December 7, 2023

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Week 1 Preview – 49ers @ Buccaneers

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Week 1

San Francisco 49ers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Sunday, September 8, 4:25 pm. ET

Raymond James Stadium ~ Tampa, Florida

Weather At Kickoff ~ Partly Cloudy, 91°F, Wind SSW 7mph, 51% humidity

How to Watch:

WTVT (FOX/13 – Tampa)

NFL Sunday Ticket

How to Listen:

98ROCK (98.7 – Tampa)

The Boot (103.9 FM – Brooksville)

ESPN SW Florida (99.3 FM – Ft. Myers/Naples/Punta Gorda)

Citrus (95.3 FM – Homosassa)

WLKF (96.7 FM and 1430 AM – Lakeland)

WYGM (740 AM/ 96.9 FM – Orlando and Melbourne)

WSTU (1450 AM – Port St. Lucie)

ESPN Tallahassee (97.9 FM – Tallahassee)

Sirius/XM Channel 88

En Español

WTMP-FM 96.1 & WMGG-AM 1470 (Tampa)

Ruled Out or Listed As Questionable


S Justin Evans (Achilles) – Out

QB Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder) – Out

WR Mike Evans (illness) – Questionable (expected to play)


WR Jalen Hurd (back) – Out

WR Trent Taylor (foot) – Out

S Jimmie Ward (broken finger) – Out

DE Nick Bosa (ankle) – Questionable

CB Jason Verrett (ankle) – Questionable

C Weston Richburg (knee) – Questionable

CB K’Waun Williams (knee) – Questionable

The Buccaneers are hosting a FREE Tim McGraw pregame concert for all fans with a ticket to the home opener on Sept. 8! Tim McGraw will play a free concert at Raymond James Stadium prior to the Buccaneers’ game Sunday. The full concert begins at 2:00 pm. Fans with tickets will be allowed to enter the stadium beginning at 12:30 pm. with parking lots opening at 11:30 am.

The start of the NFL season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love football and I’m pumped to be kicking off the NFL’s 100th season together with all the Bucs fans in Tampa.” ~ Tim McGraw


The 49ers come into Raymond James Stadium as the underdog, and they leave with their first loss of the season. With Vita Vea returning to the lineup along with Lavonte David, the defense will look to make a statement against the team now under the control of former Buccaneers’ defensive great John Lynch, and that’s just what they’ll do. Look for Arians to try and establish the run early to allow Winston to settle in and calm his nerves and negate any ideas that Kwon Alexander may have, but ultimately the defense will do more than enough to ensure the Buccaneers start the season off on the right foot. Let’s not forget, if it comes down to a kick, it won’t be the first time Matt Gay has taken the Bucs to victory via his foot.