Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 vs 35 San Francisco 49ers summary: stats and highlights | NFL Week 14
The Brock Purdy legend grows as Mr. Irrelevant is irrelevant no longer. The rookie QB led the San Francisco 49ers to a blowout win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Purdy had 185 yards and two passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown in the first start of his NFL career.
Purdy’s puts on a show
All the focus was on Tom Brady returning to California and playing his childhood team, but it was the QB on the other sideline who stole the headlines. After Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a season ending ankle injury last week against he Dolphins, Purdy came in and led the Niners to a big win over Miami.
On Sunday Purdy came in as the starter in just his second game ever, and looked like a poised veteran leading the offense. The Niners marched right down the field and got on the board after just two and a half minutes when Deebo Samuel took an end around 13 yards to the house for the games’s first TD.
The Bucs would have a chance to get on the board on the next possession, but a missed Ryan Succop field goal would be the first sign of things to come on another stagnant night for the Tampa Bay offense. They would go three and out on their next three possessions, and in that time Purdy and the Niners turned the game into a blowout.
Two pass TDs and one rush TD for Mr. Irrelavent
On the first play of the second quarter, Purdy used his legs to get in to the end zone as he dropped back, surveyed the scene and ran it in for a two yards to make it 14-0.
His arm was on display on the next two Niners touchdowns when Purdy found Christian McCaffery out of the backfield for a 27 yard TD pass midway through the second quarter. Right before the end of the half, Purdy connected with Brandon Aiyuk on a 32 yard TD to put the game out of reach going into the second half.
The Niners would add to their lead 28-0 lead just a minute into the second half after picking off Brady three plays into the third quarter. Christian McCaffery went on a 38 yard sprint to the end zone two plays later to put the Niners up by five touchdowns.
Deebo carted off the field
The only thing that went wrong for the Niners on Sunday is seeing Deebo Samuel go down with what was diagnosed as an ankle injury. There is no prognosis yet, but the initial reports out of San Francisco indicate it is not a serious injury.
The Niners had the game wrapped up in the third quarter and were able to rest their starters for a good portion of the second half as they set their sights on their Thursday Night divisional matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. The Buccaneers still lead their division, but have big divisional games in two of their last four games.
Just a couple plays after the inteception, McCaffery took it 38 yards to the house as the Niners took their foot off the gas for the rest of the game looking ahead to their Thursday Night game against the Seahawks.
As always, the Niners defense came up big, holding the Bucs to just 7 points and picking off Brady twice including this one from Tayshon Gipson.
Look how open Brando Ayiuk was for the fourth TD of the game. Purdy hung in the pocket, took the hit and dropped it in for the TD.
Neither of these two guys, Brock Purdy and Christian McCaffery, were even part of the equation for the Niners coming into this season. Now they are going to be vital parts of the Niners playoff push.
Purdy looked line a seasoned vet in front of his family and friends in San Fran. He showed mobility, he showed poise in the pocket and he showed that he can be this team's starting QB.
Purdy showed he can do a little bit of everything in his starting debut, and on the Niners second TD he ran it in from two yards out.
The Niners came out of the gate firing in Brock Purdy's first ever NFL start, and Deebo Samuel put the first points on the board with a from 14 yards out. Deebo would later get carted off the field after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury.
The Bucs go for it on fourth down and Johnson finds Gray on a quick slant route for a gain of 10 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 and the Niners can just run the clock out.
McCloud gets the handoff after the Two Minute Warning and he gets two yards.
4th down coming up and the Niners will have to punt with just over a minute left in the fourth.
We are at the Two Minute Warning and the Niners are a first down away from running the clock out.
3rd and 9 coming up after the break.
The Bucs start their drive from the TB 34 and three plays later White coughs up the football and that will bring the official end to a very rough day in the Bay for the Bucs.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!
The Niners decide to go for it on fourth and short, the pass to the flat is batted down the Niners turn it over on downs.
McCloud gets the end around on third down and get gets right to left for four yards.
TO Niners who are facing 4th and 1 from the TB 33 with 4:50 left f
Back to back runs with Mason on first and second down, and he gets five yards and then is stopped for no gain.
3rd and 5 from the TB 37.
Mason breaks a big one on first down and he cuts out and then back in for an 18 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the TB 42.
Josh Johnson is in under center as Purdy's day comes to a close.
He hands off to Mason for a 5 yard gain.
2nd and 5 from the SF 40.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!
Brady steps up in the pocket and first to Evans but the pass was behind the WR and those two just haven't been on the same page all day.
On third down, Brady hit Evans short of the marker and he tried to lateral it to Fournette, but it was an illegal forward pass and that will back the Bucs up.
4th and 8 coming up after the SF 35.
Brady going to Otton on 2nd and 10 from the SF 37 and they connect for 4 yards on a pass to the left sideline.
3rd and 6 coming up from the SF 33.
Fournette picks up the first down on a two yard gain.
1st and 10 fro the SF 37.
Brady finds Brate this time, and that goes for 8 yards, but that will be a yard short of the marker.
4th and 1 from the SF 39.
Brady searching for Brate on the left side, but that pass falls incomplete.
3rd and 9 from the SF 47.
Brady to Fournette out of the backfield, but that goes for just a yard.
2nd and 9 from the SF 47.
Brady finds Evans over the middle on fourth down and Evans catches it at it's highest point for a 20 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the SF 48.
Brady going back to White out of the backfield for a 4 yard gain, but he's well short of the marker.
4th and 10 coming up and the Bucs will go for it.
After a holding penalty against the Bucs, Brady found White out of the backfield for a gain of 6 yards.
3rd and 14 coming up for the Bucs.
Brady had Jones down the left sideline, but underthrew his reciever who had a step, maybe two on the defender.
2nd and 10 from the TB 32.
Evans makes the catch on the left sideline for 12 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 32.
White up the middle on the run and he gets four yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the TB 20.
Brady up the middle to Godwin for 8 yards on first down as the rain starts to fall in the Bay Area.
2nd and 2 from the TB 16.
Great punt from the Wishnowsky and that will pin the Bucs down at their 8 yard line.
Purdy looking for Jennings on the left side, but the short pass leads him out of bounds a few yards before the marker.
4th and 5 coming up.
Pitch back to Mason to start the fourth quarter and he is stopped for a two yard loss.
3rd and 10 from the TB 44.
McCloud takes it up the middle for 2 yards and that will be the last play of the 3rd quarter.
San Fran are in TB territory starting the fourth quarter.
The Niners are riding Mason up the field. He had a run of 10 yards to start the drive, a run of 2 yards and then broke one for another 13 yard gain on three consecutive plays.
1st and 10 form the TB 44.
Gage with the incredible reflexes for the Bucs first points of the game. It took 42 minutes for Tampa Bay to get on the board after taking 57 minutes to score against the Saints last week.
Finally, Tampa Bay get on the board!!! Gage was in the right place at the right time, and after the pass hit off Godwin's hands, Gage made a shoe string catch in the end zone!
TB have a long way to go, down 35-7 with 2:48 to go in the third quarter.
Brady's first down pass to Jones in the end zone is incomplete.
2nd and Goal coming up.
On 3rd and 9 Brady finds Jones on the left sideline for 15 yards and the Bucs have 1st and Goal looking for their first points of the day.
1st and 10 from the SF 8.
A false start backs the Bucs up 5 yards, and on 2nd and long, Brady finds Fournette for 6 yards.
3rd and 9 from the SF 23.
Brady had to escape the rush, thanks to a great block from Fournette, but his pass was well short and that falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the SF 24.
Brady keeping the drive alive on 4th and 1, hitting Evans for 9 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 fro the SF 24.
Brady connects with Otton on back-to-back passes, one for 6 yards and 11 on the second.
1st and 10 from the SF 42.
White gets the handoff again picks up 7 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 41.
White gets the ball at the TB 26 to start the drive and picks up 8 yards on first down.
2nd and 2 from the TB 34.
After a false start, and a short run from Mason for 4 yards Purdy found Kittle on third down, but that play is blown up for a loss of 5 on the failed screen play.
4th and long and the Niners go three and out for the first time tonight.
San Fran start their drive from the 24 and it's Mason getting the run on first down for 4 yards. We are starting to see The Niners going deeper into their bench up by so much.
2nd and 6 from the SF 28.
The Bucs converted on a 4th and 4 to keep the drive alive, but on the next play Brady was picked by Greenlaw on his pass to the right side for Evans!
The Niners get the ball back after their second pick of the game.
Brady found Jones on second down, for a gain of five yards.
3rd and 5 coming up from the SF 39.
Brady looking deep down the right side to Miller, but the pass was under thrown and falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the SF 44.
Brady is dinking and dunking his way down the field and the Bucs are into Niners territory.
1st and 10 from the SF 44.
Brady finds Godwin for a first down on a pass to the right side.
1st and 10 from the TB 31.
How do the Bucs pick themselves up after that gut check?
TB starts the drive from the TB 21, and Brady finds Fournette for a 4 yard gain.
2nd and 6 from the TB 25.
Two plays after the turnover, it's McCaffery breaking a run through the middle and dashing to the end zone for a 38 yard TD!
It's all over, but there are still 29 minutes left in this game and those are going to be a long 29 minutes for TB who trail 35-0.
Just when it seemed like it couldn't be going worse for the Bucs, Brady is picked by Gipson who took it back into TB territory on the return.
Brady let it fly to Evans and that goes soaring over the head of the WR and into the hands of Gipson who took it 36 yards on the return!!!
SF take over from the TB 38 after the turnover.
White takes the first down run up the middle for 5 yards to start the drive.
2nd and 5 from the SF 39.
WE ARE BACK UNDERWAY FROM SAN FRAN AND THE BUCS GET A BIG RETURN TO START THE SECOND HALF!
Here comes Brady and the Bucs SF 46.
The Niners have 290 yards in the first 30 minutes, and Brock Purdy has been at the forefront of the attack.
He has 185 yards and 2 TDs in the air and one on the ground in his NFL starting debut against Tom Brady.
McCaffery has 81 yards on the ground, and 34 through the air.
The only thing that went wrong for the Niners is Samuel getting injured and being carted off the field in the second quarter.
On three of the Bucs five possessions they have gone three and out and have totaled just 111 yards in the first half.
Brady has 78 yards on 9/18 passing, and had that deep TD pass to Evans taken off the board with a penalty.
The run game has gone for only 33 yards and down by 28 you can't imagine they will have a big impact on this game in the next half.
WE ARE AT THE HALFTIME BREAK AND IT HAS BEEN ALL BROCK PURDY AND THE NINERS!!!
Purdy hooked up with McCaffery on this 31 yard TD pass that was reviewed for about 20 minutes, but the refs finally deemed he had possession and got his two feet down.
Let's just take you back on everything Purdy has done today. He drove the Niners down the field on their first possession and Deebo Samuel took it to the house for the day's first points.
Purdy with a pump fake and waited until the last minute to release that pass to Aiyuk who was wide open in the end zone!!! WHAT A DEBUT FOR BROCK PURDY!!!
He's got 185 yards and 2 TDs in his first start of his young NFL career!
Purdy was picked on his pass over the middle by Nelson, but a holding call on the defense will give the Niners a free first down!
1st and 10 from the TB 32.
Purdy back to McCaffery over the middle and that pass goes for 7 yards.
3rd and 3 from the TB 37.
Purdy looking for McCaffery on a pass to the right side, but the pass falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the TB 44.
Purdy finds McCloud on the right side for an 11 yard gain and the Niners take a TO with 43 seconds to go.
1st and 10 from the TB 44.
Aiyuk on the comeback route and he spins away from defenders and runs out of bounds after the catch for a gain of 25 yards.
1st and 10 from the SF 45.
McCaffery with a 6 yard gain after the break and that moves the chains and the Niners can start to think about getting some points out of this drive.
1st and 10 from the SF 20.
The Niners start their drive with McCaffery on the ground and he gets 5 yards to take us to the Two Minute Warning.
2nd and 5 coming up after the break.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!
Brady's passes are incomplete on third down to Godwin, and then on fourth down he had Evans in the corner of the end zone, but he just under threw the pass.
The Niners take over from the 9 yards line with 2:29 to go in the half.
After the big play, Brady found Jones for 9 yards, and then White was dropped for a loss of 2.
3rd and 2 coming up from the SF 9.
Brady finds Godwin over the middle on a deep shot for 32 yards.
1st and 10 from the SF 17.
White up the middle for a gain of 2 yards to move the chians.
1st and 10 from the SF 49.
Brady finds White for a gain of two yards, to make it 3rd and short from the TB 39.
After the fumble, White takes it up the middle for a seven yard gain on first down.
2nd and 3 from the TB 47.
Deebo got carted off the field, in tears and looks like this isn't an injury that will keep him out for just today
Samuel made the catch and tried to turn it up field and lost control of the ball, but more concerning for the Niners is Samuel stays on the ground and looks to have suffered a knee injury.
TB take over with 5 minutes left in the half.
Purdy on the short pass to Juszczyk out of the back field for a gain of one.
2nd and 9 from the TB 43.
Great block from Trent Williams on the pitch to McCaffery and that opened up room for a 13 yard gain and a first down.
1st and 10 from the TB 44.
After the Bucs jumped offside, McCaffery takes it four yards on a run to the left side.
3rd and 1 coming up for the Niners from the SF 43.
Purdy and the Niners start their drive from the 34, looking to add to the lead again before the halftime break.
Purdy looking for Aiyuk on the in route but that pass hits the dirt.
2nd and 10 from the SF 34.
After the Bucs take their second timeout, Brady looks to Godwin over the middle and Godwin couldn't make the catch. He had a great chance at it, but couldn't make the snag.
4th and 10 and the Bucs go three and out for a third straight time.
Brady looking to the right side for Jones, and that short out route goes for 4 yards.
3rd and 6 from the TB 30.
The Bucs take over from the TB 26 and Brady's pass is incomplete to Godwin on first down.
2nda and 10 form the 26.
McCaffery's catch stands after the review and the Niners are in blow out mode today! Purdy is 9/11 for 1 TD and 109 yards.
San Fran lead 21-0 with 7:49 to go in the game.
Purdy with a perfect pass to McCaffery out of the back field and it looked like a TD, but the play is going to review to see if the RB got both feet down and kept possession the entire time.
McCaffery gets 4 yards on the run to the left side.
3rd and 5 from the TB 27.
San Fran going to the bag of tricks, but the reverse to Samuel goes for just a yard.
2nd and 9 fro the TB 31.
QB sneak from Purdy and that will move the chians after a short gain on 3rd and 1.
1st and 10 from the TB 33.
Purdy off the roll out and finds Juszczyk for a 6 yard gain.
3rd and 1 from the TB 33.
McCaffery on the run to the left side and he picks up 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the TB 39.
Samuel was there as the Purdy's last option and Samuel takes it 10 yards to move the chains on the catch and run.
1st and 10 form the TB 42.
PUrdy looking like Patrick Mahomes on the first play of the drive, and he dips out of a tackle in the back field and hits Aiyuk on the 19 yard gain!!!
1st and 10 form the SF 47.
Brady looking for Evans on the crossing pass over the middle and that pass was batted down at the line.
The Bucs go three and out again and will punt it back to the Niners. They are in danger of letting this game get out of control with a San Fran TD on this drive.
Brady finds White out of the backfield and that pass play goes 4 yards, but the Bucs are looking at 3rd and medium.
3rd and 3 from the TB 25.
Brady and the Bucs start the drive from their 18 and on first down he finds Godwin in the flat for a short gain of 3 yards.
2nd and 7 from the TB 21.
The Niners double their advantage and Purdy has his first TD run in the NFL. He looked good doing it too. Breaking tackles and walking into the end zone.
On the first play of the second quarter Purdy drops back, reads the defense and tucks and runs for 3 yard TD!!!
Niners are all over the Bucs 14-0 early in the second quarter.
McCaffery is stopped for a loss of one on 1st and Goal and that will be the final play of the first quarter.
2nd and Goal from the TB 2 coming up out of the quarter change.
Purdy rolling right and looking for Kieft in the back of the end zone, but the pass was batted down. A late flat flew for Pass Interference and the NIners will get it at the 1 yard line.
1st and Goal from the 1 coming up.
McCaffery gets the pitch to the right side and is stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
3rd and 1 from the TB 8.
Pass to the flat for Samueld and he crunches over a defender and falls for a 9 yard gain on first down.
2nd and 1 from the TB 8.
McCaffery with back to back 13 yard gains to move the Niners inside the TB 20.
1st and 10 from the TB 17.
San Fran begins their drive from their 38 and Purdy escapes the rush and finds Kittle for a 15 yard connection of first down.
1st and 10 from the TB 47.
The Bucs go conservative on 3rd and long and Fournette gets 8 yards but that' not even close to the marker.
4th and 10 and TB will punt after a three and out.
Brady looking for Fournette out of the backfield but he couldn't make the catch.
3rd and 18 from the TB 22.
Brady hit Evans for a 68 yard TD pass, but its coming back! A holding call on Smith will take those points off the board and back the Bucs up to the TB 22.
2nd and 18 coming up.
TB start their drive from the 30 yard line after the punt, and Fournette gets the hand off for a gain of 2 on first down.
2nd and 8 from the TB 32.
Samuel gets the pass to the flat and takes it 6 yards but that will bring the drive to a close after the holding call interputted that drive.
Niners will punt on 4th and long.
Purdy had all kinds of time and tucked and ran it and might have got the first down, but a holding call will bring that play back.
3rd and 21 from the SF 34.
McCaffery is swallowed up for a loss of one and the Niners will have 3rd and long.
3rd and 11 from the SF 44.
Here comes Purdy and the Niners, starting their drive from their 45 yard line.
Purdy looking for Kittle on the TE screen, but overshot the pass and Kittle had blockers. Big play chance goes to waste right there.
2nd and 10 from the SF 45.
MISSED FIELD GOAL!!!
Succop tried a career high 55 yard field goal and pushed it wayyyyyy right!
San Fran will have the ball with great field position after the miss.
San Fran brought the pressure on third down and got to Brady. He was able to get rid of the ball, but that ball landed in no man's land.
4th and 9 from the SF 37 and the Bucs are thinking about the field goal
Brady's pass that would have picked up a first down to Jones hit off the receivers hands and falls incomplete.
3rd and 9 from the SF 37.
Fournette up the middle for a gain of a yard, maybe on first down.
2nd and 9 from the SF 37.
Brady over the middle with plenty of time, and he hits Kieft over the middle for 11 yards.
1st and 10 from the SF 38.
Brady looks to Gage on the right side and he makes the catch right at the marker to pick up the first down.
1st and 10 from the SF 49.
White up the middle for a gain of six yards.
2nd and 4 from the TB 47.
Brady drops back looking Evans, but that pass falls incomplete as the pressure came. Brady is going to be under pressure all game long and will be throwing off his back foot most of the afternoon. Will his arm hold up?
2nd and 10 from the TB 41.
Brady off the play fake and finds Fournette on the screen pass for a first down connection of 9 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 41.
Brady and the Bucs start their drive from the 23 and White takes the first down run for a gain of 9 yards.
2nd and 1 from the TB 32.
Samuel hasn't been to productive on the ground this year, but with Purdy under center it's all hands on deck for the Niners.
Samuel on the end around and he does a tap dance down the right sideline for a 13 yard TD on the opening drive of the game!
Perfect start for the Niners who lead 7-0 after two and a half minutes.
McCaffery busts one up the middle on first down and picks up 21 yards after breaking through a few tackles
1st and 10 from the TB 13.
First down Purdy! First down Niners! He finds Kittle again, this time over the middle for 14 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 34.
Play action roll out to the right side and he finds Kittle for three yards.
3rd and 7 from the Midfield.
Purdy looking for Samuel on the short pass from the backfield, but the throw came in a little behind him.
2nd and 10 from the SF 48.
Purdy is leveled by Neal on the first play of the game, but a flag flies for a helmet to helmet hit.
1st and 10 from the SF 48.
WE ARE UNDERWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO!!!
The Niners will get the ball to start the game and they start their first drive at the 33 after a nice return from McCloud.
He comes Brock Purdy, leading this offense as a starter for the first time in his rookie year.
According to Bet365.com the Niners are 3.5 point favorites and the Over/Under is set at 38.5.
I'm taking the Bucs tonight. I think they come in riding that wave of momentum from last week's win. And lets be honest, are we really going to take a rookie who was the last pick in the draft against a seven time Super Bowl Winner?
Purdy damn good
Brock Purdy gets his first start of his young NFL career today, and he will have to go up against one of the top defenses in the league. The 2022 Mr. Irrelevant is now under center for one of the favorites to reach the Super Bowl in the NFC. Mr. Purdy, welcome to the spot light, it's your time to shine.
The Bucs and the Niners come into today as the leaders of their division, and both teams can give themselves a little more of a cushion with a win at Levi. The Niners still have a chance at a Wild Card spot even if they don't win the NFC West, but the Bucs are going to have to win the NFC South to reach the post season.
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NIners back at Levi
The game tonight will technically be the Niners fifth straight home game. It’s true they went to Mexico City to play the Arizona Cardinals, but that seemed like just as much of a home game as when they play at Levi Stadium. Tonight George Kittle and Deebo Samuel know that they will be carrying an extra burden with Brock Purdy under center against one of the top defenses in the league.
Bucs are in the building
Was last week’s comeback division win against the Saints what the Bucs needed to ignite their season? They have been sputtering all season, and the offense is the reason for their struggles but you have to think that Tom Brady can’t be shut down all year long. Is today the day? It won’t be easy against one of the top defensive units in the league.
Another Brady comeback last week
Tom Brady and the Bucs took 57 minutes to get into the end zone against the Saints last week, but by the time Cade Otton caught the first TB TD it seemed like the Buccaneers were out of time. A three and out that took less than 30 seconds off the clock set up a game winning drive for Tampa Bay and Brady. Brady was on the money in the final drive and hit Rachaad White in the end zone with three seconds left to complete the late 13 point comeback.
49ers last week
San Fran suffered a devastating blow last week when they saw Jimmy G get carted off the field with a season ending injury against the Dolphins. Garoppolo was the second Niners quarterback to be ruled out for the season, but the Niners didn’t seem to flinch after seeing their QB1 go down. After giving up a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, the Niners settled down and took control of the game under third string QB Brock Purdy. The SF defense forced four turnovers and Purdy passed for two TDs and 210 yards in his debut game for the Niners.
We are live from San Fran
Hello everyone and welcome to San Francisco where two teams that seem destined for the playoffs will give us a potential postseason preview today from the Bay Area. The Niners have been rolling over the last month and come into today riding a five game win streak after taking down the Miami Dolphins in an interconference clash of the titans last week. The Bucs are back at .500 after their dramatic win over the Saints last Monday Night, but it has been far from a pretty season for Tom Brady and the Bucs.
Bucs vs. Niners
Two division leaders go toe-to-toe from San Francisco this afternoon as the Niners and the Bucs prepare for battle in one of the games of Week 14. AS English will be with you all game long, providing live coverage, stats, highlights and analysis of today’s showdown from Levi Stadium.