Sports

Buccaneers v 49ers

TAMPA BAY (9-5) at 49ERS (4-10)

TV: 1:05 p.m., KTXL (40)

OPENING LINE: Buccaneers by 7.

RECORD VS. SPREAD: Bucs 9-5; 49ers 4-9-1.

SERIES RECORD: 49ers lead series 14-4.

LAST MEETING: 49ers 15, Buccaneers 10, Oct. 30, 2005 at San Francisco.

LAST WEEK: Buccaneers beat Falcons 37-3; 49ers beat Bengals 20-13.

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE: Overall (19), rush (10), pass (19).

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE: Overall (3), rush (14), pass (2).

49ERS OFFENSE: Overall (32), rush (27), pass (32).

49ERS DEFENSE: Overall (23), rush (23), pass (21).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Tampa Bay clinched NFC South last week. ... Bucs are only team with winning record in NFC without Pro Bowl representative. ... QB Jeff Garcia (2,244 yards, 12 TDs) was three-time Pro Bowler with 49ers and faces former team for first time. ... RB Earnest Graham (213 carries, 877 yards) has scored in six straight games, a team record. Graham is averaging 120.3 yards from scrimmage with seven TDs over past eight outings. ... Joey Galloway (56 receptions, 985 yards) needs 15 yards receiving for third consecutive 1,000-yard season. ... WR-KR Micheal Spurlock had 90-yard kick return for TD last week, first in franchise history. ... Tampa Bay leads NFC with plus-14 turnover differential and in total defense (278.0 yards per game). ...

49ers have won seven in row at home vs. Bucs. ... QB Shaun Hill was 21-of-28 for 197 yards and two TDs -- one passing, one rushing -- in first career start last week. ... RB Frank Gore (216 carries, 919 yards) had season-high 138 yards rushing last week and needs 81 yards to become fifth player in franchise history with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. ... 49ers are last in NFL in total offense (242.8 yards per game), passing offense (152.2 yards) and third-down conversion rate (31.8 percent). ... Rookie LB Patrick Willis leads NFL with 142 tackles and was selected to Pro Bowl. .... WR Darrell Jackson had season highs in receptions (8) and yards receiving (86) last week. Jackson is averaging career-worst 10.8 yards per catch. ... P Andy Lee leads NFL with 42.4 net average.

-- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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