SEATTLE, Wa. — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 15 game against the Seahawks. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:22 The Seahawks win the toss and defer.
1:25 The Seahwaks tackle Bruce Ellington at the 49ers’ 17 on the opening kickoff.
1:41 K. J. Wright sacks Colin Kaepernick on third-and-10 from the Seahawks’ 45. Seahawks ball at their 10 after the punt.
1:32 Carlos Hyde and Frank Gore gained 43 yards on back-to-back read-option carries so, of course, Greg Roman follows up with three-straight pass plays. Result: two incompletions and a sack.
1:38 Ahmad Brooks sacks Russell Wilson on third-and-10 from the Seahawks’ 22. Aldon Smith lined up at defensive tackle next to Brooks. Smith looped around to the Ray McDonald and Justin Smith and forced Wilson to step up into Brooks.
1:39 Ellington returns the punt 9 yards to the 49ers’ 31.
1:42 The Niners go three-and-out. Kaepernick throws a 7-yard grounder to Vernon Davis on third-and-9. Pass was tipped. Frank Gore lost two yards on a Weak G run to the left on second-and-7.
1:43 Kassim Osgood tackles Walters at the Seahawks’ 19.
1:51 The 49ers blitz two players on third-and-9 from the Seahawks’ 19, forcing Wilson to throw early and behind Tony Moeaki. Steven Hauschka makes a 38-yard field goal and the score is 3-0 Seattle. Eric Reid committed two unnecessary roughness penalties on that drive — hitting a player out of bounds, and hitting a defenseless receiver over the middle. Reid has not played well this season.
1:54 Ellington returns the kick to the 49ers’ 31, but Osgood is flagged for holding. First-and-10 at the 15.
2:01 Carlos Hyde gains 10 yards on a counter run to the left and the first quarter ends. First-and-10 from the Seahawks’ 20 when the second quarter begins.