SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 2 game against the Bears. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
5:26 The 49ers win the toss and defer. The Bears will receive the opening kickoff.
5:31 The Bears are flagged for holding. They start at their 7 yard line.
5:34 Bears gain two yards and go three-and-out and Aaron Lynch blocks the punt. 49ers’ ball at the Bears’ 8.
5:37 Colin Kaepernick completes a pass to Michael Crabtree in the front-right corner of the end zone on third-and-goal from the three. 7-0 Niners. The refs are reviewing the catch.
5:40 Refs confirm that it is a touchdown. Kaepernick threw a line drive up high. Crabtree reached up and grabbed it.
5:42 Touchback. Bears start at their 20.
5:45 The Bears gain 16 yards and punt. Brandon Marshall dropped a pass. The Bears’ offense looks timid. 49ers’ ball at their 19.
5:50 Alex Boone is the starting right guard by the way.
5:52 Kaepernick leads Stevie Johnson too far and Charles Tillman picks off the pass. The refs are reviewing the interception. Bears’ ball at their 36 if the pick stands.
5:54 The 49ers’ offense and the Bears’ defense is on the field. Seems both teams expect the refs to overturn the call.
5:55 Officials rule that the ball hit the ground and was incomplete. The Bears decline a 10-yard pass interference penalty on Stevie Johnson. Third and ten.
5:57 Joe Staley is flagged for holding, negating a 10-yard scramble by Kaepernick. Third and 20.
5:58 Willie Young is flagged for a neutral zone infraction. Third and 15.
5:59 Kyle Fuller is flagged for holding 30 yards away from the play. Automatic first down at the 49ers’ 46.
5:59 Kaepernick play fakes, rolls left and throws behind a wide open Vance McDonald. Second and 10.
6:00 Kaepernick scrambles and throws a pass to Boldin’s ankles and he drops it. Third and 10.
6:01 The Bears leave Vernon Davis open in the middle of the field and Kaepernick hits him for 14 and a first down.
6:06 Jonathan Martin is flagged for a false start on third-and-five from the Bears’ nine. Next play, the 49ers call timeout before the play clock expires. Third and 10 from the 14.
6:08 Kaepernick fires a short pass high to Hyde. He catches it and gains five yards. No attempt to throw the ball into the end zone. Dawson makes the short field goal and it’s 10 zip.
6:11 L.J. McCray decks a Bear from behind as Senorise Perry kneels the ball in the end zone for a touchback. 15 yard penalty. Bears’ ball at their 35.
6:17 The first quarter ends. The Bears face third and 2 at the 49ers’ 48 yard line when the second quarter begins. The Bears gained 12 yards on this drive. The 49ers gifted them a first down when Jimmie Ward committed an illegal hands to the face penalty against Santonio Holmes.