49ers vs. Bears live blog: First quarter

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.

  1. I thought the rule use to be out the back of the endzone is a safety. If you muff the kickoff like that and it goes out the back of the endzone, it should be a safety

    1. Lol… of course he is not talking. He complained last week for not contributing to their win and when Rivers went at him 4 times he couldn’t stop any of those 4 passes that went his way.

      1. I didn’t notice the flags- I think I was blinded by watching Sherman get exposed over and over again by Rivers.

        I am not a fan of the “points of emphasis”.

  2. Lucky Kap wasn’t injured on that play with Allen rolling up on his legs and the other player taking him up top. If that was on Tom Brady or Manning Roger Goodell would have run on the field to throw a flag.

  3. why is there so much complaining here??? The team is moving the ball and doing a darn good job. Sure some throws could be better but he isn’t getting time to throw. Give me a break.

    1. Because the bears are selling out to stop the run and If Kap was throwing accurate passes they should be able to get some big plays out of it. Instead he has been throwing bad passes that have led to no yac.

      1. Kaepernick has pressure in his face each play because the bears are doing exactly what you posted. He’s done a heck of a job getting through reads compared to last season. It is week 2, not the second week of the playoffs. I am super stoked by what I see.

  4. I’m seeing a different game apparently. I am seeing Kaepenick go through his reads with constant pressure in his face. You all want everything perfect week 2. That’s unrealistic.
    I have no complaints with how this team is playing.

  5. Harbaugh is gonna lose another challenge…. who is the one who is watching tv telling harbaugh to challenge these??? They should find someone that isn’t blind to do that job- with two eyes preferably.

  6. That Verizon commercial shows a jets football on the picnic table while the fan is wearing a patriots jersey…Whoops…That’s what happens when nonfans make football commercials.

    1. Get realistic Enjoy the game All youre doing is complaining. Is that the premise of Chicago residents? No wonder the murder rate is so high. You all have nothing to live for

  7. The team is having fun. They are looking good. These turnovers don’t bother me at all. They are playing aggressively. That’s what we’ve all called for each year. This team is just going to get even better and even scarier as the weeks go on!

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