Bucs and Eagles meet on opening weekend
ABC Sports Online

PHOENIX -- The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit Philadelphia again on the opening Monday night of the 2003 NFL season in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

The game is one of four announced by the NFL on Monday for the opening weekend of the season. The overall opening game -- the New York Jets at Washington on Sept. 4 -- was announced earlier.

The Bucs-Eagles game in Philadelphia last January was won by the Bucs 27-10 after three consecutive losses to the Eagles at Veterans Stadium, two in playoff games. This season's game, to be played Sept. 8, will open the Eagles' new stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, which is across the street from the old Vet.

Also, Oakland will play at Tennessee, a rematch of the AFC title game. The Raiders won that game in Oakland 41-24.

Other featured games the first week include Atlanta at Dallas in Bill Parcells' first game as the Cowboys' coach and Indianapolis at Cleveland, a meeting of two playoff teams.

The rest of the schedule will be made public in the next few weeks.

 
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