Two NFC teams are set to clash at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in Week 11 of the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers, with a 6-3 record, are tied for the top spot in the NFC West after a convincing win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sporting a 4-5 record, are in second place in the NFC South, coming off a crucial home victory against the Tennessee Titans.
In their previous encounter in December 2022, the 49ers dominated the Buccaneers with a 35-7 win. Now, the 49ers are substantial favorites with a -11.5 spread, while the over/under is set at 41.5. If you fancy the Buccaneers for an upset, the moneyline offers a tempting +430.
49ers Looking to Get Swagger Back
The 49ers started the season strong, winning their first five games with over 30 points in each. However, they stumbled with three consecutive losses before regaining momentum against the Jaguars. Quarterback Brock Purdy, with 15 passing touchdowns and 5 interceptions, leads the offense. Christian McCaffrey, despite having his touchdown streak snapped, remains a dual threat as a rusher and receiver.
Other receivers for the 49ers have been Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel. Aiyuk leads the team with nearly 700 yards on the season, white Kittle has four touchdowns, with three of them coming in a single game. Deebo Samuel has been in and out of the lineup, with injuries.
The 49ers’ defense, already formidable, strengthened further with the addition of Chase Young at the trade deadline. Led by Nick Bosa, Fred Warner, and Dre Greenlaw, the defense has 23 sacks and 13 interceptions this season.
Looking ahead, the 49ers have consecutive home games against the Vikings and Eagles, followed by a matchup with the Seahawks.
Buccaneers Known as Huge Underdogs on the Road
Tampa Bay, relieved after ending a four-game losing streak, relies on Baker Mayfield’s quarterbacking skills. Mike Evans is nearing the 1,000-yard mark with six touchdown receptions, while Rachaad White leads the rushing game.
Baker Mayfield continues to get the call under center. Mayfield has over 2,100 passing yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. Evans, along with Chris Godwin and a cast of characters are looking to get Tampa Bay back on track and towards the .500 mark. That may get them to the postseason, like it did last season, when they went 8-9.
Defensively, the Buccaneers have forced 9 fumbles and 8 interceptions, with Shaq Barrett and Antonie Winfield Jr. standing out.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers face back-to-back road games against the Colts and Panthers before traveling to Atlanta and Green Bay.
Total Domination at Home
With rest, improved health, and heightened performance, the 49ers are expected to dominate on both ends of the field. Quarterback Brock Purdy has proven his worth in the league, and with the league’s top running back, a potent offense is complemented by a fearsome defense. The home advantage further solidifies the 49ers’ position as favorites. Expect a blowout with the 49ers triumphing 34-13 over the Buccaneers in Week 11. Enjoy the game and the thrilling action of Week 11 in the NFL! Good luck!