Purdy throws 3 TD passes, leads the 49ers past the Bucs 27-14
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-14 on Sunday, with Brock Purdy throwing for three touchdown passes, including a 76-yard strike to Brandon Aiyuk. This win marks the 49ers’ second consecutive lopsided victory following a three-game losing streak, bringing their record to 7-3. Purdy finished with a remarkable 21 for 25 for 333 yards, becoming the first Niners quarterback to achieve a perfect passer rating in a game with at least 20 attempts.
This victory also showcased the ongoing rivalry between Baker Mayfield and Niners edge rusher Nick Bosa, which dates back to their college days when Mayfield planted a flag at midfield at Ohio State after an Oklahoma win. The game saw moments of triumph and revenge between the two, adding an extra layer of excitement to the match.
The Buccaneers, with a record of 4-6, were unable to secure a win despite Mayfield throwing a touchdown pass. The team suffered various injuries, with players like Dean, Carlton Davis, and Lavonte David not returning to the game after being injured.
Looking ahead, the Buccaneers will visit Indianapolis on Sunday, while the 49ers will face Seattle on Thursday night.
Historically, the rivalry between Mayfield and Bosa adds an extra layer of context to their on-field encounters, dating back to their college days. This ongoing feud adds an interesting subplot to their interactions during games.