SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the second quarter of the 49ers Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:35 On second and goal from the nine, Aldon Smith sacks Ryan Tannehill from behind. He owns the 49ers franchise record with 18.5
1:36 Tannehill dumps it off to Bush on third and long, and he picks up seven. Dan Carpenter will try a 28-yard field goal. And he makes it. 3-0 Dolphins.
1:42 On second and seven, LaMichael James runs a sweep to the left and picks up 10 yards. He looked extremely fast on that play. Next, Kaepernick play fakes, rolls right and hits Crabtree with a short pass. Crabtree cuts back and picks up 13 yards after the catch. Next play, James runs another sweep to the left, gains four yards and then takes a late hit for a 15-yard penalty. First and 10 at the 32, and this time Gore runs a sweep to the left for three yards. Second and seven at the Dolphins’ 29.
1:46 Crabtree gains nine yards on a wide receiver screen, setting up first and 10 at the Dolphins’ 20. Kaepernick slightly overthrows Crabtree in the front right corner of the end zone on first down, Gore picks up nine yards up the middle on second down and the 49ers call timeout on third and 1.
1:49 Geep Chryst and Greg Roman flub it. They use a jumbo formation, a.k.a. no wide receivers, a.k.a. an obvious run. The Dolphins stop Gore for a one-yard loss, of course. Chryst and Roman called a timeout to set up that horrendous play. Akers makes a 30-yard field goal. 3-3 with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Extremely conservative play calling. Clearly they don’t trust their pass protection to hold up on third down.
1:59 Reggie Bush picks up two first down – one running and one receiving. On first and 10 from the Dolphins’ 45, Lamar Miller gains one yard on a sweep to the left. Demarcus Dobbs is lying in the field in a lot of pain.
2:01 It appears he injured his right knee. He’s being helped off the field. He cannot put much weight on his right leg.
2:03 Tannehill throws a pass behind Reggie Bush on third and six. The Dolphins punt, and the 49ers will get the ball at their 20 yard line. A Dolphin downed the ball at 49ers one-yard line, but he just kept walking into the end zone, and the refs correctly called a touchback.
2:09 Dobbs is out for the rest of the game.
2:10 On the first play of the drive, Kaepernick drops back and fires a deep out to Michael Crabtree for a 25-yard gain. What a great throw.
2:12 Randy Moss catches a 13-yard pass, and on the next play catches a 17-yard pass. First and 10 at the 26.
2:14 Kaepernick throws a screen pass to LaMichael James for a 15-yard gain. Good play call for a change by Greg Roman.
2:15 Anthony Davis watches Wake run around him. Anthony Davis watches Wake sack Kaepernick.
2:16 Next play, James runs a sweep to the left and cannot break a tackle. He’s tackled for a two-yard loss.
2:17 Next play, Kaepernick throws the ball away to kill the clock before halftime. Akers makes a 37-yard field goal as time expires. 6-3 49ers at halftime.
2:18 Anthony Davis gave up three sacks in the first half. He’s the weak link of the 49ers offense today. He’s making it extremely difficult for the 49ers to pass on passing downs.
2:19 Geep Chryst is having a horrible game as the 49ers offense’s red zone coordinator. He’s called three runs and a pass that became a sack.
2:21 Despite Anthony Davis, Colin Kaepernick has completed 12-of-15 passes for 133 yards (8.9 yard per pass). His QB rating is 103.6.
2:24 The 49ers have given up 3 sacks, 5 QB hits and 6 tackles for losses. Greg Roman, John Morton and Geep Chryst’s game plan is not working. They need to make serious adjustments at halftime. They need to call more bootlegs, for starters.
2:26 Frank Gore has five carries for 26 yards. He’s running well, but Roman is not sticking with him. Roman stuck with him last week when Gore wasn’t running well. What is Roman thinking? He needs to adjust. The run is working.