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Quick Look: Bucs @ 49ers

by Roland Johnson on October 7, 2011

BUCCANEERS: QB Josh Freeman has won 5 of past 6 starts. He won his only start vs. the 49ers, passing for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.9 rating. In career, when Freeman starts & has 100+ rating, Bucs are 7-1. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…RB LeGarrette Blount had 25 carries for 127 yards & TD (35 yards) last week. Bucs have won 7 of 8 games when Blount has 18+ att. RB Earnest Graham has team-best 23 catches & ranks 3rd in NFC among RBs…WR Mike Williams had TD in last meeting & averaged 18 yards per catch. Has 5 TDs in past 7. WR Preston Parker had 5 catches for 70 yards & TD last week. Leads team with 223 rec. yards. TE Kellen Winslow has catch in 80 games in row…CB Ronde Barber has started 187 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. Had INT in last meeting. Only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (26) & 40+ INTs (41). Rookie DE Adrian Clayborn aims for 3rd in row with sack. DT Gerald McCoy had sack in last game vs. 49ers. Also had sack last week. DE Michael Bennett had career-high 2 sacks in Week 4…

49ERS:  Tied for NFL lead with +8 turnover ratio (11 takeaways, 3 giveaways). QB Alex Smith completed 21 of 33 (63.6 pct.) for 291 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.1 rating last week. He has won 3 of past 4 at home, completing 63 of 100 (63 pct.) for 834 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 108.5 rating. 49ers are 7-0 when Smith starts & has 100+ rating…RB Frank Gore rushed for 127 yards (15 att., 8.5 avg.) & TD last week. Since start of 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 8,281 scrimmage yards (6,081 rush, 2,200 rec.)…Since start of 2009, TE Vernon Davis has 21 TDs, most among NFL TEs. In that time, Davis (2,103) has 2nd most receiving yards by NFL TE. He had TD catch last week. WR-KR-PR Ted Ginn Jr. ranks 3rd in NFL with 34.3 KR average…Defense has not allowed 100-yard rusher in 26 consecutive games, longest active streak. LB Patrick Willis aims for 3rd in row vs. Tampa Bay with 2+ sacks. He has 4 sacks & FF in 2 meetings. DE Justin Smith has 3 sacks in 4 games vs. TB. Has started 159 consecutive games. CB Carlos Rogers aims for 3rd in row with INT. Rookie LB Aldon Smith had 1.5 sacks last week, 1st sack of career.

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