|2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|
|Owner||The Glazer family|
|Head coach||Bruce Arians|
|General manager||Jason Licht|
|Home field||Raymond James Stadium|
|Division place||3rd NFC South|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||WR Mike Evans |
WR Chris Godwin
OLB Shaquil Barrett
|AP All-Pros||WR Chris Godwin (2nd team)|
EDGE Shaquil Barrett (2nd team)
The 2019 season was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 44th in the National Football League, their 22nd playing their home games at Raymond James Stadium and their first under head coach Bruce Arians. Despite improving on their 5-11 record from 2018 with a Week 14 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, the Buccaneers missed the playoffs for the twelfth consecutive season, which meant the Buccaneers were one of two teams to not qualify for the postseason in the 2010s, with the other team being the Cleveland Browns.
This season, quarterback Jameis Winston became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw at least 30 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions in a season. This was also his final season with the Buccaneers, as he was not re-signed by the team in free agency during the 2020 offseason. 
|2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft|
|2||39||Sean Murphy-Bunting||CB||Central Michigan|
|3||94||Jamel Dean||CB||Auburn||from L.A. Rams|
|3||99||Mike Edwards||S||Kentucky||from L.A. Rams|
|6||208||Scott Miller||WR||Bowling Green||from Philadelphia Eagles|
|7||215||Terry Beckner||DT||Missouri||from Arizona Cardinals|
|Made roster + Pro Football Hall of Fame * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|1||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 28-30||0-1||Heinz Field||Recap|
|2||Miami Dolphins||W 16-14||1-1||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|3||Cleveland Browns||W 13-12||2-1||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|4||at Dallas Cowboys||W 17-15||3-1||AT&T Stadium||Recap|
|1||September 8||San Francisco 49ers||L 17-31||0-1||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|2||at Carolina Panthers||W 20-14||1-1||Bank of America Stadium||Recap|
|3||September 22||New York Giants||L 31-32||1-2||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 29||at Los Angeles Rams||W 55-40||2-2||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||Recap|
|5||October 6||at New Orleans Saints||L 24-31||2-3||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||Recap|
|6||October 13||Carolina Panthers||L 26-37||2-4||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)||Recap|
|8||October 27||at Tennessee Titans||L 23-27||2-5||Nissan Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 3||at Seattle Seahawks||L 34-40 (OT)||2-6||CenturyLink Field||Recap|
|10||November 10||Arizona Cardinals||W 30-27||3-6||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|11||November 17||New Orleans Saints||L 17-34||3-7||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|12||November 24||at Atlanta Falcons||W 35-22||4-7||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||Recap|
|13||December 1||at Jacksonville Jaguars||W 28-11||5-7||TIAA Bank Field||Recap|
|14||December 8||Indianapolis Colts||W 38-35||6-7||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|15||December 15||at Detroit Lions||W 38-17||7-7||Ford Field||Recap|
|16||Houston Texans||L 20-23||7-8||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|17||December 29||Atlanta Falcons||L 22-28 (OT)||7-9||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
The Buccaneers led 20-14 late in the fourth quarter. In the final two minutes, Cam Newton drove the Panthers to the Tampa Bay 2-yard line. Facing a 4th-and-1 at the 2-yard line, Christian McCaffrey took a direct snap and made a fake reverse handoff, but was pushed out of bounds just short of the line to gain. Tampa Bay held on to win, their first under Bruce Arians.
Tampa Bay blew an 18-point lead in the second half. The New York Giants rallied behind rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, and took a 32-31 lead with 1:16 remaining in regulation. Jameis Winston connected with Mike Evans for a 44-yard reception all the way down to the Giants 9-yard line in the final seconds. Rookie kicker Matt Gay's field goal attempt sailed wide right as time expired and the Giants held on to win.
The Bucs set a franchise record for points scored with 55 in a win against the defending NFC champions. Chris Godwin had the best game of his career, catching 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns, while Mike Evans hauled in a 67 yard pass for a touchdown. The Buccaneers defense picked off Jared Goff three times and forced one fumble that was returned for a touchdown by former Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to close out the game. Shaquil Barrett continued his run for Defensive Player of the Year by getting an interception, a sack and forcing the fumble that ended the game.
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 314 yards and four touchdown passes, as New Orleans defeated Tampa Bay 31-24. The Saints racked up 457 yards of offense against a lackluster Buccaneers defense.
Jameis Winston threw five interceptions, had two fumbles (one lost) and was sacked seven times. The Buccaneers committed seven turnovers in a 37-26 loss to Carolina in London.
Jameis Winston had 4 turnovers (two interceptions and two lost fumbles) as the Buccaneers lost 27-23 to the Titans.
Russell Wilson threw for 378 yards and five touchdown passes while the then league's best rushing defense allowed their first 100 yard rusher of the season as Chris Carson ran for 105 yards and the Seahawks produced 523 total yards against a porous Buccaneers defense in route to a 40-34 win in overtime.
This was the first time head coach Bruce Arians faced his former team, the Cardinals, whom he coached from 2013 to 2017. Rookie Jamel Dean made a crucial interception with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game, allowing the offense the opportunity to drive down the field and for running back Peyton Barber to score the game clinching touchdown as the Buccaneers won 30-27.
Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked 6 times, fumbled twice with one returned for a touchdown by Ndamukong Suh, and threw an interception while Jameis Winston threw 3 touchdowns and Chris Godwin caught 7 passes for a career high 184 yards and 2 touchdowns in route to a dominant 35-22 win. Defensive tackle Vita Vea became the heaviest man in NFL history to catch a touchdown pass at 347 pounds.
Running back Peyton Barber had 2 rushing touchdowns as the Buccaneers' defense continued their strong level of play for the second consecutive week, sacking quarterbacks Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew a combined 5 times, intercepting 2 passes, forcing 3 fumbles, and recovering 2 of them with 1 returned for a touchdown by Devin White.
The Buccaneers overcame 4 turnovers and a 14 point deficit to defeat the Colts 38-35 in route to their first 3-game winning streak since 2016. Jameis Winston set a career best and Buccaneers single game record for the most passing yards in a home game with 461 total yards (456 passing, 5 rushing), 5 total touchdowns (4 passing, 1 rushing), and 3 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). Winston also broke the franchise record for passing yards in a single season that he set in 2016. Despite the win, which improved the team to 6-7, Tampa Bay was eliminated from postseason contention when the Minnesota Vikings also won that day.
Jameis Winston became the first player in NFL history to have consecutive games of 450 yards passing as he threw for a career best 458 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception in route to breaking the franchise record for touchdown passes in a season that he set in 2016 with his 30th and the Buccaneers won their 4th straight game. Breshad Perriman set career bests in receiving yards and touchdowns as he caught 5 passes for 113 yards and 3 touchdowns. Shaquil Barrett tied the franchise record for sacks set by Warren Sapp in 2000 with 16.5.
Jameis Winston threw four interceptions, including a pick 6 on the second play of the game. The Buccaneers commited five turnovers, but managed to tie the game at 20-20 late in the third quarter. Houston kicked a field goal with 7:11 remaining, and held on to win 23-20.
Atlanta's Younghoe Koo kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, sending the game to overtime. On the first play of the overtime period, Jameis Winston threw a pick-6 interception. Deion Jones returned the ball 27 yards for the touchdown to win the game for Atlanta, in the shortest overtime game in NFL history (7 seconds). It was Winston's final game with Tampa Bay, and his first pass attempt (2015) and last pass attempt were both pick 6s.
|(3)New Orleans Saints||13||3||0||.813||5-1||9-3||458||341||W3|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||9||0||.438||2-4||5-7||458||449||L2|
|1[a]||San Francisco 49ers||West||13||3||0||.813||5-1||10-2||.504||.466||W2|
|2[a][b]||Green Bay Packers||North||13||3||0||.813||6-0||10-2||.453||.428||W5|
|3[a][b]||New Orleans Saints||South||13||3||0||.813||5-1||9-3||.486||.459||W3|
|Did not qualify for the playoffs|
|7||Los Angeles Rams||West||9||7||0||.563||3-3||7-5||.535||.438||W1|
|11[d]||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||7||9||0||.438||2-4||5-7||.500||.384||L2|
|14||New York Giants||East||4||12||0||.250||2-4||3-9||.473||.281||L1|