This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 14 game against the Cleveland Browns. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
WR DeAndrew White
CB Chris Davis
LB Michael Wilhoite
LB Aaron Lynch
G Brandon Thomas
G Ian Silberman
TE Vance McDonald
Gerald Hodges for Wilhoite
Blake Bell for McDonald
Eli Harold or Corey Lemonier for Lynch
WR Andrew Hawkins
WR Taylor Gabriel
CB Justin Gilbert
CB Joe Haden
CB Pierre Desir
OL Gabe Ikard
WR Dwayne Bowe
8:38 With Hawkins and Bowe inactive, expect former Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get significant playing time at wide receiver. He is seven inches taller than Niners left cornerback Tramaine Brock.
8:41 Niners should have trouble pressuring Johnny Manziel with just four pass rushers.
8:43 Expect the Browns to run right at Gerald Hodges all game.
10:00 Niners win the toss and choose to defer. Let’s see if the defense shows up.
10:11 Quinton Dial blocks Travis Coons’ 42-yard field goal attempt.
10:14 Blaine Gabbert sacks himself on second down by running out of bounds. On third-and-12, he sails a pass over Quinton Patton’s head. Great game so far.
10:19 Gerald Hodges flashes all over the television screen as he misses a tackle on Isaiah Crowell’s 50-yard run.
10:21 Crowell scores from one yard out on second and goal. Niners gave up 75 rushing yards on five carries during that drive. 7-0 Browns.
10:29 Niners pick up one first down before punting this time. At least the special teams showed up.
10:30 Scratch that. Pinion kicks a 40-yard punt and the Niners give up an 11-yard return. Pathetic.
10:33 Manziel leisurely strolls to his right and hits Gary Barnidge for a gain of 30. Embarrassing.
10:36 Glenn Winston fumbles and the 49ers recover at their 49.
10:41 The Niners go for it on fourth-and-1. Blake Bell is wide open, Gabbert sees him but takes a sack. Alex-Smith-esque.
10:49 Coons makes 26-yard field goal. 10-0 Browns. Cleveland absolutely devouring Mangini’s zone coverages, already have five plays of more than 19 yards.
10:52 Browns outgaining Niners 237 to 32 so far.
10:57 Gabbert sacks himself again by running out of bounds, and the Niners go three-and-out. Tomsula’s really showing something today.
11:01 The Niners blitz on third-and-7, and Arik Armstead sacks Manziel for a loss of eight. Browns go three-and-out. Seem the defense finally showed up with six minutes left in the first half.
11:02 Bruce Ellington returns the punt to the Browns 32.
11:04 Gabbert throws to no one on third-and-4. Phil Dawson makes a 44-yard field goal. Browns dominating, but only up by seven.
11:10 Corey Lemonier almost sacks Manziel in the end zone for a safety, but grabs his facemask on the way down. Automatic first down.
11:19 Manziel rolls to his left and throws back across the field to Jaquiski Tartt, who picks off the pass. And Manziel isn’t the worst QB on the field today.
11:22 Gabbert takes another sack and fumbles this time. Joe Staley recovers. Niners go three-and-out and Pinion punts. Wasted opportunity in my opinion.
11:41 Alex Boone down near midfield. Donte Whitner kneeling next to Boone.
11:43 Gabbert checks down to Draughn for a one-yard gain on third-and-7. Niners punt. Two passes on that drive.
11:49 Manziel scrambles for 7 yards on third-and-9 near midfield. Ellington makes a fair catch at the 15.
11:50 Boone: Questionable with a knee injury.
11:58 Patton catches a deep pass but is flagged for illegal motion, which negates the catch. Next play, Gabbert sacks himself for the third time today by running out of bounds. Next play, Gabbert gets sacked by two Browns. Niners punt two plays later.
12:02 Boone: Out.
12:08 Barnidge beats Reid to the outside for a touchdown on third-and-goal from the 2. 17-3 Browns with only 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
12:15 Geep Chryst calls a long-developing play-action pass on first down, and Gabbert gets sacked for the eighth time today. Niners punt three plays later. Three points in three quarters. Chryst could get the ax tonight.
12:27 Crowell runs through Reid en route to the end zone. 24-3 Browns. Duke Johnson ran through Reid earlier in the drive. That’s not how a free safety is supposed to tackle.
12:40 Gabbert throws a grounder to Jerome Simpson on fourth-and-9.
12:45 This franchise is an utter disgrace.
12:55 Gabbert throws a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jerome Simpson with 1:42 left. Took Gabbert a while, but he found his rhythm.