Week 5 (2.0) Bucs @ 49ers

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  1. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

    Aug 30, 2011
    San Francisco 49ers 31 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24

    San Francisco, CA

    The 49ers came into this game riding high at 4-0, and maybe this was the sort of game the 49ers would overlook as the Bucs came in 0-4. The 49ers did not look sharp all game, but the running of Frank Gore saved them once again and they escaped Candlestick with a narrow victory.

    In the first quarter, the Niners forced the Bucs to punt on the first possession, and just a couple plays later, Frank Gore ran by everyone, right up the middle, on his way to a 72 yard TD run to open up the scoring. The teams exchanged punts after that, and the 1st quarter would end with the Niners up 7-0. The Bucs worked their way downfield and kicked a FG early in the 2nd quarter to cut the lead to 7-3, and on the 49ers next possession, Kaepernick threw an INT and it set the Bucs up with a 1st and goal at the Niners 10 yard line. On the Bucs 2nd play, Josh Freeman found Mike Williams in the endzone to give the Bucs the lead at 10-7. The 49ers then took their time, driving down field, mixing up the pass and run, but were stalled at the Bucs 5 yard line and had to settle for an Akers FG to tie it up. On the Bucs next play from scrimmage, LeGarrette Blount burst through the middle, breaking 2 tackles and running 75 yards for the TD. Shortly after that, the niners found their drive deep in the Tampa part of the field, and Kaepernick ran it in from 2 yards out to tie it up at 17 before halftime.
    In the 2nd half, the Niners took the opening kickoff and drove down field, then Kaepernick found Crabtree on a 5 yard slant to put the 49ers up 24-17. That is where we stood up until 2+ minutes left in the 4th quarter, when Blount found the endzone again, this time from 30 yards out, to tie the game back up at 24. The 49ers played it rather conservatively at first, handing the ball off to Frank Gore on the first two plays, but the second run play, Gore broke free and ran it to mid field to give the 49ers the shot at the win. The niners eventually worked their way into the redzone, forcing Tampa to use all of their timeouts, then Frank Gore ran it in from 3 yards out to give us the final score of 31-24. Tampa would throw some deep hail mary's (I mean like 70 yards in the air, into the endzone), but as time ran out Kellen Winslow couldn't haul in a tipped ball that would have tied the game.


    C. Kaepernick (SF) - 18/29 for 203 yards 1 TD 1 INT
    J. Freeman (TB) - 11/19 for 133 yards 1 TD 1 INT

    F. Gore (SF) - 25 for 253 yards 2 TD's
    L. Blount (TB) - 22 for 165 yards 2 TD's

    V. Davis (SF) - 6 for 75 yards
    M. Crabtree (SF) - 5 for 32 yards 1 TD
    M. Williams (TB) - 4 for 46 yards 1 TD

    Player of the Game:
    Frank Gore

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