This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 12 Monday Night game in Washington. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
5:27 The 49ers’ inactive players are McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Quinton Patton, Tarell Brown, Mike Iupati, Garrett Celek, Ray McDonald and Tank Carradine.
Tramaine Brock will start for Brown, and Demarcus Dobbs will start for McDonald in the 49ers’ base defense. In their sub packages, look for Aldon Smith to play defensive tackle, with Ahmad Brooks and Corey Lemonier playing defensive end.
5:34 Things to watch: Will the 49ers double-cover Pierre Garcon? Will the Redskins single-cover Anquan Boldin or Vernon Davis?
5:36 The Redskins win the toss and elect to receive.
5:43 The Redskins run zero times and go three-and-out. Garcon dropped a screen on first down. Brooks almost sacked Griffin on second down. Griffin threw a horrid pass on third down. 49ers’ ball at their 31.
5:47 Kaepernick throws a first down to Manningham on a quick slant, and then the 49ers go three-and-out. Kaepernick scrambles and slips for a 4-yard loss on second and 5. Kaepernick forces a pass to Vernon Davis on third and 9. DeAngelo Hall is covering Davis, and Hall knocks the pass away. The 49ers punt. Redskins’ ball at their 20.
5:52 Justin Smith tackles Roy Helu after a two-yard gain on third-and-3. The Redskins punt and tackle LaMichael James at his 30. Michael Wilhoite is flagged for holding, so the 49ers start at their 21.
5:57 Kaepernick throws a 13-yard pass to Manningham on the first play of drive No.2, and then the 49ers’ go three-and-out. On third-and-8, Kaepernick drops straight back, decides not to throw to his first read and gets sacked for a loss of 3. 49ers punt. Redskins’ ball at their 22.
6:01 Ahmad Brooks hits Griffin’s arm on first down, then Griffin tackles Morris for no gain on second down. On third down, Griffin moves forward in the pocket and overthrows his deep receiver by 10 yards. After the punt, the 49ers have the ball at their 38.
6:09 Kaepernick throws a 19-yard TD pass to Boldin on a “sluggo.” 7-0 Niners. The play before, Kaepernick threw a pass up for Boldin and it he caught it – gain of 24. On both plays, Josh Wilson was single-covering Boldin. What was Jim Haslett thinking?
6:16 Griffin scrambles for 11 yards on third-and-11. Then Helu gains 12 yards on the next play. Then Kyle Shanahan calls a play-action bootleg. Bad call. Griffin drops back, Aldon Smith is in his face and Griffin throws a lolly pop to Donte Whitner. The Redskins could have just run the ball. 49ers’ ball at their 42 when the second quarter begins.