This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 2 road game against the Seahawks. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
1:02 Here are the 49ers’ inactives: WR Kendrick Bourne, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, FS Lorenzo Jerome, DE Pita Taumoepenu, LB Reuben Foster, OL Erik Magnuson, DT Xaveri Cooper.
1:03 Jimmie Ward is active, but he may not start. Jaquiski Tartt most likely will be the free safety for the second game in a row.
1:04 Laken Tomlinson will start at left guard in place of Zane Beadles. Tomlinson should be an improvement over Beadles as a pass protector, but not necessarily as a run blocker.
1:05 Aaron Lynch is active, and the 49ers should use him. He is talented enough to beat either of the Seahawks offensive tackles — Rees Odhiambo or Germain Ifedi.
1:06 Here are the Seahawks’ inactives: RB Eddie Lacy, RB J.D. McKissic, FS Tedric Thompson, LB Terence Garvin, G Jordan Roos, G/T Oday Aboushi, OT Isaiah Battle.
1:25 The 49ers win the toss and defer. The Seahawks receive the opening kickoff. They will start from their 25-yard line after a touchback.
1:36 Dontae Johnson knocks down a jump ball from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin in the end zone on third-and-goal, and the Seahawks kick a field goal. They lead 3-0.
1:37 The key play on the drive came on fourth-and-1 from the 49ers 41-yard line. The Seahawks ran a zone-read play, and both Solomon Thomas and Ray Ray Armstrong overplayed the running back and allowed Wilson to keep the ball and run off left tackle for a nine-yard gain. Thomas and Armstrong needed to contain Wilson and force him to hand the ball off. Big mistake.
1:39 Victor Bolden Jr. is the kick returner. He takes a knee for a touchback.
1:42 Carlos Hyde runs up the middle for no gain on third-and-1, and the Niners go three and out. Brian Hoyer took a deep shot on second-and-6, but the pass was high and it bounced off of Marquise Goodwin’s outstretched hands.
1:47 Wilson throws over Tyler Lockett’s head on third-and-9, and the Seahawks go three and out. On second-and-8, Wilson tried to scramble between the right tackle and right guard, and Aaron Lynch sacked him. Great play by Lynch. Preventing Wilson from running is one of the keys to the game for the 49ers. If Solomon Thomas had prevented Wilson from running on fourth-and-1 during the previous drive, the score would be 0-0.
1:50 Trent Taylor returns the punt 11 yards to the 49ers 39.
1:50 First and 10, the 49ers use an empty formation — no one in the backfield. Brian Hoyer throws to Hyde running a crossing route and gets intercepted. Horrendous play by Hoyer. The Seahawks defender was standing right there.
1:56 Jaquiski Tartt and K’Waun Williams break up a pass in the end zone intended for Tanner McEvoy, and the Seahawks kick another field goal. They lead 6-0. Tank Carradine sacked Wilson on the first play of the drive but, on third-and-11, Dontae Johnson gave up a 16-yard catch to rookie wide receiver Amarah Darboh.
1:58 On third-and-3 from the 49ers 14, the 49ers played soft zone coverage and allowed Tyler Lockett to make an uncontested six-yard catch. Unacceptable. The Niners have to play tighter and deny the short catch on third and short. The Niners have played soft zone coverage on two third and shorts.
2:02 On first-and-10 from the 49ers 43, Hoyer throws a play-action screen pass to George Kittle, who gets tackled for a one-yard loss. That’s the final play of the first quarter.
2:07 On third-and-8, Hoyer completes a five-yard pass to Trent Taylor. Pierre Garcon has not touched the ball once in this game. Bradley Pinion punts and Asa Jackson downs the ball at the Seahawks 3-yard line.
2:13 That play on third-and-8 was a pick pass to Taylor, which would have been a good play call on third-and-5. But it was a bad play call on third-and-8. Kyle Shanahan has to do better.
2:16 On third-and-8 from the Seahawks 29, K’Waun Williams almost intercepts a pass intended for Paul Richardson.
2:17 Trent Taylor returns the punt 21 yards to the 49ers 35. Good return.
2:21 On first-and-10 from the 49ers, Brian Hoyer commits an 11-yard intentional grounding penalty. He has been just awful in this game. The Niners punt three plays later. The Seahawks will start from their 19.
2:28 On third-and-7 from the Seahawks 48, Wilson throws a deep pass to Paul Richardson who catches the ball out of bounds. Eric Reid injured his left leg on the play. Non-contact injury. He still is sitting on the turf.
2:32 Trent Taylor makes a fair catch at the 49ers 11.
2:35 Carlos Hyde cuts back to the left on an inside zone play and gains 61 yards. But three plays later on third-and-6 from the Seahawks 18, Hoyer takes a five-step drop, holds the ball and gets sacked by Michael Bennett, who beat Joe Staley.
2:38 Robbie Gould makes a 40-yard field goal. The Seahawks lead 6-3 with 1:55 left in the first half.
2:42 Seahawks go three and out. Niners have the ball at their 31 with 56 seconds left.
2:46 On third-and-12 from the 49ers 29, Hyde takes a handoff from the shotgun, runs an inside zone play and gains 27 yards.
2:48 The 49ers waste an opportunity to take a shot in the end zone on second-and-1 from the Seahawks 19 when Hoyer throws an incomplete pass to Garcon running a shallow cross. Next play, K.J. Wright breaks up a short pass over the middle intended for Trent Taylor. Gould makes a 37-yard field goal and the game is tied at 6 with 17 seconds left in the first half. Hyde has 102 rushing yards, and 92 have come on inside zone plays.
2:50 The Seahawks take a knee on offense, and the first half ends.
2:55 49ers first-half TPS report: Two penalties, one interception and one sack. They’re playing a much cleaner game than they did last week, and the defense has played very well with the exception of a few plays.
2:59 The 49ers had the ball for just 9:13 in the first half. Will the defense run out of gas in the second half?
3:13 On third-and-6 from the 49ers 42, Carlos Hyde is flagged for an illegal pick. The Seahawks decline the penalty because Hoyer threw an incomplete pass on the play. The Seahawks will start their drive from their 7.
3:22 On second-and-18 after a sack by Arik Armstead. Ray Ray Armstrong tackles Paul Richardson out of bounds. Armstrong is not a smart player.
3:23 On third-and-6 from the 49ers 40, Wilson throws a strike over the middle to an open McEvoy, who drops the ball. Lucky break for the Niners. They get the ball at their six-yard line after the punt.
3:30 On second-and-9 from the 7, Hoyer gets sacked for a six-yard loss. The 49ers go three-and-out. Seahawks ball at their 42-yard line after a 47-yard punt.
3:35 On third-and-11, Rashard Robinson lets an interception bounce off of his chest. The Seahawks go three and out. Trent Taylor makes a fair catch at the 49ers 13.
3:41 Daniel Kilgore commits a holding penalty on second-and-6 from the 49ers 28, and the Niners punt two plays later. Kyle Shanahan hasn’t called a deep shot since the first half. The Niners aren’t precise enough to execute long drives.
3:44 DeForest Buckner hits Wilson as he throws, and Jimmie Ward breaks up the pass on third-and-10. The Seahawks go three and out. The Niners will start from their 30 after a short punt.
3:46 On the first play of the drive and the final play of the third quarter, Marquise Goodwin runs a 12-yard out and catches a pass from Hoyer. That route should always work against Cover 3.
3:56 On second-and-six from the Seahawks 16, Marquise Goodwin fails to track a pass into his hands for the second week in a row, and drops the pass at the 10-yard line. Gould makes a 34-yard field goal two plays later. The 49ers lead 9-6.
4:06 On third-and-7 from the 49ers 9-yard line, Wilson scrambles to his left and throws a touchdown pass to Paul Richardson, who beat Rashard Robinson.
4:07 The Seahawks miss the extra point. That’s a break for the 49ers. They trail by a field goal — 12 to 9.
4:08 Wilson ran for 27 yards on that touchdown drive. The Niners never had a player assigned to spy Wilson. Tank Carradine and Aaron Lynch couldn’t catch Wilson in a million years. Bad play-calling by Robert Saleh.
4:13 On first-and-10, Kyle Shanahan calls an outside zone play to the right and Carlos Hyde gains no yards. On third-and-9, Shanahan calls another pick pass to Garrett Celek, which would have been a good call on third-and-5. Celek gains six yards and the 49ers punt. The Seahawks will start at their 12 after an illegal block in the back.
4:22 The Seahawks have the ball at the 49ers 47 after the two-minute warning, and the Niners have no timeouts. This one is over. Stay tuned for my Periscope postgame report and team grades.