Another new coach in Tampa and another potential false dawn.  For all the hopes and expectations, Bruce Arians’ debut was a forgettable one as Jameis Winston threw a pair of pick sixes and an afternoon of penalties, mistakes and turnovers led to a home loss to the 49ers.   Even Vernon Hargreaves’ early touchdown and the emergence of second-year back Ronald Jones could not brighten what was supposed to be a new beginning for all concerned.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING BUCS: Jones 13-75, Barber 8-33, Winston 5-13. 49ERS: Mostert 9-40, Breida 15-37, Coleman 6-23, Garrapolo 2-(-2). PASSING BUCS: Winston 36-20-194-3-1. 49ERS: Garrapolo 27-18-166-1-1. RECEIVING BUCS: Ogunbowale 4-33, Howard 4-32, Godwin 3-53, Evans 2-28, Barber 2-12, Perriman 2-10, Brate 2-8, Jones 1-18. 49ERS: Kittle 8-54, Samuel 3-17, Coleman 2-33, James 1-39, Bourne 1-9, Goodwin 1-7, Pettis 1-7, Mostert 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS BUCS: Hargreaves 1-15. 49ERS: Sherman 1-31, Witherspoon 1-25, Nzeocha 1-1. KICK RETURNS BUCS: Logan 3-60. 49ERS: None. PUNT RETURNS BUCS: Wilson 1-0. 49ERS: James 0-0. SACKS BUCS: Barrett 1-8. 49ERS: Bosa 1-9, Ford 1-6, Armstead 1-5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17  San Francisco 49ers 31 Sunday 8 September 2019      at Raymond James Stadium
SCORING NO 11:41-1Q Kamara 5 run (Lutz kick) SF 11:08-1Q Gould FG29 TB 8:41-2Q Hargeaves 15 interception return (Gay kick) SF 2:55-2Q Gould FG36 SF 12:31-3Q James 39 pass from Garrapolo (Gould kick) SF 11:44-3Q Sherman 31 interception return (Gould kick) TB 5:43-3Q Godwin 10 pass from Winston (Gay kick) TB 4:47-4Q Gay FG31 SF 2:17-4Q Gould FG47 SF 2:01-4Q Witherspoon 25 interception return (Samuel pass)
STARTERS OFFENSE DEFENSE LT 76 Smith DE 93 Suh LG 74 Marpet DT 50 Vea C 66 Jensen DE 92 Gholston RG 65 Cappa LOLB 58 Barrett RT 69 Dotson LILB 45 White TE 82 Auclair RILB 54 David TE 84 Brate ROLB 94 Nassib WR 13 Evans LCB 28 Hargeaves WR 12 Godwin RCB 33 Davis QB 3 Winston SS 24 Stewart RB 25 Barber FS 31 Whitehead PLAYED 8 Pinion, 9 Gay, 17 Watson, 19 Perriman, 22 Logan, 23 Bucannon, 26 Murphy-Bunting, 27 Jones, 34 Edwards, 35 Dean, 36 Stewart, 44 Ogunbowale, 48 Cichy, 51 Minter, 56 Nunez-Roches, 77 Benenoch, 80 Howard, 85 Wilson, 91 Allen, 97 Triner, 98 Nelson DID NOT PLAY 4 Griffin, 59 Bond, 71 Watford INACTIVES 10 Miller, 11 Gabbert, 21 Evans, 53 Harris, 61 Bailey, 70 Hawkins, 88 Hudson.
COMMENTARY CREW Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber
GAME HIGHLIGHTS Click on the boxes below to view the big plays Vernon Hargreaves’ pick six got the Buccaneer season started with a bang Shaquil Barrett had a devastating sack to stop one 49er drive Chris Godwin had the only offensive touchdown of the day for the Bucs