Bucs-49ers Preview

January 10 – The 11-6 San Francisco 49ers will invade Raymond James Stadium Sunday to play against the 12-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the playoffs. PewterReport.com has the Bucs-49ers preview.

MATCHUP: San Francisco 49ers (11-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4)

WHERE: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

WHEN: Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

TELEVISION: FOX

RADIO: WQYK, Flagship station (99.5 FM, 1010 AM)

TV ANNOUNCERS: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Chris Collinsworth

RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley

LAST WEEK: The San Francisco 49ers overcame a 24-point second half deficit to down the visiting New York Giants, 39-38. It was the second-biggest comeback in NFL post-season history.

Tampa Bay finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and with the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff race, which gave the Buccaneers a first-round bye in the playoffs.

THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and San Francisco met in the 1997 regular season opener for both teams. The Buccaneers pulled off a stunning 13-6 upset in that contest, which just happened to be 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci's debut as San Francisco's head coach.

BUCS-49ERS SERIES: Tampa Bay is 2-12 against San Francisco all-time in the regular season, including 1-4 in Tampa.

BUCS AT HOME IN THE PLAYOFFS: Tampa Bay hasn't hosted a home playoff game since January of 2000. The Bucs downed the Redskins in that contest, 14-13. The Bucs are 3-1 all-time at home in the playoffs.


Want to sound off on this topic? You can talk about it now with dozens of other Buc fans on the PewterReport.com Red Message Boards and/or you can talk about it with fans and the PewterReport.com insiders in the PewterReport.com Chat Room on Wednesday nights from 9-10 PM.

Looking for the largest selection of Bucs merchandise on the internet? Check out BucGear.com.


Become an Bucs insider today with a subscription to Pewter Report. You can also become a subscriber to Pewter Report by calling 1-800-881-BUCS(2827).

All PewterReport.com photos are courtesy of Pewter Report director of photography Cliff Welch unless otherwise noted.


Bucs Blitz Top Stories