BUCCANEERS: Offense has surrendered NFL-low 2 sacks this season & ranks 2nd in league with 78.6 redzone TD pct (14 trips, 11 TDs)……Head coach JON GRUDEN makes return to Bay area after spending 1998-01 with Oak. Spent 1990 as offensive asst. with SF……QB BRAD JOHNSON had 140.0 passer rating vs. Redskins (22 of 30, 268 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs) & has multiple TD passes in 11 of past 14 games, including playoffs. Has 0 INTs in 13 of past 21. Posted career-high 471 yards passing (32 of 47, 2 TDs, 1 INT) vs. 49ers on 12/26/99 (w/Wash)……RB MICHAEL PITTMAN averaging career-high tying 4.5 yards per carry……WR KEYSHAWN JOHNSON has 278 receptions with Bucs & needs 2 to pass JIMMIE GILES (279) for 4th in club history. Had 9 receptions for 126 yards & 2 TDs on 9/6/98 in only career start vs. SF (w/Jets)……DE SIMEON RICE tied franchise record & posted career-high with 4.0 sacks last week. Has 37.5 sacks in past 31 games, including playoffs. DT WARREN SAPP had 2.0 sacks vs. Redskins……LB DERRICK BROOKS scored 7th-career TD on 44-yard INT return last week……49ERS: QB JEFF GARCIA has 14,821 career passing yards & needs 179 to become fastest player in team history to reach 15,000. Has 1,398 career rushing yards & needs 102 for 1,500 career. Has started 59 consecutive games, longest streak by QB in team history……RB GARRISON HEARST has 15 100-yard games with SF & club is 14-1 (.933) in those contests. Seeks 1st career 100 vs. Bucs. Rushed for 62 yards, including 6-yard TD run last week……WR TERRELL OWENS needs TD catch to join JERRY RICE (176) as only players in franchise history with 75. WR TAI STREETS leads club with 3 TD catches & has 24 receptions for 324 yards……Defense ties for NFL lead with 19 sacks (NYJ) while club holds opponents to 4.8 yards per PR, 2nd-lowest in NFL……DE CHIDI AHANOTU had 1st sack with 49ers last week. Spent 1993-00 with Bucs, playing in 113 games with 104 starts & totaling 31 sacks……S TONY PARRISH had INT last week, his 2nd of season.
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