The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6) fell to the San Francisco 49ers (7-3) 27-14 on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.
Lavonte David and the Bucs defense started off on the right foot as the 12-year veteran sacked QB Brock Purdy on third down; David now ranks second in tackles in Buccaneers franchise history. Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers struck gold first on a four-yard TD pass from Purdy to McCaffrey with 3:55 left in the first quarter.
Baker Mayfield and the Bucs turned the ball over in the early goings of the second quarter; San Francisco capitalized with a 37-yard Jake Moody field goal, giving the 49ers a 10-0 lead over the Bucs with 7:21 remaining in the first half. Baker Mayfield and the Bucs responded with a 1-yard TD pass to Mike Evans; the Bucs trailed 10-6 with 1:48 left in the second quarter. Moody got the Niners another field goal, this time from 28 yards out, extending their lead, 13-7, with 16 seconds left in the first half.
San Francisco's defense forced a Buccaneer punt on the second half's opening drive, and the 49ers hit on a big 76-yard TD pass from Brock Purdy to Brandon Aiyuk, giving the 49ers a 20-7 lead in the third quarter. Brock Purdy later connected with Georgia Kittle on a 3-yard TD pass to give the 49ers a 27-7 lead over the Bucs in the third quarter.
Bucs RB Rachaad White punched it in from a yard out to narrow San Francisco's lead, 27-14 with 14:16 left in regulation. That ended up being the final score in the matchup.
The Buccaneers now prepare to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 26th, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kickoff time is 1 PM ET- you can hear the game on 97.9 WXTB-FM - The Mighty 98 Rock.
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