Both teams had something to prove.
For the 49ers, today was all about proving that this is a team that is capable of rising above the chuff that is the NFC West. This year, all signs indicate that the 49ers will represent the division in the playoffs, and that they will likely do so with a winning record.
For the Buccaneers, this game was supposed to be about demonstrating that they are the real threat that they claim to be. Unfortunately, all they were actually able to show was that there are huge weaknesses on both sides of the ball that can be exploited by the other team.
Over the following seven slides, we will explore some things that we learned about the Buccaneers during the Week 5 blowout loss to the 49ers.