SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 5 game against the Texans. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
5:25 The Texans won the toss and elected to receive. Clearly the NFL’s strategy to beat the 49ers’ is the Colts’ Week 3 game plan – get an early lead and make the 49ers’ offense one-dimensional. The Texans’ offense has been good in the first quarter this season. Let’s see if that trend continues.
5:31 C.J. Spillman tackles Keshawn Martin at the Texans’ 12.
5:33 Matt Schaub throws a pick-six to Tramaine Brock on third-and-six, the third offensive play of the game for the 49ers. 7-0 49ers. Schaub is a joke, fourth week in a row he’s thrown a pick-six, and NFL record. The Texans should bench him.
5:36 Martin returns the kickoff to the Texans’ 45 yard line. They haven’t taken out Schaub yet.
5:44 11-play drive for the Texans but they miss a 45-yard field goal. They had the ball at the 49ers’ 16 yard line but Owen Daniels committed back-to-back penalties, a hold and a false start. Schaub converted two third downs, one to Daniels on a drag route – he beat Perrish Cox – and one to Daniels – he beat Tramaine Brock, who was playing way off him. 49ers’ ball at their 35.
5:47 Baldwin is the 49ers’ No.2 receiver on the first play. Kaepernick throws a fade to him but he can’t catch it.
5:55 12-play touchdown drive capped off by a one-yard Frank Gore run. 14-0 49ers. Kaepernick converted three third downs on the drive, a 13-yard pass to Vernon Davis, an 11-yard pass to Davis and a 9-yard pass to Boldin. Kyle Williams also gained 13 yards on an end around.
5:58 Martin fumbles the kick return but recovers it. This franchise is in full meltdown mode.
6:02 Schaub completes his first two passes of the drive, one to Ben Tate for 8 yards and one to Owen Daniels for 12 yards. Schaub still has not attempted a pass farther than 14 yards down field. The first quarter ends. First and 10 from their 39 one the second quarter begins.