SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 2 game against the Bears. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
7:30 17 penalties in the first half. Another 8 were refused or offset. Is that a record?
7:32 Penalty on the kickoff. Half the distance to the goal. 49ers start at their 10.
7:44 The 49ers drive the ball down the Bears’ 5 yard line but cannot score a touchdown. Dawson makes a short field goal and it’s 20-7 Niners. The first play of the drive was a Wham play for Gore. The third play of the drive was a Power off tackle run to the left. Gore gained 7 yards on that play. It was third and 1.
7:47 Touchback. No flags!
7:48 Charles Tillman is out with a triceps injury.
7:51 Corey Lemonier is flagged for illegal hands to the face on third-and-9. Automatic first down.
7:53 Three plays later, Dontae Johnson is flagged for illegal contact on third-and-7. Automatic first down.
7:54 Next play, delay of game. First and 15.
7:56 Cutler hits Jeffery in the middle of the field for 14 yards on first down. Forte runs up the middle for 2 yards on second down. First and ten at the 44.
7:56 Next play, Cutler hits Marshall who beats Jimmie Ward for 14 yards.
7:58 Next play, Cutler completes a 15-yard pass to Holmes who was covered by Cox.Second-and-five and the Bears burn a timeout to avoid a delay of game penalty.
8:01 The third quarter ends as the officials flag the Bears for a false start. First-and-15 at the 49ers’ 17 when the fourth quarter starts.