Nick Bosa, Baker Mayfield just added 2 big plays to their personal rivalry

Baker Mayfield might have delivered a key block on Nick Bosa, but Bosa and the Niners arguably had the last laugh.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

With the 49ers hosting the Buccaneers, Nick Bosa and Baker Mayfield had a chance to rekindle their own rivalry. And they did that over a two-play sequence.

The San Francisco 49ers are well-aware of the personal rivalry that star defensive end Nick Bosa has with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield.

With the two teams squaring off against each other in Week 11 at Levi's Stadium, it was inevitable there would be some chatter about the two former collegiate rivals who have carried their rivalry over from Ohio State and Oklahoma, respectively, to the NFL.

Granted, there may not be any more flag-planting moments. And Bosa might not be chanting, "Baker, Baker, Baker" on the field either.

Heck, Bosa even downplayed the rivalry and whatever "beef" that some may have assumed was there.

That said, over the course of two plays on Sunday, the rivalry just picked up a couple of key moments that'll spice up the competition between the two.

Baker Mayfield delivers a block on Nick Bosa, but Bosa helps 49ers force a Mayfield fumble

In the second quarter of Sunday's game between the Niners and Bucs, Tampa Bay running back Trey Palmer took a carry off to the right, and Mayfield ended up delivering a key block on Bosa that allowed the Buccaneers to pick up a first down on the ground.

You can check out that play here, which later involved Mayfield raising his arms in celebration, both for the first down and also because of negating Bosa setting the edge.

A couple of plays later, though, Bosa and Co. had their revenge.

Bosa caught up to a scrambling Mayfield from behind, and during the process of the quarterback going down, linebacker Fred Warner punched the ball loose:

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San Francisco recovered.

To make it sweeter, the 49ers turned the turnover into three more points to take a 10-0 lead over Tampa Bay.

Now, Bosa just needs a sack or two to round out what'll be his third career game against Mayfield at the NFL level, and all of them have been difficult for the Buccaneers quarterback.

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