Free Sunday NFL Picks: 49ers vs Buccaneers (12/15/2013)

San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date and Time: Sunday, 12/15/13 at 1:00pm on CBS
Game Line: San Francisco 49ers -5 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 41
Sunday NFL Football Analysis: The defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers can secure a playoff spot with a win in Tampa Bay and a little bit of help.  They’ve been playing much better football in easier weeks and had a much easier time moving the football offensively.  They’ve won three in a row including a big win against rival Seattle last weekend, 19-17.  Frank Gore had 110 yards on only 17 carries including a big 50 yard run to set up the game winning field goal.  They’ve also limited opposing offenses to 255 yards and 12 points per game over the course of their winning streak, the fourth ranked defense in the league.  Colin Kaepernick’s improvement and lack of turnovers has also been improved lately.  The Buccaneers have been playing much better lately winning four of five after an 0-8 start.  They allowed only 214 yards and forced five turnovers in a 27-6 rout of Buffalo at home last Sunday.  Coach Greg Schiano is doing a much better job of coaching and might keep his job with the team’s late season success.   A big part of that is rookie quarterback Mike Glennon who has 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns to only seven interceptions since taking over.  Glennon will have to contend with the league’s fourth ranked pass defense. He finished with just 90 yards and two interceptions last week, though he also threw a pair of TDs.  He will have to score more points if they’re going to win at home but that won’t be easy against San Francisco’s fourth ranked pass defense.  Second year linebacker Lavonte David had two interceptions last week and has one in three consecutive games, has been one of the best in the league this season and will need to play well against the San Francisco running attack.  Frank Gore’s power running up the middle will be the key to whether or not Tampa Bay can keep this game close at home.
San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free NFL Picks: Tampa Bay +5 and under 41
San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Prediction: 17-16 San Francisco
What to expect in this NFL Football match up: The Tampa Bay run defense is just as solid as the San Francisco run defense.  They can stop Frank Gore and force Kaepernick to throw the football where he is far less effective without the threat of the run.  They will force a few turnovers and keep San Francisco out of the end zone for much of the game.  The Tampa Bay offense will be even less effective, they just don’t have the weapons to score or the big play potential you need to compete with the 49ers defense. 

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