W2W4: Buccaneers-49ers

December, 14, 2013
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Three things to watch as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

The home winning streak. The Buccaneers have won their last three games at Raymond James Stadium. They’d love nothing more than to close out their home schedule with a victory. That also would help coach Greg Schiano[s case for keeping his job. Although San Francisco might seem like the strong favorite, there are several reasons the Bucs could pull off an upset. The 49ers are coming off an emotional win against Seattle Seahawks and they also are traveling across the country and playing a game that registers as a 10 a.m. start on their body clocks.

Stopping Vernon Davis. The San Francisco tight end poses a tough matchup for the Buccaneers. Davis is as fast as most wide receivers and it may be difficult for Tampa Bay’s linebackers and safeties to keep up with him. The Buccaneers could consider letting one of their cornerbacks match up with Davis in certain situations.

Mike Glennon. Tampa Bay’s rookie quarterback has seemed to take a step back in the last two games. That may be mainly due to the fact that he was playing good defenses (Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills). But San Francisco also has a strong defense. Glennon needs to show he can be efficient against a good opponent.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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