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Buccaneers Defeat 49ers in Week 7

Tampa Bay improved to 3-3 after defeating the 49ers on Sunday.

Pictures from the Buccaneers' Week 7 match-up with the 49ers.

The Buccaneers found themselves in a hole, 14-0, in the first quarter. But from that point on, it was all Tampa Bay as the Bucs rattled off 27 unanswered points to defeat the 49ers, 34-17, on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco.

The Bucs were without Doug Martin, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since Week 2. In his absence, Jacquizz Rodgers picked up his second 100-yard performance in as many games. Rodgers, who was signed by the Buccaneers earlier this season, ran for 154 yards on 26 carries.

As a unit, the Buccaneers rushed for 249 total yards.

Rodgers wasn't the only offensive player to shine for the Buccaneers in their third victory of the season. Mike Evans, who is on pace for a record-breaking season, caught eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Evans averaged 12 yards per catch. Stepping in for an injured Vincent Jackson, Russell Shepard put together a career day at wide receiver, catching five passes for 77 yards and a score.

Jameis Winston put together a strong performance as well, completing 21 of 20 passes for 269 yards and three scores. He finished the game with a passer rating of 117.2.

Heading into their Week 5 game against the Panthers, the Buccaneers found themselves among the league's worst teams in terms of turnover differential. In Weeks 5 and 7, the Bucs turned the tables. In their past two games, they have taken the ball away seven times and given it up just once. The Bucs forced four turnovers against the 49ers and turned it over once themselves.

Kwon Alexander led the Buccaneers in tackles with 10, while Lavonte David picked up eight. Bradley McDougald recorded the Bucs' only interception while Gerald McCoy, Will Gholston Noah Spence and Jude Adjei-Barimah each recorded sacks.

The Buccaneers will return to Raymond James Stadium next weekend to take on the Oakland Raiders.

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