By The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (4-12) at TAMPA BAY (5-11)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - 49ers by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 5-11, Tampa Bay 7-7-2
SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 17-7
LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat 49ers 27-9, Nov. 25, 2018
AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 24, Buccaneers No. 29
49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (13), PASS (14).
49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (14), PASS (11).
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (29), PASS (1).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (24), PASS (26).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - San Francisco has dominated all-time series, winning 17 of 23 regular-season meetings. Tampa Bay won only playoff matchup during its 2002 Super Bowl run and also took past two regular-season meetings (2016, 2018). .. Niners lost both season openers under coach Kyle Shanahan after winning previous six. ... Niners ranked fourth in NFL last season with 6.61 yards per play on first down. ... San Francisco's George Kittle set record for most yards receiving by tight end with 1,377 last season, including 870 after catch. ... 49ers set records for futility last season with seven takeaways, two INTs. ... San Francisco DE Dee Ford had career-high 13 sacks last season for Kansas City, led NFL with seven forced fumbles and led all edge rushers with 84 total QB pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. ... K Robbie Gould has made 72 of 75 FGs (96%) in two seasons with 49ers, most accurate in NFL in that span. ... San Francisco went 0-8 on road in 2018. ... Bruce Arians debuts as Tampa Bay coach after one year in retirement. Went 58-33-1 in five seasons with Cardinals (2013-2017), plus 12-game stint as Colts interim coach (2012). ... Bucs WR Mike Evans had franchise-record 1,524 receiving yards in 2018, joining Randy Moss and A.J. Green as only players in NFL history with five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin career. ... Bucs' Cameron Brate, Kansas City's Travis Kelcie, Philadelphia's Zach Ertz only TEs with 20-plus TD catches over last three seasons. ... Bucs led league in passing yardage, ranked third in total offense last season. ... QB Jameis Winston entering final year of contract signed as No. 1 overall pick in 2015 draft, earning $20.9 million. ... Bucs have not made playoffs since 2007, second-longest drought in NFL behind Cleveland (2002). ... Bucs debut for DT Ndamukong Suh, who has 58 career sacks. ... Fantasy tip: Coming off season he had year ago, Kittle is must start. Evans, meanwhile, has 212 receiving yards and two TDs in two career games vs. 49ers.
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Updated September 5, 2019