Brock Purdy, 49ers double down on dominant wins by smacking Buccaneers

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
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While the 49ers' Week 10 victory over the Jaguars was impressive, beating up on the Buccaneers had to feel good, too.

The San Francisco 49ers are back to having a winning streak again.

After walloping the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-3 in Week 10 a week ago, quarterback Brock Purdy and Co. decided to engineer yet another dominant outing against a visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in Week 11.

And the XX-XX final score suggests the Niners are back to their dominant ways they enjoyed over the first five weeks of the season.

Speaking of Purdy, he was electrifying again. Fitting plenty of clutch throws through tight windows, Purdy eclipsed what was a career-best long of a touchdown pass from last week (a 66-yarder to tight end George Kittle) with a new career-long touchdown.

This time, Purdy found wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk for a 76-yard score:

Not only was that throw the longest touchdown pass of Purdy's young career, but it's also the longest touchdown reception of the season in the entire league, as the Fox broadcast crew pointed out shortly after it happened.

49ers offense returns to dominant form behind Brock Purdy

Purdy, of course, was dialed in with a perfect 158.3 passer rating after going 21-of-25 for 333 yards, and three touchdowns against no interceptions.

While that was awesomely impressive, Aiyuk was also dominant with a five-catch, 156-yard performance, leading all receivers in the game by a long shot. Kittle, too, also contributed with a an excellent 89-yard campaign and another touchdown grab from Purdy.

In total, San Francisco mustered 420 net yards of offense and averaged 7.1 yards per play.

Oh, and running back Christian McCaffrey began a new touchdown-scoring streak, too, after missing the chance to extend beyond 17 games last week against the Jags.

Fred Warner wreaks havoc vs. Buccaneers on his birthday

All linebacker Fred Warner wanted to have for his birthday was a 49ers win, and he got that.

One of the major turning points in the game was when defensive end Nick Bosa chased down Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield for what looked like a sack, except Warner flew in and knocked the ball loose before Mayfield went to the ground:

Warner's forced fumble led to points for the Niners.

It also wasn't hard to see Warner making plays elsewhere all over the field, which led to a final stat line of 11 tackles, the forced fumble, half a sack and two pass breakups.

Not a bad day for the birthday boy.

49ers have to be concerned about Talanoa Hufanga injury

Sunday's win wasn't all good news for San Francisco.

The injury front has been relatively quiet for the 49ers for much of the season, and aside from a few-week absence by wide receiver Deebo Samuel and left tackle Trent Williams, the Niners haven't worried about their star players missing extensive periods of time.

Until now.

In the third quarter, All-Pro safety Talanoa Hufanga suffered a non-contact injury to what looked like his right knee, and he went to the ground before exiting the field on the cart. San Francisco ruled him out from the rest of the game almost immediately, which is never a good thing.

In Hufanga's stead, rookie Ji'Ayir Brown saw action and ultimately finished with a clutch interception in the end zone late in the fourth quarter to help the 49ers seal the deal.

One can only hope, though, that Hufanga's injury isn't serious. Especially with the 7-3 Niners playing on a short week for Thanksgiving against the Seattle Seahawks.

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