San Francisco 49ers

49ers Report Card: Week 15

REPORT CARD

Offense: The offense runs hot and cold throughout the game, but the 49ers score points when they need them – at the end of the half and in the fourth quarter when, after the Buccaneers pulled to within six, they went on a 17-play field-goal drive. Grade: B

Defense: Tampa Bay has two long touchdown drives that come mainly through the air. Other than that, the defense is dominant. The 49ers are two games away from going a full season without letting an opposing rusher reach 100 yards. Grade: A-

Special teams: The coverage units have been solid all season and are rewarded when Kendall Hunter pounces on a fumbled kickoff return in the end zone. Meanwhile, Phil Dawson has now hit 23 straight field goals and counting. Grade: A

Overall: The 49ers avoid being ensnared by a ‘trap game’ following an emotional win over Seattle, and and they take a big step toward their third consecutive playoff berth. Better yet: They’re on a roll with two weeks to go. Grade: A

– Matthew Barrows


SUMMARY

49ers 33, Buccaneers 14

49ers 7 10 3 13 33
Tampa Bay 0 7 0 7 14

First quarter

49ers—Crabtree 4 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 7:05. Drive: 11 plays, 62 yards, 6:56. Key plays: Gore 13 run; Kaepernick 17 run on third and 8; Kaepernick 5 pass to Miller on third and 3. 49ers 7, Tampa Bay 0.

Second quarter

49ers—FG Dawson 47, 6:12. Drive: 9 plays, 28 yards, 4:45. Key plays: Gore 10 run; Kaepernick 25 pass to Boldin on third and 15. 49ers 10, Tampa Bay 0.

49ers—V. Davis 52 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 1:47. Drive: 5 plays, 81 yards, 1:52. Key plays: Kaepernick 12 pass to Crabtree; Kaepernick 15 pass to V. Davis. 49ers 17, Tampa Bay 0.

TB—Jackson 11 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick), :29. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 1:18. Key plays: Leonard 12 run; Glennon 26 pass to Wright; Whitner 12-yard unnecessary-roughness penalty. 49ers 17, Tampa Bay 7.

Third quarter

49ers—FG Dawson 43, 7:51. Drive: 8 plays, 19 yards, 2:59. Key plays: Kaepernick 7 pass to Boldin on third and 4; Gore 10 run. 49ers 20, Tampa Bay 7.

Fourth quarter

TB—Wright 24 pass from Glennon (Lindell kick), 14:54. Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 4:01. Key plays: Glennon 16 pass to Jackson; Glennon 11 pass to Jackson; Glennon 8 pass to Owusu on third and 1. 49ers 20, Tampa Bay 14.

49ers—FG Dawson 21, 4:27. Drive: 17 plays, 77 yards, 10:27. Key plays: Kaepernick 14 pass to Crabtree on third and 12; Gore 12 run; Kaepernick 10 run on third and 6; Kaepernick 10 pass to Miller. 49ers 23, Tampa Bay 14.

49ers—Hunter fumble recovery in end zone (Dawson kick), 4:21. 49ers 30, Tampa Bay 14.

49ers—FG Dawson 35, 2:49. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 0:55. Key play: Gained possession on downs at Tampa Bay 26. 49ers 33, Tampa Bay 14.

A—64,142.

TEAM STATISTICS SF TB
FIRST DOWNS 22 13
Rushing 11 3
Passing 11 8
Penalty 0 2
THIRD DOWN EFF 6-15 1-10
FOURTH DOWN EFF 0-0 0-2
TOTAL NET YARDS 376 183
Total Plays 71 50
Avg Gain 5.3 3.7
NET YARDS RUSHING 187 39
Rushes 40 12
Avg per rush 4.7 3.3
NET YARDS PASSING 189 144
Sacked-Yds lost 2-14 4-35
Gross-Yds passing 203 179
Completed-Att. 19-29 18-34
Had Intercepted 0 1
Yards-Pass Play 6.1 3.8
KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB 8-6-3 3-2-1
PUNTS-Avg. 4-43.3 7-47.7
Punts blocked 0 0
FGs-PATs blocked 0-0 0-0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 80 92
Punt Returns 5-51 1-9
Kickoff Returns 2-29 5-83
Interceptions 1-0 0-0
PENALTIES-Yds 8-62 4-32
FUMBLES-Lost 2-0 1-1
TIME OF POSSESSION 39:50 20:10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—49ers, Gore 22-86, Hunter 8-40, Kaepernick 7-39, James 2-22, Boldin 1-0. Tampa Bay, Rainey 11-27, Leonard 1-12.

PASSING—49ers, Kaepernick 19-29-0-203. Tampa Bay, Glennon 18-34-1-179.

RECEIVING—49ers, V. Davis 5-79, Crabtree 5-45, Miller 4-26, Boldin 3-43, Celek 1-8, Manningham 1-2. Tampa Bay, Wright 7-82, Jackson 5-58, Owusu 3-21, Underwood 2-15, Rainey 1-3.

PUNT RETURNS—49ers, James 5-51. Tampa Bay, Page 1-9.

KICKOFF RETURNS—49ers, James 1-23, Dixon 1-6. Tampa Bay, Page 3-60, S. Larsen 1-17, Lorig 1-6.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS—49ers, Willis 6-0-1, Brock 5-0-0, A. Smith 4-0-2, Bowman 4-0-0, Reid 3-0-0, J. Smith 2-0-1, Brooks 2-0-0, Rogers 2-0-0, Jerod-Eddie 1-1-0, Dixon 1-0-0, Hunter 1-0-0, Lemonier 1-0-0, Spillman 1-0-0, Ventrone 1-0-0, Wilhoite 1-0-0, Dobbs 0-1-0, R. McDonald 0-1-0, Whitner 0-1-0. Tampa Bay, Watson 10-2-0, David 9-1-0, Gholston 5-3-0, Tandy 5-0-0, Goldson 4-1-0, Revis 4-1-0, Foster 3-4-0, Banks 3-0-0, Spence 3-0-0, McCoy 2-1-1, Hayward 2-1-0, Barron 2-0-0, Johnson 2-0-0, Clayborn 1-1-1, Hill 1-0-0, Landri 1-0-0, S. Larsen 1-0-0, Leonard 1-0-0, McCray 1-0-0, Means 1-0-0, Owusu 1-0-0, Te’o-Nesheim 1-0-0.

INTERCEPTIONS—49ers, Reid 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

OFFICIALS—Referee Scott Green, Ump Bruce Stritesky, HL Tom Stabile, LJ Michael Spanier, FJ Boris Cheek, SJ Larry Rose, BJ Scott Helverson, Replay Mark Burns.

Time: 3:07.

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