This is the live blog for the second quarter of the 49ers’ Week 6 road game against the Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
6:11 First and 10 for the Niners at their 31.
6:12 Colin Kaepernick completes a 9-yard pass to Boldin on first down.
6:12 Aaron Donald tackles Frank Gore for no gain on second down. Third and 1.
6:13 Kaepernick sneaks forward for three yards. First down.
6:14 Vernon Davis drops a short pass on second and 8. He was uncovered.
6:15 Kaepernick completes a 5-yard pass over the middle to Davis on third and 8. Andy Lee punts. Tavon Austin makes a fair catch at the Rams’ 17.
6:16 So far the Rams’ defensive line has pushed around the 49ers’ offensive line.
6:19 Austin Davis takes a deep shot at Chris Culliver on first down but overthrows the pass. Cunningham gains five on second down.
6:19 49ers blitz, Davis scrambles to his left and hits Cunningham for a first down.
6:20 Next play, Dan Skuta beats Jake Long and hits Davis’ arm as he’s throwing. Long recovers. Second and 13.
6:21 Cunningham gains five yards up the middle on second down and it’s third and 8.
6:22 Skuta sacks Davis on third down.
6:22 Jimmie Ward partially blocks the punt. 49ers’ ball at the Rams’ 43.
6:25 Kaepernick completes a 7 yard pass to Crabtree over the middle on first down.
6:26 Roman calls Sprint Right Option on second down. Kaepernick rolls right and throws the ball away. Third and three.
6:26 Kaepernick throws deep for Boldin and misses him. No reason to take a deep shot in that situation.
6:27 Phil Dawson makes a 54-yard field goal. 14-3 Rams.
6:29 No carries for Gore on that drive. Roman has to find a way to get him going. 4 carries for just 7 yards so far.
6:30 Touchback. Rams start at their 20 with 7:07 left in the half.
6:32 Davis completes an 18-yard pass to Kenny Britt on third and seven. Chris Culliver got beat.
6:33 Next play, Davis rolls right and completes a 9-yard pass to Tavon Austin. Cox got beat.
6:34 Next play, Stacy runs up the middle for three yards and a first down.
6:36 Davis completes a 21-yard pass to Jared Cook on third-and-9 but the play is negated because Cook was flagged for offensive pass interference. Gruden didn’t like the call. The Rams run a draw on third and 19 and will punt on fourth down.
6:39 Ellington catches the punt at the 49ers’ 5 yard line and gets tackled immediately. First and 10 at the 5.
6:41 Carlos Hyde loses one yard on first down. Mike Iupati is flagged for holding and the Rams decline the penalty.
6:43 Kaepernick completes a 12 yard pass to Boldin. First down.
6:44 Next play, Kaepernick completes an 8-yard pass to Boldin and the 49ers take a timeout with 1:08 left. Second and 2 at the 49ers’ 24.
6:44 Joe Staley is flagged for a false start. Second and 7.
6:45 Kaepernick completes a shovel pass to Hyde for a one yard gain. Third and 6.
6:46 Big play. Kaepernick completes a bomb to Brandon Lloyd for an 80-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left in the half. Janoris Jenkins bit on a double move. 14-10 Rams.
6:48 Tavon Austin takes a knee in the end zone.
6:49 Davis takes a knee. Halftime.