This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 12 road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
9:48 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- WR Marquise Goodwin.
- WR Pierre Garcon.
- RB Alfred Morris.
- LB Reuben Foster.
- OG Joshua Garnett.
- OT Shon Coleman.
- NT D.J. Jones.
10:01 The 49ers win the coin toss and defer. The Bucs will receive the opening kickoff.
10:05 Earl Mitchell tackles RB Peyton Barber for no gain on third and 1, and the Bucs go three and out.
10:08 Matt Breida runs for 33 yards on the first play of the drive. Then, Nick Mullens fumbles as he gets sacked. Mike McGlinchey recovers. Then, Mullens takes a big hit from an unblocked rusher while throwing an incomplete deep pass to Kendrick Bourne. Then, Mullens takes a vicious shot while throwing incomplete on third and 15. The 49ers punt. The passing offense does not seem prepared.
10:16 On third and eight, Mike Evans runs right by Richard Sherman and makes a 42-yard catch up the right sideline. Sherman looked like he was wearing boots and running in sand. Three plays later, Jaquiski Tartt gives up a six-yard touchdown catch to tight end Cameron Brate. The Bucs lead 7-0.
10:22 Dante Pettis runs a three-yard shallow cross on third-and-7, Mullens misses Pettis with a high throw and the 49ers go three and out. Mullens has not completed a pass.
10:26 Jimmie Ward is out for the rest of the game with a forearm injury.
10:27 DeForest Buckner sacks Jameis Winston for an eight-yard loss. Two plays later, the Bucs punt from their eight-yard line. But, the 49ers commit a holding penalty during the return, so they will start at their 30. Essentially a 19-yard penalty.
10:33 On second and 10, Mike McGlinchey whiffs a block, falls down and allows defensive end Carl Nassib to tackle Matt Breida for a six-yard loss. The 49ers punt two plays later. The Bucs will take over at their 13.
10:45 Bucs center Ryan Jensen hits a player after the play and gets a 15-yard personal foul. The Bucs are so undisciplined. They punt a few plays later.
10:58 Mullens throws a 13-yard touchdown pass to Pettis on second-and-10. Pettis lined up in the slot and beat cornerback Carlton Davis.
10:59 Robbie Gould misses the extra point. The 49ers trail 7-6.
11:11 Cario Santo makes a 40-yard field goal, and the Bucs lead 10-6.
11:22 Kyle Juszczyk commits a false start, the Mullens takes a sack, then Weston Richburg steps on Mullens’ foot and Mullens falls down and takes another sack. Every play is a battle for the 49ers offense. No crispness in the execution. Inexcusable coming off a bye week.
11:29 Santos makes a 39-yard field goal. The Bucs lead 13-6 at halftime.
12:02 The 49ers put together a beautiful drive to open the second half. They drive the ball all the way to the Bucs 1-yard line. On second and goal from the 1, Breida runs for no gain. On third and goal, Mullens sneaks for no gain. Kyle Shanahan challenges the play, but the ruling is upheld. On fourth and goal, George Kittle commits a false start. So the 49ers kick a field goal. They trail 13-9.
12:08 On second and five from the 49ers 36, Ahkello Witherspoon commits a 23-yard pass interference penalty against DeSean Jackson. Two plays later, Peyton Barber scores a two-yard rushing touchdown, and the Bucs lead 20-9.
12:10 Just think, the Niners had a bye week plus a regular week to get ready for this masterpiece theater presentation.
12:22 On third and 13 from the Bucs 40, Mullens throws an incomplete pass to Kittle running a deep out route. The 49ers punt. They have converted just one of seven third downs. Poor situational offense.
12:33 On second and 12 from the 49ers 28, Winston rolls to his right and throws back to his left to Adam Humphries, who is wide open. He makes the catch and outruns the 49ers defense to the end zone. The Bucs lead 27-9.
12:40 Bucs rookie nose tackle Vita Vea runs through Joe Staley and sacks Mullens on second and 20. The 49ers go three and out. Embarrassing offensive performance against one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
12:46 On third and 7, Winston hits DeSean Jackson in the feet with an incomplete pass. Those two have zero chemistry. The Bucs punt.
12:51 On first and 10 from the Bucs 26, Mullens throws into double coverage and gets intercepted in the end zone. His passer rating is 66.9.
1:01 The Bucs kill five minutes off the clock and punt the ball to the 49ers with 3:12 left.
1:08 Mullens throws a pass behind Kittle and gets intercepted. Bad game from Mullens and the entire team. The Bucs win 27-9. Stay tuned for my grades and postgame Periscope report.