This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 7 road game against the Denver Broncos. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
5:26. The 49ers lose the toss. They will receive the kickoff.
5:33 DeMarcus Ware beats Joe Staley and sacks Colin Kaepernick on third-and-6 and the 49ers go three and out. Broncos’ ball at their 43 after the punt.
5:39 Peyton Manning throws a three-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders on third and goal. Dontae Johnson ran into the official and fell. 7-0 Broncos. Manning completed a 32-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas on second-and-12 from the Broncos’ 41. The 49ers were playing man coverage and Michael Wilhoite was matched up on Thomas.
5:51 Phil Dawson misses a 51-yard field goal wide left. Broncos’ ball at their 42.
5:52 Kaepernick threw three first down passes on that drive — one to Bruce Ellington, one to Vernon Davis and one to Michael Crabtree. Kaepernick could not convert the one third down he faced, a third-and-4. He threw deep for Crabtree who was flagged for pass interference.
5:55 Peyton Manning throws a 39-yard touchdown pass to Wes Welker on second-and-8. As I was saying, Manning does not play for third downs. Welker beat Brock on that play. Brock was beatenby Emmanuel Sanders for an 18-yard catch two players earlier.
5:56 The refs are reviewing the play to see if Welker went out of bounds at the 1 yard line.
5:58 The refs confirm the ruling on the field. 14-0 Broncos.
6:04 The Niners go three and out. Frank Gore loses a yard on first down, Vernon Davis drops a deep pass over the middle on second down and Kaepernick throws over Brandon Lloyd’s head on third down.
6:09 The first quarter ends after Aaron Lynch sacks Peyton Manning on first and 19 from the Denver 46. Lynch made the Broncos’ backup right tackle fall on his back side.