This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 6 road game against the Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
5:31 49ers win the toss and defer. Touchback. Rams’ ball at their 20 yard line.
5:34 Austin Davis completes a 42 yard pass to Jared Cook on third-and-five from the Rams’ 25. Cook beat Perrish Cox.
5:35 Dan Skuta sacks Austin Davis, but Ahmad Brooks is flagged for illegal hands to the face. Automatic first down.
5:35 Tavon Austin lines up the backfield and runs up the middle of 8 yards on first down.
5:36 Austin runs up the middle again on second and 2 and gains 2 yards and a first down.
5:37 Davis completes a pass to Tre Mason out of the backfield. Jimmie Ward tackles him at the 49ers’ 5 yard line. First and goal.
5:38 Ian Williams stops Zac Stacy in the back field on first down, but Eric Reid is flagged for illegal contact on second down. First and goal at the 49ers’ 3.
5:40 Davis completes a quick out pass to Austin Pettis on second down. Third and goal from the 1.
5:41 Bennie Cunningham runs off let tackle on third down and scores. 7-0 Rams. 11 play drive. Rams made it look easy. 49ers’ seemed caught off when Tavon Austin ran the ball.
5:45 Brooks’ penalty was a killer. Would have been third and about 15. Dan Skuta was unblocked.
5:46 49ers’ ball at their 20.
5:46 Colin Kaepernick telegraphs a slant pass to Vernon Davis on first down and the Rams almost intercept the pass.
5:47 Vernon Davis is flagged for false start on second down.
5:49 The 49ers go empty backfield on second down and get Stevie Johnson matched up on linebacker JoLonn Dunbar. Johnson beats him on a slant for a 13-yard gain. Next play, Kaepernick throws behind Anquan Boldin on third and two. Incomplete. Andy Lee punts. Tavon Austin returns it to 19 yards to the Rams’ 36. But Janoris Jenkins is flagged for holding. First and 10 at the Rams’ 19.
5:54 Davis takes a shot from Ray McDonald and completes a 16-yard pass to Jared Cook. Antoine Bethea got beat. Next play, Ahmad Brooks sacks Davis for a loss of 7.
5:56 Tavon Austin gains 9 yards on a screen pass on third down and the Rams punt. Ellington lets the ball bounce and it bounces toward the 49ers’ end zone. Chris Cook grabs the ball and runs out of bounds at the 49ers’ 14.
5:58 Let’s see if Greg Roman runs the ball here. Didn’t call one run the first drive.
6:00 Kaepernick runs up in the pocket and hits Boldin for 27 yards on second and 8.
6:01 Next play, Kaepernick completes a pass to Vance McDonald. James Laurinaitis strips him and recovers. Rams’ ball at their 45 yard line.
6:03 Mason up the middle for 24 on first down. Huge hole, and Bethea missed a tackle.
6:04 On third and one from the 49ers’ 22, Davis play fakes, rolls left and hits Lance Kendricks for a touchdown. No one was covering him. 14-0 Rams.
6:08 Touchback. 49ers start at their 20 with 53 seconds left in the first quarter.
6:09 Kaepernick completes a pass to Vernon Davis for 7 yards on first down, and Gore runs a counter to the left for four yards on second-and-three. First-and-10 from the 49ers’ 31 when the second quarter begins.