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The San Francisco 49ers return to Levi's® Stadium for a Week 7 clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As always, 49ers.com has you covered with live in-game updates throughout the NFC matchup.
Sunday is San Francisco's Breast Cancer Awareness game. Players and coaches for both sides will be wearing pink gear. The 49ers will have several tributes to recognize the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign.
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Pierre Garçon (shoulder) was ruled out on Friday. The 49ers promoted DuJuan Harris off of the practice squad to make sure the team had three healthy running backs on gameday. Harris joins Shaun Draughn and Mike Davis as San Francisco's backs for Week 7.
Harris was back to return the opening kick, but it sailed through the end zone for a touchback. Davis got the start at running back. Colin Kaepernick rushed for a gain of seven yards on the first play from scrimmage. Quinton Patton took a big hit and the Bucs were flagged for hitting a defense-less receiver. The 15-yard penalty put the 49ers at Tampa Bay's 45-yard line. Kaepernick completed his first pass - a 24-yard connection with tight end Garrett Celek. On the next play, Kaepernick hit Torrey Smith on a comeback for a gain of 17 down to the Bucs' 4-yard line.
Davis followed blocks from left guard Zane Beadles and center Daniel Kilgore to score on the very next play from 4 yards out. It was Davis' first career touchdown. Kaepernick led the offense on a 5-play, 75-yard scoring drive.
The 49ers lead 7-0 with 13:02 left in the first quarter.Gerald Hodges joined Nick Bellore as San Francisco's starting inside linebackers. Rashard Robinson also returned to the starting lineup at cornerback. Tampa Bay did not attempt a single pass on its opening drive. The series ended with a 4th-and-inches stop by the 49ers defense at the 50-yard line.
From the 50, the 49ers went three-and-out. Bradley Pinion's first punt was downed at Tampa Bay's 11-yard line. Arik Armstead and Ahmad Brooks teamed up to sack Jameis Winston. It looked like it was a solo sack for Armstead, but it was ruled as a half sack. Winston connected with his favorite target, wide receiver Mike Evans, for a gain of 31. A holding penalty later on the drive moved the Bucs backwards. Ultimately, Tampa Bay was forced to punt.
San Francisco's third drive started at the 13-yard line. Harris opened the possesion in the backfield next to Kaepernick. The running back carried three consecutive times and converted a third down with a five-yard rush. The 49ers were forced to punt for a second time.
The game remains 7-0 in favor of the home team with 1:13 left in the opening quarter.
San Francisco picked up the game's first turnover. A Winston pass intended for Evans was tipped by Tramaine Brock and intercepted by Hodges, who returned the takeaway down to Tampa Bay's 17-yard line. On the return, Jimmie Ward leveled Evans to spring Hodges for a few extra yards. Both Ward and Evans were shaken up on the violent collision.
You have to love 1-play scoring drives. Kaepernick scrambled and connected with Draughn for a touchdown on a improvisational sequence. The play was reviewed and held up. It was Draughn's first career touchdown reception.
San Francisco leads 14-0 with :08 left to play in the opening quarter.Second QuarterThe Bucs are driving and have crossed the 50 into 49ers territory for the first time of the game. Winston tossed a swing pass to running back Antone Smith for a gain of 30. The refs flagged Antoine Bethea for a horse-collar tackle. On the next play, Winston found Evans for a 4-yard touchdown to cut into the 49ers lead.
The 11-play, 94-yard scoring drive lasted 4:54 for Tampa Bay.
San Francisco's lead is now 14-7 with 10:14 left in the second quarter.Kaepernick rushed for 16 yards on a third down. He then picked up another first down with a 15-yard hookup with rookie receiver Aaron Burbridge. Torrey Smith was shaken up on the drive and was favoring his lower back as he left the field. Smith returned to the game a few plays later. Kaepernick looked down Vance McDonald and had his pass intercepted by safety Bradley McDougal.
Both quarterbacks have thrown interceptions in this game. The Bucs take over at their own 27-yard line.
Jacquizz Rodgers took off for a gain of 45 yards and now has 102 yards on the game on 11 carries. The Bucs are inside the red zone for a second consecutive drive. The Bucs were facing a 4th-and-1 from the 5-yar line, but Winston was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo made a 38-yard fiel goal.
San Francisco's lead is now 14-10 with 4:59 left in the second quarter.
Kaepernick scrambled for a first down but was unable to convert a 3rd-and-3. His pass intended for Rod Streater was nearly intercepted. Pinion's punt went 33 yards. Bucs have the ball 1st and 10 at their own 23. Tampa Bay's offensive rhythm has continued. After picking up multiple first downs, DeForest Buckner was flagged for a late hit. The Bucs drove back into the red zone. The visiting team took its first lead on a 19-yard touchdown pass to Russell Shepard. It was an 8-play, 77-yard scoring drive.
Tampa Bay leads 17-14 with :48 left to play in the second quarter.Third QuarterThe Bucs opened the second half with the ball. Aaron Lynch recorded his first sack of the season on third down to force a punt.
Muffed punt. Burbridge collided with Jeremy Kerley and the Bucs recovered the ball at San Francisco's 36-yard line. The special teams woes continue. San Francisco has fumbled kicks and now a punt in the past three games. The Bucs were unable to pick up a 3rd-and-3 from the 19-yard line and settled for a 37-yard field goal from Aguayo.
Tampa Bay's lead is now 20-14 with 10:57 to play in the third quarter.Kaepernick kept the ball and rushed for 13 to pick up a second first down on the drive. On 3rd-and-12 from their own 39, Kaepernick was sacked from behind and he fumbled instantly. The ball was recovered by Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy at the 27-yard line.Evans. Again. Winston hit his favorite target for a 5-yard touchdown to give the visiting team 27 unanswered points.Tampa Bay's lead is now 27-14 with 6:24 to play in the third quarter.Fourth QuarterAguayo missed a 50-yard field goal attempt. The 49ers drove down into the red zone. Kaepernick used his legs to convert back-to-back third downs. San Francisco settled for a 28-yard Phil Dawson field goal to end a 14-play, 50-yard scoring drive.
Tampa Bay leads 27-17 with 8:08 left in the game.The Bucs just pounded out another touchdown. Tampa Bay running back Peyton Barber scored on a 44-yard run to end a 77-yard scoring drive.
Tampa Bay leads 34-17 with 4:42 left in the game.
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