Shouldn't you have known thanks to the predictable schedule that there was a 0 chance it would be the Pats?I'm not trying to give the league a pass on this because I find their choices for these games to be odd (Giants "road" game just a couple seasons after giving the Giants an "away" game in their own stadium against the Saints?), but if they had to have Bucs-Pats, it did have to be this way.
Man U fans just love the Glazers, I'm certain that they'll readily cheer on the Bucs and won't instead hurl invectives at the Glazers' other team.
Assuming the NFL stays with the same rotation (and stays at 32 teams), it will be 20 years between Patriot regular season visits to Tampa Bay to face the Bucs (their last trip came in '97 before the present rotating schedule was implemented).
I'm sure Bucs fans won't mind waiting until 2017 to see Tom Brady in action.