Thanks in large part to the brilliance of quarterback Brock Purdy, the San Francisco 49ers cruised to a 24-17 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
In particular, Purdy completed a remarkable 76-yard touchdown pass to teammate Brandon Aiyuk early in the third quarter. Moreover, the quarter after returning from the locker room was the best for the 49ers (7-3). In addition to Aiyuk, George Kittle also managed to reach the end zone for the Buccaneers (4-6).
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Back to Purdy, he was nearly perfect through the air, connecting with his teammates 21 times on 25 attempts (333 yards), while also hauling in three touchdown passes. His opposite, Baker Mayfield, did what he could, but without real success. The latter completed 29 of his 45 pass attempts for 246 yards.
Christian McCaffrey was the second touchdown author for the San Francisco team.
On the Bucs side, Mike Evans and Rachaad White responded. This loss is their fifth in six games, and they will try to get the win back against the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday.
As for the 49ers, they will square off with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.