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Buccaneers Schedule 2012: Tampa Bay To Host The Carolina Panthers in Week One

The Greg Schiano era will begin for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9 against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium, according to the finalized schedule on NFL.com. The Bucs will also have one prime-time game against the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 25 as part of Thursday Night Football.

Tampa Bay's schedule includes its divisional foes, AFC West, NFC East, as well as the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams.

Here's its fully released 2012 schedule:

Week 1 -- Carolina Panthers (4:15 p.m., FOX)
Week 2 -- New York Giants (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 3 -- Dallas Cowboys (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 4 -- Washington Redskins (4:15 p.m., FOX)
Week 5 -- Bye
Week 6 -- Kansas Chiefs (1 p.m., CBS)
Week 7 -- New Orleans Saints (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 8 -- Minnesota Vikings (8:20 p.m., NFL Network)
Week 9 -- Oakland Raiders (4:05 p.m., FOX)
Week 10 -- San Diego Chargers (1 p.m., CBS)
Week 11 -- Carolina Panthers (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 12 -- Atlanta Falcons (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 13 -- Denver Broncos (4:05 p.m., FOX)
Week 14 -- Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 15 -- New Orleans Saints (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 16 -- St. Louis Rams (1 p.m., FOX)
Week 17 -- Atlanta Falcons (1 p.m., FOX)

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