With Talanoa Hufanga ruled out due to injury, rookie safety Ji’Ayir Brown was trusted into the spotlight against Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense.
With eyes on the rookie, the Penn State product answered the bell when the Bucs were threatening in the red zone. After giving up a long catch to Rakim Jarrett, Brown bounced back when the Bucs were looking to put it in the end zone on fourth down.
With pressure in his face, Baker Mayfield floated a pass toward Evans. Yet, the future Hall of Fame receiver was left empty handed when Brown go in the way for a clutch pass deflection. With the deflection, the 49ers defense gave the ball back to Brock Purdy and the offense with the lead at 27-14.
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