GLENDALE, AZ — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 3 road game against the Cardinals. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:03 The Cardinals win the toss and choose to receive.
1:09 Drew Stanton makes a perfect 36-yard pass down the right sideline to Michael Floyd on third-and-4 from the Cardinals 26. Floyd beat Antoine Bethea. Three plays later, Chandler Catanzaro makes a 51-yard field goal and the score is 3-0 Cardinals.
1:13 Bruce Ellington takes a knee in the end zone.
1:17 The 49ers take their first timeout facing third-and-1 from the Cardinals’ 42. Colin Kaepernick has completed his first four passes. Frank Gore gained one yard up the middle on first down then was subbed out of the game. SInce that play the 49ers have been using an empty backfield formation and going no-huddle.
1:19 Kaepernick play fakes and completes a pass to Derek Carrier who is uncovered in the middle of the field. Gain of 23.
1:22 Jim Harbaugh calls timeout No.2 on second-and-goal from the 1. Kaepernick is hot, six-for-six on this drive.
1:23 Gore loses a yard on second and goal.
1:23 Kaepernick sprints left, fakes a sweep, then throws to Michael Crabtree in the end zone for a touchdown.
1:27 Ted Ginn takes a knee in the end zone.
1:33 Stanton sneaks up the middle for 2 yards on fourhth-and-inches from the Cardinals’ 44.
1:40 The first quarter ends as the Cardinals face first-and-goal from the 10. The 49ers’ defense has committed four penalties on this drive, three have been enforced.