East Rutherford, NJ — This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ Week 11 game against the Giants. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
12:27 Frank Gore gains four yards on a counter run on first down, and then Greg Roman calls back-to-back deep passes, first to Vernon Davis, then to Brandon Lloyd. Kaepernick overthrows both passes. How about another counter run on second down? Why not?
12:28 Odell Beckham makes a fair catch at the Giants’ 12.
12:30 The 49ers’ first-team offense still hasn’t scored a TD in the fourth quarter this season.
12:35 Manning takes a hit from Aaron Lynch as he throws a pass blindly to Chris Culliver. Interception No.4. Niners’ ball at their 21.
12:38 Joe Staley is injured during a two-yard first-down counter run to the left by Frank Gore.
12:39 Staley walks off the field sans limp. He comes back one play later.
12:43 Kaepernick scrambles out of the pocket and throws to Crabtree, who drops a first-down catch on third-and-4 from the 49ers’ 39.
12:44 Beckham returns the punt 25 yards to the Giants’ 35. 6:18 left in the fourth quarter. The 49ers can’t put away a bad team. This game shouldn’t be close.
12:48 Manning completes a 26-yard pass to Rueben Randle on third-and-12 from the Giants’ 33. Eric Reid was double-covering Beckham near the sideline and Randle was wide open over the middle.
12:51 Manning throws a deep pass to Beckham who jumps and catches the ball over Perrish Cox. Giants’ ball at the 49ers’ 4-yard line. Are you kidding me? Jim Harbaugh throws the little red hanky to challenge the play. Looks like a catch to me. Beckham’s rear end lands in bounds.
12:54 The officials confirm their ruling. First-and-goal at the 4.
12:56 Manning throws back-to-back incomplete passes on first-and-goal and second-and-goal. Then he calls a timeout to avoid a delay penalty on third-and-goal.
12:57 Manning throws a jump ball to Larry Donnell and he drops it. Fourth-and-goal.
12:58 Dontae Johnson tips Manning’s pass to Chris Borland and he picks it off at the Niners’ 2. Horrible play selection and execution inside the 5-yard line by the Giants.
1:04 Carlos Hyde gains 1 yard on a weak lead run to the left on first down. Gore gains 2 yards on a G lead run to the right on second down. Third-and-7 from the Niners’ 27 after the two-minute warning.
1:06 Kaepernick runs a QB sweep to the right and gains only 5. Fourth-and-2 with 1:36 left.
1:07 Beckham returns the punt 6 yards to the Giants’ 15. They have no more timeouts.
1:09 Aldon Smith hits Manning as Manning throws the ball away on third-and-6.
1:10 Bethea breaks up a pass intended for Beckham on fourth down. Game over. Stay tuned for grades.