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The Bucs have announced their pre-season games for the upcoming 2013 NFL season. Tampa Bay will host the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to kick off the exhibitions, with a time and date to be announced. The game is slated to happen in the time frame of August 8-11.
On Friday, August 16, the Bucs will travel to Foxboro, Massachusetts to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The game between the Pats and Bucs will be nationally televised on FOX at 8:00 pm.
In week 3 of the pre-season, the pewter and red will return to Miami Gardens for the second straight year to face the Dolphins. Dates for their annual showdown with the Fins range from August 22-25 at this point.
In the finale before the regular season, the Washington Redskins will be welcomed in to Raymond James Stadium. The Skins and the Bucs will take the field either August 29 or 30.
The Buccaneers concluded the 2012 pre-season with a record of 2-2 with wins over the Patriots and the Dolphins.