick off their NFL season on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Tom Brady and the Bucs will visit Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at 4:25 pm in one of the most anticipated games of Week 1. 

The Saints are three-time defending NFC South champions and have a new backup quarterback you may know. Jamies Winston signed a one-year deal with the Saints after the Bucs landed Brady.

It's been two years since the Bucs and Saints last squared off. In that 2018 game in New Orleans, the Bucs left victorious by a score of 48 to 40.

The Bucs in Prime Time

Following news of the season opener, the Buccaneers released the entire schedule on Thursday evening, which includes five prime-time games, their most ever.

Back in 2003, 10Sports' Grace Remington reports the Bucs had four prime time games, and that was coming off a Super Bowl year.

Something else noteworthy of the Bucs' prime time schedule: They'll be making their first Sunday Night Football appearance since 2016, this time against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The team's first Sunday night appearance kicks off a stretch of three straight weeks of prime time games.

One of those appearances will be at Raymond James Stadiums on Monday Night Football against the LA Rams. Last season, the Buccaneers beat the Rams 55 to 44, setting a new franchise record for most points scored in a single game, according to a press release.

Here's how the season will play out:

Week 1 (Sept. 13): at New Orleans | 4:25 p.m. on Fox

Week 2 (Sept. 20): vs. Carolina | 1 p.m. on Fox

Week 3 (Sept. 27): at Denver | 4:25 p.m. on Fox

Week 4 (Oct. 4): vs. Los Angeles Chargers | 1 p.m. on CBS

Week 5 (Oct. 8): at Chicago | 8:20 p.m. (Thursday Night Football) on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon

Week 6 (Oct 18): vs Green Bay | 4:25 p.m. on Fox

Week 7 (Oct. 25): at Las Vegas | 8:20 p.m. (Sunday Night Football) on NBC

Week 8 (Nov. 2): at New York Giants | 8:15 p.m. (Monday Night Football) on ESPN

Week 9 (Nov. 8): vs New Orleans | 8:20 p.m. (Sunday Night Football) on NBC

Week 10 (Nov. 15): at Carolina | 1 p.m. on Fox

Week 11 (Nov. 15): vs Los Angeles Rams | 8:15 p.m. (Monday Night Football) on ESPN

Week 12 (Nov. 23): vs Kansas City | 4:25 p.m. on CBS

Week 13 (Nov. 29): Bye

Week 14 (Dec. 13): vs. Minnesota | 1 p.m. on Fox

Week 15 (Dec. 20): at Atlanta | 1 p.m. on Fox

Week 16 (Dec. 26 or 27): at Detroit | TBD

Week 17 (Jan. 3): vs. Atlanta | 1 p.m. on Fox

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