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Keys to the game: 49ers/Buccaneers

Niners must pressure QB Josh Freeman into mistakes

The 49ers will be looking to stretch their winning streak to three games when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in a showdown of 3-1 first-place teams at Candlestick Park. NinersDigest identifies the keys to the game and what the Niners need to do to beat the Buccaneers and match their best start to a season since 2002.

Pound LeGarrette Blount, and not vice versa The Buccaneers are making no secret about their intent to come right at the 49ers with their 247-pound battering ram, just like they do against every other opponent. That ostensibly would be playing right into the hands of the 49ers, whose interior run defense is the strength of the team. Blount is 12th in the NFL with 247 yards rushing and is coming of... Recommended Stories

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