Hagen’s Week 12 Recap – Bucs vs. 49ers


Finally another win for the Buccaneers as they beat the 49ers convincingly, 27-9.

Most importantly, Jameis Winston played a very good game, taking what the defense gave him and not making major mistakes. He finished the afternoon with 29 completions on 38 passing attempts and two touchdowns, one to Cameron Brate and the other one to his reliable target Adam Humphries. Winston did not turn the ball over in this contest.

Mike Evans had a decent game once again, catching 6 passes for a total of 116 yards. This performance put him over 1,000 receiving yards for the season for the fifth consecutive year.

The defense came into play this time, allowing only one touchdown and finally ending the drought of not being able to create a turnover since week 3. Ryan Smith and Isaiah Johnson had an interception each.

In addition to that, the defense held San Francisco on a crucial possession with a first and goal at Tampa Bay’s 1-yard line. Vita Vea finally had the breakout game Bucs fans had been waiting for as well. The Bucs 12th overall pick in this year’s draft had a sack and added three tackles for a loss.

Cairo Santos made both of his field goal attempts and was perfect on his three extra point attempts. Hopefully he is the solution to the Bucs’ kicking woes. He has been playing well so far.

The victory certainly feels good for Bucs fans. But you must not forget that it came against one of the worst teams in the NFL at the moment. Next up is a much tougher divisional matchup against the Carolina Panthers at home.