This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ Week 6 road game against the Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
7:45 Second and three for the Rams at their 29.
7:47 Antoine Bethea sacks Austin Davis for a 5-yard loss on first and 10 from the 32.
7:49 Fangio calls a blitz on third-and-15. Davis throws a short pass to Cook. Reid hits him and knocks the ball away.
7:50 49ers’ ball at their 22 yard line.
7:54 Kaepernick overthrows Stevie Johnson on third-and-4 and the 49ers go three and out.
8:00 Rams go three and out. Davis has 13 passing yards in the second half.
8:07 Kaepernick runs around the left end for 10 yards on third and 1 from the Rams’ 15.
8:08 The Rams are flagged for an illegal horse collar tackle on Kaepernick on first down.
8:09 Kaepernick rolls right and throws to Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald and they knock the pass away from each other.
8:10 Next play, Hyde almost fumbles handoff. He gains no yards. Third and goal from the 2.
8:10 Hyde gains no yards on third and goal.
8:11 The 49ers go for it on fourth down. Hyde runs up the middle and is stopped shy of the goal line. The Rams are flagged for a personal foul after the play. First and 10 for the Rams at their 1 yard line.
8:16 The Rams go three and out again. The Rams are worse than we thought.
8:17 Ellington returns the punt to the Rams’ 43.
8:20 Aaron Donald tackles Gore for no gain on fourth-and-1 from the Rams’ 34.
8:26 Davis misses a wide open Cook on second and 8 from the 20. That should have been a touchdown. The Rams end up kicking a field goal. 24-17 Niners with 2:24 left. Rams have just one timeout left.
8:27 The Rams will attempt an onside kick.
8:29 Stevie Johnson recovers. He is hurt. He took a knee to the right hip.
8:31 Hyde gains five yards on first down and the Rams take the last timeout.
8:32 Hyde is stopped for no gain right before the 2-minute warning. Highly questionable to give these carries to Hyde and not Gore.
8:35 Laurinaitis tackles Hyde after a one-yard gain on a weak lead to the left. Lee punts.
8:36 Tavon Austin makes the fair catch at the Rams’ 9.
8:38 On second and four, Dontae Johnson intercepts Davis and runs into the end zone. 31-17 Niners.
8:44 Niners win. Stay tunes for grades.