San Francisco got a much-needed win over the Seattle Seahawks, but the 49ers need a win against Tampa Bay to solidify a playoff spot. This is easier said than done, with the Buccaneers quickly becoming a difficult opponent.
Game Date/Time and Location: Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
TV schedule and distribution map: FOX; The506.com
Live coverage and updates:
49ers blog: Niners Nation / Follow Niners Nation on Twitter
Buccaneers blog: Bucs Nation / Follow Bucs Nation on Twitter
Live NFL Week 15 Scoreboard
Radio schedule: San Francisco: KNBR 680/1050 AM and KSAN 107.7 FM; Tampa Bay: WFUS 103.5 FM and WDAE AM 620
Watch Online: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required). NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
More on the matchup: Alex Smith decimated the Buccaneers when these teams last met in 2011. He threw three touchdowns in a blowout 49ers win, 48-3. Tampa Bay has rebuilt, now leaning on the arm of rookie Mike Glennon. He's been a huge surprise and could win the Rookie of the Year award, but he needs to get past a dangerous 49ers team with a lot to prove.
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