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NFL 2012 Schedule Week 2: Jaguars, Dolphins and Buccaneers All Face Tough Tests

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showdown with the defending champion Giants highlights local action in Week 2.

September 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws the ball in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
September 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws the ball in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

A full slate of games is in store for the Florida teams in the second week of the 2012 NFL season, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trip to the New York Giants highlighting the week.

After topping the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, the Buccaneers will look to continue their strong start against the defending champion Giants at 1 p.m.

The Miami Dolphins, after dropping their first game of the year to the Houston Texans, will welcome the Oakland Raiders, who similarly are 0-1 on the year. The game between the two kicks at 1 p.m. from Sun Life Stadium.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, after dropping a heart-breaker to the Minnesota Vikings, will take on the Texans in Houston at 1 p.m., looking to rebound after the loss.

Other NFC and AFC South action includes:

Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m. EST

Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 16, 4:25 p.m. EST

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, Sunday Sept. 16, 1 p.m. EST

A full schedule can be found at NFL.com

For more Dolphins coverage, check out The Phinsider. For deeper looks at the Jaguars, check out Big Cat Country. For a closer investigation of the Bucs, check out Bucs Nation.

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