- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016


Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 2-3, San Francisco 1-5

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 17-5

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Bucs 33-14, Dec. 15, 2013

LAST WEEK - Bucs had bye, beat Panthers 17-14 on Oct. 10; 49ers lost to Bills 45-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bucs No. 24, 49ers No. 31



49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (5), PASS (32).

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (32), PASS (7).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Niners won four of past five meetings in series. … Tampa Bay RB Jacquizz Rodgers set career highs with 30 carries for 101 yards last game vs. Carolina, subbing for injured Doug Martin, a 2015 All-Pro. … Bucs CB Brent Grimes tied for fourth in NFL with 14 INTs over past four seasons. … Tampa Bay had season-high four takeaways last game. … Bucs rank second in NFL, limiting opponents to 31.1 percent conversion rate on third downs. … Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans has 449 yards receiving and four TDs through five games. His receiving partner, veteran Vincent Jackson, went on injured reserve this week. … San Francisco has lost five straight. Team’s last six-game skid came in 2008. … 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 187 yards and TD, ran for 66 yards in first start of season last week. … San Francisco DL DeForest Buckner last week became first rookie with at least two sacks and fumble recovery in game since Zach Brown in 2012. … 49ers have scored following nine of 10 takeaways for 48 points. … San Francisco on pace to allow most yards rushing for season since Houston in 1985. … Fantasy Tip: With 49ers RB Carlos Hyde nursing shoulder, Mike Davis could get bulk of running load this week, with Shaun Draughn also in mix.



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