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Owners Of Super Bowl-Bound Tampa Bay Buccaneers Once Tried To Bring Expansion Franchise To Baltimore

TAMPA, Fla. (WJZ) -- The Glazer family, owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who will be representing the NFC in Super Bowl LV, was part of a group attempting to bring an expansion franchise to Baltimore in the early 1990s.

Ultimately, however, the NFL rejected Baltimore in favor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida, which led Malcolm Glazer to purchase the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 16, 1995.

NFC Championship - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Green Bay Packers
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 24: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drops back to pass in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Under the Glazer family ownership, the Buccaneers have won 131 regular-season games, clinched seven playoff berths and won a Super Bowl title in 2003.

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This year, the Buccaneers won 11 regular-season games to clinch a playoff berth.

The Buccaneers have since defeated the Washington Football Team, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers on their road to the Super Bowl.

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 7, in Super Bowl LV.

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