In Week 11 of the NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the San Francisco 49ers with a final score of 27-14. The Bucs had chances throughout the game but couldn't capitalize when it mattered the most.
Some of the Buccaneers' young players stood out in the loss. Rookie pass rusher YaYa Diaby finished the day with three tackles for a loss and 2 sacks. Rookie wide receiver Trey Palmer had his most catches of his career including a nice grab for a first down.
The running game continued to struggle while Rachaad White ran for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. With that being said, Rachaad White was a factor in the receiving game with 6 catches.
In the game, Baker Mayfield targeted 9 different players in the passing game in which 8 of them had at least one catch. The offense was able to move the ball up and down the field hitting different players but were unable to finish the drives in the end zone.
The Buccaneers have now lost 4 out of their last 5 games but are still in play to win the NFC South. Here are the reactions of Tampa Bay Buccaneers' fans after the loss to the 49ers.
This was always going to be a loss, but we still hung around and played a damn good game against a team that was much better than us— matt (@OCPDesigns) November 20, 2023
Even in the loss I was impressed with both offense and defence coaches. The pass to Evans in the end zone shoud have been PI? The defender didn't even look back? We've still got a good team! Go Bucs P.S. I lost a Steak dinner to The King of Poker, @phil_hellmuth— Harry L Shields (@HarryLShields1) November 20, 2023
Good god how did Baker Mayfield not manage to earn a touchdown in that 4th quarter?All those opportunities and couldn’t convert even one.Pathetic player,can never finish simple drives!— Michael Olawumi (@MichaelOlawumi6) November 20, 2023
Wouldn’t it be cool if the team had a coach who understood which players suck, JTS, and put players in that produce, yaya, so they can compete?— Lovemybucs🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@bucsfan951) November 20, 2023
Yeah, Todd isn’t that guy.
4 redzone trips and 0 touchdowns except for the evans one, pathetic play calling— brock vandagriff fan club (@thesupersebass) November 20, 2023
Can't wait till the day I read, Bucs Fire Todd Bowles and all the coaching staff. Be the happiest day in buc history. Fing ridiculous letting every QB have perfect ratings. Next, trade Dean and Davis immediately— Jeffrey Wenzelburger (@jwenz07) November 20, 2023
This team beat themselves I’ve also rarely seen teams get away with as many penalties as San Francisco. NFL has their golden boys though.— Local Stingray (@LocalStingray) November 20, 2023
Fire Todd Bowles. Don't care if he didn't lose this game. Fire him.— Turkey Gator 🦃🐊🇺🇸💮✞ (@GodFearingGator) November 20, 2023
Where is the video of the perfectly thrown TD pass that Baker threw to Cade Otten in the End Zone with 4 minutes to go in the game that he FAILED TO CATCH!!— Freedom Lover (@EmigreFreedom) November 20, 2023
A decent TE would have caught the ball for a TD, pulling the Bucs within 6 pts. and a potential chance to win the game!
Fans continue to be upset with Todd Bowles and the coaching staff. The Buccaneers have some big games down the stretch such as the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers twice. Next week, the Buccaneers will be up against the Colts and will try to improve their record to 5-6.