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Game Preview: Week 5 Bucs @ 49ers

by Roland Johnson on October 9, 2011

The Buccaneers have won four of the last seven meetings in the series, including a 31-6 playoff victory in Tampa following the 2002 season. San Francisco holds a big advantage in the all-time series, winning 15 of the 19 regular season meetings. Tampa Bay’s first road win was a 24-23 victory at Candlestick Park in 1980. Last season, the Buccaneers gained their second road victory, as they were able to shut out the 49ers for the first time in the series with a 21-0 victory in San Francisco. It was also the first time since October 9, 1977, that the 49ers had been shut out at home. The other two Buccaneers regular season win’s against San Francisco came in a 13-6 victory in the 1997 season opener at Houlihan’s Stadium and a 35-3 win at Raymond James in 2004. The Buccaneers captured the lone postseason meeting with the 31-6 win in a 2002 NFC Divisional playoff game on the way to their first Super Bowl title.

GAME INFORMATION
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011
Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. ET (1:05 p.m. PT)
Site: Candlestick Park (69,732)
2011 Records: Tampa Bay 3-1, San Francisco 3-1
Network Television: FOX
Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert, Analyst: Daryl Johnston, Sideline: Tony Siragusa
National Radio: Compass Networks
Play-by-Play: Matt Smith, Analyst: Dale Hellestrae
Bucs Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
Play-by-Play: Gene Deckerhoff, Analyst: Dave Moore, Sideline: T.J. Rives
Last Game: Tampa Bay won vs. Indianapolis, 24-17; San Francisco won at Philadelphia, 24-23

Series By The Numbers
Overall Regular Season Series:…………..San Francisco leads series, 15-4
Home Record vs. San Francisco 49ers:……………………………………2-4
Road Record vs. San Francisco 49ers:……………………………………2-11
Current Streak:…………………………………. Buccaneers, one game (2010)
Buccaneers Longest Streak:………………………. Two games (1997-2002)
49ers Longest Streak:………………………………….Nine games (1983-94)
Regular Season Point Total:……………………Buccaneers 278 – 49ers 413
Most Points, Buccaneers:………………………. 35, Buccaneers 35-3 (2004)
Most Points, 49ers:……………………………………. 45, 49ers 45-21 (1993)
Most Points, both teams:……………………………. 66, 49ers 45-21 (1993)
Fewest Points, Buccaneers:………………………………3, 49ers 6-3 (1978)
Fewest Points, 49ers:…………………………….. 0, Buccaneers 21-0 (2010)
Fewest Points, both teams:………………………………9, 49ers 6-3 (1978)

INJURY REPORT
San Francisco 49ers
CB Tramaine Brock (hand) Out
WR Braylon Edwards (knee) Out
RB Moran Norris (fibula) Out
DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection) Doubtful
CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) Questionable
WR Michael Crabtree (foot) Probable
RB Frank Gore (ankle) Probable
G Mike Iupati (neck) Probable
G Adam Snyder (hamstring) Probable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR Sammie Stroughter (foot) Out
T James Lee (knee) Out
S Devin Holland (back) Out
TE Luke Stocker (knee) Out
LB Zac Diles (hamstring) Doubtful
LB Quincy Black (ankle) Questionable
TE Zack Pianalto (calf) Probable
CB Aqib Talib (knee) Probable
RB Earnest Graham (hamstring) Probable
DE Michael Bennett (groin) Probable
DE Tim Crowder (knee) Probable

ENEMY COACHES
49ers Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh
49ers Offensive Coordinator: Greg Roman
49ers Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio
49ers Special Teams Coach: Brad Seely

STATISTICAL RANKINGS:
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS OFFENSE
Overall: 16th (352.8 ypg)
Rushing: 11th (117.0 ypg)
Passing: 17th (235.8 ypg)
Sacks Allowed: 6th (6)
Points Scored: 20th (21.0 ppg)
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFENSE
Overall: 20th (368.0 ypg)
Rushing: 11th (101.0 ypg)
Passing: 21st (267.0 ypg)
Sacks: 12th (10)
Points Allowed: 9th (19.3 ppg)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS OFFENSE
Overall: 28th (270.8 ypg)
Rushing: 22nd (93.3 ypg)
Passing: 29th (177.5 ypg)
Sacks Allowed: 27th (14)
Points Scored: 13th (23.5 ppg)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS DEFENSE
Overall: 17th (358.0 ypg)
Rushing: 4th (74.0 ypg)
Passing: 27th (284.0 ypg)
Sacks: 16th (9)
Points Allowed: 7th (18.8 ppg)

Buc Central’s Prognostication:
As always we are not advocating gambling based on our views of the game, especially considering we typically are inclined to make such educated guesses using are heart rather the any rational thought applied to picking. We are merely giving an opinion of who we think has the best chance at securing a victory.

BUCCANEERS 23
49ERS 17

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Joe October 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

Bucs barely beat the Colts, how the hell do you think they’ll manage to do anything against the Niners?

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