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Kaepernick, 49ers rip Bucs

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  • San Francisco 49ers' Kendall Hunter (32) dives into the end zone to score after picking up a fumble by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Russell Shepard during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

      San Francisco 49ers' Kendall Hunter (32) dives into the end zone to score after picking up a fumble by Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Russell Shepard during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Vernon Davis caught a touchdown pass for the fifth straight game and Michael Crabtree scored his first TD since returning from injury to help the San Francisco 49ers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 33-14 on Sunday.

The victory was the fourth straight for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (10-4), who pulled away for good with a 10-minute, fourth-quarter drive that produced a field goal. Kendall Hunter put it well out of reach, scooping up a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and diving 2 yards into the end zone for a touchdown.

Tampa Bay got within 20-14 on Mike Glennon's TD pass to Tim Wright on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Bucs (4-10) didn't get the ball back until after Kaepernick used 17 plays to march the 49ers 77 yards into position for Phil Dawson to kick one of his four field goals.

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