The 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Santa Clara, California to face the 6-3 San Francisco 49ers for a Week 11 matchup. Both teams ended losing streaks in Week 10 and hope to keep the momentum rolling.
The Buccaneers come off their most complete game of the season, as all three phases contributed to the 20-6 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Mike Evans and Baker Mayfield connected for 143 yards and a touchdown throughout the outing. Rachaad White continued to play a role in both the running and receiving games.
For the 49ers, the Buccaneers become their second Florida opponent in two weeks. In a 34-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Niners’ defense accounted for five sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Offensively, quarterback Brock Purdy had no problems finding receivers downfield, with George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel each recording a touchdown.
The Buccaneers enter the competition as 11-point underdogs, per BetMGM.
11:06 — Buccaneers 0, 49ers 0
Both teams punt the ball away to kick off the game. After a three-and-out by the Buccaneers, Purdy and Co. take the field on San Francisco’s 20-yard line.
3:55 — Buccaneers 0, 49ers 7
The 49ers’ second drive is significantly more effective, as a series of carries from Christian McCaffrey leads the team downfield. A 12-play, 80-yard drive culminates in a 4-yard receiving touchdown by McCaffrey.
0:00 — Buccaneers 0, 49ers 7
After a 7-minute touchdown scoring drive by the 49ers, the Buccaneers begin to gain momentum offensively. As the first-quarter winds down, the Buccaneers charge down the field and look to answer back.
13:44 — Buccaneers 0, 49ers 7
A productive drive comes to a screeching halt as Mayfield fumbles the ball. Clelin Ferrell recovers the ball and the Niners take the field at their 38-yard line.
7:21 — Buccaneers 0, 49ers 10
Thanks to a sack by YaYa Diaby for a loss of 8, the Buccaneers hold the Niners to a field goal. Midway through the second quarter, the Niners lead by 10.
1:48 — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 10
The Buccaneers answer back with a 10-play, 75-yard drive resulting in a 1-yard touchdown by Mike Evans. Just after the two-minute warning, the Buccaneers trail by 3.
0:16 — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 13
Purdy and Co. charge down the field for an 8-play, 61-yard drive. Jake Moody kicks a 28-yard field goal to extend the lead before halftime.
Halftime — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 13
12:28 — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 13
The Buccaneers open the half with possession. After failing to convert on a 3rd & 3, the Buccaneers punt the ball. Purdy takes the field at San Francisco’s 2-yard line.
10:54 — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 20
Brock Purdy hits Aiyuk, who burns Jamel Dean for a 76-yard touchdown. Dean is injured on the play and assisted off the field.
7:12 — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 20
Tampa Bay fails to answer back, punting the ball away after 7 plays. The 49ers prepare to take the field at their 21-yard line.
Dean is listed as questionable to return with a foot injury.
1:32 — Buccaneers 7, 49ers 27
A 9-play, 79-yard drive culminates in a three-yard touchdown pass to George Kittle. With the extra point, the 49ers pull ahead by 20.
14:16 — Buccaneers 14, 49ers 27
The Buccaneers find the end zone for the first time since the second quarter. Mayfield hits Rakim Jarrett for a 41-yard pickup. Fred Warner is called for defensive pass interference on the following play, which sets White up for a 1-yard touchdown.
6:45 — Buccaneers 14, 49ers 27
The Buccaneers’ offense goes for it on a 4th & 4. After a low snap, Mayfield throws an incomplete pass to Mike Evans. A 17-play, 68-yard drive ends without a score.
3:38 — Buccaneers 14, 49ers 27
Deven Thompkins puts the Buccaneers back in the red zone with a 51-yard punt return. Mayfield targets Chris Godwin, but the pass is tipped and intercepted by Ji’Ayir Brown.
How to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the San Francisco 49ers
Who: The 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the 6-3 San Francisco 49ers
When: 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023
Where: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California; watch on FOX or stream on Fox Sports, Fubo, NFL+, and YouTube TV
This post will be updated throughout the game.