Week 11 picks: Who experts and pundits are taking in Bucs at 49ers

It’s any given Sunday in the NFL, but the picks here aren’t exactly unexpected.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to face off against the San Francisco 49ers on the road in California, and it’s arguably their toughest task yet heading into the year. The 49ers remain one of the best teams in the NFL despite coming off a three-game losing streak, but they dismantled one of the best teams in the AFC in the Jaguars in Week 10. The Bucs defeated the Tennessee Titans in Week 10 after a losing streak of their own, but this opponent could well be insurmountable.

Here is how experts and pundits from all over see this game going (spoiler alert — they’re pretty much in agreeance).


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USA TODAY Week 11 picks

Jarrett Bell: 49ers

Chris Bumbaca: 49ers

Lorenzo Reyes: 49ers

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz: 49ers

Nate Davis: 49ers

Safid Deen: 49ers

Tyler Dragon: 49ers

Victoria Hernandez: 49ers

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Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Week 11 picks

Ali Bhanpuri: 49ers

Brooke Cersosimo: 49ers

Dan Parr: 49ers

Gennaro Filice: 49ers

Tom Blair: 49ers


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ESPN Week 11 picks

Stephania Bell: 49ers

Matt Bowen: Bucs

Mike Clay: 49ers

Jeremy Fowler: 49ers

Dan Graziano: 49ers

Kimberley Martin: 49ers

Eric Moody: 49ers

Lindsey Thiry: 49ers

Sam Wickersham: 49ers

CBS Sports

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CBS Sports Week 11 picks

Pete Prisco: 49ers

Will Brinson: 49ers

Jared Dubin: 49ers

Ryan Wilson: 49ers

John Breech: 49ers

Tyler Sullivan: 49ers

Dave Richard: 49ers

Jamey Eisenberg: 49ers


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(Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

MMQB Week 11 picks 

Albert Breer: 49ers

Mitch Goldich: 49ers

Claire Kuwana: 49ers

Gilberto Manzano: 49ers

Conor Orr: 49ers

John Pluym: 49ers

Matt Verderame: 49ers

Sporting News

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Bender: 49ers 27, Bucs 17

The 49ers emerged as a much different team out of the bye week, and the defense totaled five sacks and 10 quarterback hits. The pass-rushing tandem of Nick Bosa and Chase Young is quite literally, a hit. Tampa Bay ranks 31st in the league in rushing offense (78.1). That is going to cost them in this one, even if Baker Mayfield makes it interesting for three quarters.

Bucs Wire

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Bucs Wire Week 11 picks

River Wells: 49ers

Jason Kanno: 49ers

Luke Adragna: 49ers

Bottom Line

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Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the 49ers being overwhelming favorites, the Bucs did get one vote, unlike when they played against the Bills in Week 8. Here’s the final tally:

49ers: 40

Bucs: 1

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire