This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers Week 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
12:03 Marshawn Lynch is inactive. I told you the Niners would win this game. Here are the rest of the Seahawks inactives:
WR Paul Richardson
CB Tye Smith
OLB Bruce Irvin
C Drew Nowack
C/G Kritjan Sokoli
DT A.J. Francis
Thomas Rawls is starting in place of Lynch.
12:05 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
WR Jerome Simpson
WR DeAndrew White
CB Keith Reaser
RB Carlos Hyde
G Brandon Thomas
G Ian Silberman
DE Tank Carradine
Shaun Draughn is starting in place of Hyde.
1:23 Seattle wins the toss and defers.
1:29 Cliff Avril beats Erik Pears around the edge and sacks Blaine Gabbert on third-and-3, and the Niners go three-and-out. Anquan Boldin was running uncovered down the seam. Draughn fumbled on second down, but he recovered the ball.
1:31 Glenn Dorsey is down on the turf after Rawls rushes for three yards on first down.
1:32 Dorsey injured his right leg. Arik Armstead will replace him.
1:38 Tyler Lockett burns Jimmie Ward for a 24-yard touchdown catch. Ward was playing press-man coverage, and he whiffed at the line of scrimmage. Horrible.
1:40 Dorsey has a knee injury and is questionable to return.
1:45 Gabbert overthrows Torrey Smith deep on third-and-6, and the Niners go three-and-out again. Marcus Martin was flagged for a false start on first down. Seahawks ball at their 41 after the punt.
1:55 On drive No. 2, the Seahawks run the ball down the 49ers’ throat, and Rawls punches it in the end zone from two yards out. Extra point no good. 13-0 Seahawks. The Niners can’t match their tempo, and Jim Tomsula can’t get his team ready to play a road game.
1:59 Jimmie Ward flagged for a block in the back on the kick return.
2:05 On third-and-10, Gabbert checks down to Draughn who picks up only nine, and the first quarter ends.
2:06 Question: How does a team come out flat after a bye week?
2:06 Dorsey is out.
2:18 On third-and-10 from the Niners 11, Wilson completes a pass underneath to Tyler Lockett, who breaks three tackles and scores. 20-0 Seahwaks. The Niners are playing like a team that wants its head coach fired. Eric Reid is the only person playing hard on the Niners’ defense.
2:22 Jim Tomsula is a players’ coach whose players don’t play for him.
2:25 Gabbert slightly overthrows Bruce Ellington by 20 yards on third-and-3.
2:26 Quinton Patton commits a 15-yard helmet-to-helmet penalty on the punt return.
2:42 Wilson scrambles for six yards on third-and-16, and the Niners finally stop the Seahawks on third down.
2:44 Niners ball at their 8 with 1:40 left in the first half.
2:52 Gabbert throws a 19-yard touchdown pass over the middle to Vance McDonald. Nine-play drive before halftime. 20-7 Seahawks with nine seconds until halftime.
3:00 Halftime question: Where is the 49ers’ run defense? Isn’t that supposed to be Jim Tomsula’s specialty?
3:11 WIlson throws a nine-yard pass on third-and-11, and the Seahawks go three-and-out. Aaron Lynch sacked Wilson on first down.
3:18 Gabbert completes a 33-yard pass to Garrett Celek on the first play of the drive. Six plays later, Phil Dawson makes a 27-yard field goal attempt. 20-10 Seahawks.
3:28 The Seahawks drive 65 yards and kick a field goal. Score is 23-10 Seattle.
3:30 Ellington fumbles the ball out of bounds during the kick return. Niners ball at their 32.
3:40 Gabbert leads another field-goal drive, and the score is 23-13 Seahawks. Gabbert completed a 25-yard pass to Anquan Boldin and a 36-yard pass to McDonald on that drive. Gabbert’s passer rating is 107.0.
3:44 Rawls runs for three yards on first down before the third quarter ends.
3:50 Rawls catches a short pass in the flat, runs right around Michael Wilhoite and scores from 31 yards out. Pathetic play by Wilhoite. 29-13 Seahawks after the Niners block the extra point.
3:57 Gabbert completes a 28-yard pass over the middle to Boldin on the first play of the drive, but the Niners punt three plays later. Chryst called two short passes and a run for Draughn even though downfield passes have been successful.
4:06 Wilson overthrows Lockett deep on third-and-10, and Seattle punts.
4:12 Erik Pears gives up a sack on third-and-three. Gabbert had no chance. Niners punt even though the game is almost over.
4:21 Niners’ ball at their 9 with 3:27 left.
4:23 Tomsula punts on fourth-and-8. Why, Jim?