2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
12-4-0 3-0 6004 4127 1877 25 347 4853 3138 1715 51 281
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' twenty-seventh season was in 2002, playing their home games at Raymond James Stadium. During the offseason they hired Jon Gruden to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for four years. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC South, and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Oakland Raiders 48-21, the team's first championship win. At the end of the season Derrick Brooks earned AP Defensive Player of the Year and Dexter Jackson earned Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 New Orleans Saints 20-26
Week 2 @ Baltimore Ravens 25-0
Week 3 St. Louis Rams 26-14
Week 4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 35-7
Week 5 @ Atlanta Falcons 20-6
Week 6 Cleveland Browns 17-3
Week 7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10-20
Week 8 @ Carolina Panthers 12-9
Week 9 Minnesota Vikings 38-24
Week 11 Carolina Panthers 23-10
Week 12 Green Bay Packers 21-7
Week 13 @ New Orleans Saints 20-23
Week 14 Atlanta Falcons 34-10
Week 15 @ Detroit Lions 23-20
Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers 7-17
Week 17 @ Chicago Bears 15-0


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round San Francisco 49ers 31-6
Conference Championship @ Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
Super Bowl vs. Oakland Raiders 48-21

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jon Gruden Assistant Head Coach: Rod Marinelli Offensive Coordinator: Bill Muir Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin Quarterbacks Coach: Stan Parrish Wide Receivers Coach: Richard Mann Offensive Line Coach: Bill Muir Running Backs Coach: Kirby Wilson Tight Ends Coach: Art Valero Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Michael Christianson Offensive Assistant Coach: Jay Gruden Offensive Quality Control Coach: Jeremy Bates Defensive Line Coach: Rod Marinelli Linebackers Coach: Joe Barry Defensive Backs Coach: Mike Tomlin Defensive Quality Control Coach: Raheem Morris Special Teams Coach: Richard Bisaccia Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mike Morris General Manager: Rich McKay Director of Player Development: Cedric Saunders Area Scout: Mike Phair