This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 7 home game against the Buccaneers. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
11:43 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
- RB Carlos Hyde
- QB Christian Ponder
- CB Marcus Cromartie
- OT John Theus
- TE Je’Ron Hamm
- DT Glenn Dorsey
11:44 Here are the Bucs’ inactives:
- QB Ryan Griffin
- RB Doug Martin
- CB Johnthan Banks
- OT Leonard Wester
- OG Caleb Benenoch
- DE Robert Ayers
- DT Clinton McDonald
11:45 Click here to read my preview of this afternoon’s game.
1:02 The Buccaneers win the toss and choose to defer.
1:09 Colin Kaepernick rips a 24-yard pass down the middle of the field to Vance McDonald. Two plays later, Mike Davis runs into the end zone from four yards out. 7-0 Niners.
1:17 Quinton Dial stops Bucs’ RB Peyton Barber for no gain on fourth-and-1 from midfield.
1:21 Kaepernick throws two incomplete passes outside the numbers and the Niners go three-and-out.
1:28 Jameis Winston completes a 12-yard pass on third-and-13, but this time the Bucs choose to punt on fourth-and-1 at midfield. After the punt, Niners’ ball at their 13-yard line.
1:35 DuJuan Harris runs the ball the first-four plays of the drive and gains 31 yards. Then the Niners take him out, the offense goes backward and the team punts a few plays later. Harris is the best running back on the team. He should play every down.
1:39 On third-and-5, Winston throws a pass that is tipped by Tramaine Brock and intercepted by Gerald Hodges, who returns the interception to the Bucs’ 17.
1:42 On first-and-10, Kaepernick scrambles to his left and throws a wobbler to Shaun Draughn for a 17-yard touchdown. 14-0 Niners with eight seconds left in the first quarter.
1:47 The Bucs return the kickoff six yards. They have played an incredibly sloppy game.
1:59 On second-and-goal from the 4, Winston steps up in the pocket and throws a touchdown pass to Mike Evans, who was being covered loosely by Nick Bellore. Hmmm. 14-7 Niners. That was an 11-play, 94-yard drive.
2:08 Colin Kaepernick throws a pass outside the numbers to his left and gets picked off. Classic.
2:12 Winston mouths off to the official on fourth-and-1 from the 49ers’ 5-yard line. 15-yard penalty. The Bucs kick a field goal on the next play. 14-10 Niners.
2:19 On third-and-3, Kaepernick stares down his primary receiver, Rod Streater, and almost throws interception No. 2. After the punt, Bucs’ ball a their 23 with 2:34 left in the half.
2:28 On third-and-9 from the Niners’ 19, Rashard Robinson gives up a touchdown catch to Russell Shepard while Eric Reid covers no one. 17-14 Bucs, who get the ball to start the second half.
2:34 Kaepernick throws a two-yard pass to Draughn who runs out of bounds with 22 seconds left on third-and-8. What was the thinking behind that play?
2:52 On third-and-7, Winston steps up in the pocket and runs into Aaron Lynch. Sack. Winston had a running back open on the right for the first down.
2:52 On the punt, Aaron Burbridge runs into Jeremy Kerley as he tries to make a fair catch and causes a fumble. Bucs’ ball at the Niners’ 36.
2:55 Winston throws an incomplete pass on third-and-4 from the Niners’ 19, and the Bucs make a 37-yard field goal on the next play. 20-14 Bucs.
3:04 On third-and-12, the 49ers’ deer in the headlights playing quarterback takes a sack and fumbles. The Bucs recover.
3:06 Arik Armstead hurts his shoulder and leaves the game on the first play of the Bucs’ drive.
3:11 On third-and-3 from the 49ers’ 5, Winston rolls to his left and hits Mike Evans who beats Rashard Robinson for a touchdown catch. 27-14 Niners. That’s the second touchdown catch Robinson has given up today. Some people may have anointed him too soon.
3:19 Brent Grimes breaks up a pass intended for Aaron Burbridge on third-and-10, and the Niners punt.
3:28 Now Rashard Robinson is hurt. He seems to get to hurt a lot. Three times in seven games.
3:31 And now Aaron Lynch is hurt. I think this team has officially quit on this game and this season.
3:36 And now Nick Bellore is injured. How many 49ers want to keep playing?
3:37 The Bucs miss a 50-yard field goal, giving the 49ers the break they need.
3:52 On third-and-goal from the 10, Kaepernick throws a pass outside the numbers to his left and almost gets intercepted. Then Phil Dawson makes a 28-yard field goal attempt. 27-17 Bucs.
4:04 On first-and-10 from the Niners’ 44, the Bucs push DeForest Buckner right out of the play and Peyton Barber runs 44 yard untouched for the touchdown. 34-17 Bucs. Buckner is a bad football player.
4:07 Kaepernick throws the ball away on third-and-14, then the 49ers punt. Then the Bucs fumble the punt and recover it at their 30.