Matchup: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-5)
Where: Monster Park in San Francisco, California
When: Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 4:15 p.m. ET
VegasInsider.com Spread: Bucs by 11
TV Announcers: Craig Shemon and Dale Hellestrae
Radio: US 103.5, flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
Radio Announcers: Gene Deckerhoff and Scott Brantley
Last Week: The San Francisco 49ers were handed a 52-7 loss by the hometown Washington Redskins. The 49ers defense allowed Redskins QB Mark Brunell to complete 13-of-20 passes for 252 yards and toss three touchdowns, including two to TE Mike Sellers. ‘Skins WR Santana Moss hauled in five passes for 112 yards and a touchdown while RB Clinton Portis rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. San Francisco rookie QB Alex Smith completed 8-of-16 passes for 92 yards and threw an interception. Rookie RB Frank Gore rushed nine times for 89 yards, including a 72-yarder for a touchdown. Running back Kevan Barlow carried the ball 14 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. San Francisco allowed Smith to be sacked three times.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off their bye week.
Covers.com Injury Report: Bucs: DE Simeon Rice (leg), LB Derrick Brooks (hamstring) and S Jermaine Phillips (thumb) are probable. RB Cadillac Williams (foot/hamstring) is questionable, and S Dexter Jackson (hamstring) is out.
49ers: C Jeremy Newberry (knee), T Patrick Estes (ankle) and WR Brandon Lloyd (back/hip) are probable. WR Arnaz Battle (knee) and QB Alex Smith (knee) are questionable, and T Jonas Jennings (shoulder) and WR Otis Amey (ankle) are doubtful. CB Ahmed Plummer (ankle) and LB Saleem Rasheed (knee) are out.
The Last Time These Two Teams Met: Tampa Bay and San Francisco last clashed in November of the 2004 season. The Bucs defended their home turf by sending the 49ers back to San Francisco with a 35-3 loss.
Bucs-49ers Series: Tampa Bay is 3-13 all-time in the regular season vs. the San Francisco 49ers. The Bucs are just 1-9 all-time in regular season games played in San Francisco. The Bucs have won three of their last four meetings vs. the 49ers.
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