TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Who’s up next for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
The team found out their opponent for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Monday night.
The Buccaneers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at home in the NFC wild-card playoff game. The 31-15 win secured Tampa Bay’s spot in the next round of the playoffs: the divisional round.
The time and place of the Buccaneers’ next game was already set Sunday night. The team’s No. 2 seeding in the NFC gives them home field advantage again in the divisional round, so the game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The game is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. with the game being broadcast on WFLA News Channel 8.
The only thing left to be determined heading into the last wild-card matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Arizona Cardinals was the opponent.
The fifth-seed Cardinals traveled to Los Angeles to take on the fourth-seed Rams at SoFi Stadium – home of Super Bowl LVI. The Rams won 34-11 and will advance to face the Bucs Sunday afternoon in Tampa.
Here’s what to know about the matchup:
Buccaneers vs. Rams
The Buccaneers already played the Rams once this season – back in September. A Rams-Bucs divisional round playoff would be a rematch of Week 3, but on different turf.
The Bucs traveled to Los Angeles on Sept. 26 and fell to the Rams 24-34. Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady threw two touchdowns – one to Chris Godwin and the other to Giovanni Bernard – and ran for one touchdown.
The Rams visited Tampa Bay last season. The Buccaneers lost that home matchup 24-27.