The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who brought a three-game winning streak at Raymond James Stadium into Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, fought and clawed for 60 minutes to keep that home dominance alive. In the end, the improvisational brilliance of QB Colin Kaepernick proved just a bit too much as the playoff-bound 49ers escaped with a 19 point victory.
Indeed, “escape” was the relevant word, as Kaepernick consistently scrambled away from Buccaneer pressure and either moved the chains with his feet or threw downfield on the run. Kaepernick ran for 42 yards and helped San Francisco convert six of 14 third down tries while also completing 19 of 29 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns.
Glennon also led an 80-yard touchdown drive just before halftime, culminating in an 11-yard strike to WR
Tampa Bay, which will finish the season with road games in St. Louis and New Orleans, dropped to 4-10 on the season, though it has won four of its last six. The 49ers improved to 10-4.