SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 9 game against the Cardinals. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:02 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- DE Solomon Thomas
- OT Joe Staley
- CB K’Waun Williams
- DE Aaron Lynch
- DE Pita Taumoepenu
- OT Garry Gilliams
- NT D.J. Jones
1:03 Reuben Foster is active.
1:04 The 49ers elected to defer. The Cardinals will receive the opening kickoff.
1:09 Phil Dawson misses a 38-yard field goal. The 49ers get the ball at their 28-yard line.
1:11 The 49ers starting right tackle is Erik Magnuson.
1:13 On the third play of the drive, Kyle Juszczyk catches a pass in the flat, fights for extra yards and gets stripped by Patrick Peterson. Cardinals ball at the Niners 6-yard line.
1:17 On third-and-goal from the three, Drew Stanton rolls to his right and takes a hit from DeForest Buckner while throwing a touchdown pass to Jaron Brown. Cardinals lead 7-0.
1:18 George Kittle has a leg injury and his return is questionable.
1:23 On third-and-8, C.J. Beathard has time in the pocket, he throws a five-yard pass over the middle to Trent Taylor and misses. The pass was over Taylor’s head. Awful pass. Makes you wonder if Beathard is good enough to even be a backup in the NFL.
1:28 On third-and-13, John Brown drops a 15-yard pass, and the Cardinals go three-and-out.
1:29 Cole Hikutini is out with a knee injury.
1:34 On third-and-8 from the Cardinals 47, Olsen Pierre beats Laken Tomlinson and sacks C.J. Beathard.
1:36 On third-and-6, Jaquiski Tartt knocks Andre Ellington out of bounds one yard short of the first-down marker, and the Cardinals go three-and-out.
1:40 On third-and-10, Corey Peters beats Daniel Kilgore and sacks C.J. Beathard. The Niners go three-and-out again.
1:42 The Niners defense forces another punt after just three plays. The Cardinals didn’t give the ball to Adrian Peterson once during that series. The Niners have shut him down so far. He has no holes to run through.
1:47 On the first play of the drive, Beathard completes a 55-yard deep pass to Marquise Goodwin. The pass traveled 63 yards in the air. Next play, Brandon Fusco commits a holding penalty, which kills the drive. Robbie Gould will attempt a 42-yard field goal when the second quarter begins.
1:50 Gould makes the 42-yard field goal, and the Niners trail 7-3.
2:00 On first-and-10 from the 49ers 11, Ahkello Witherspoon gives up a touchdown catch to tight end Jermaine Gresham. Cardinals lead 14-3.
2:05 On third-and-6, Patrick Peterson breaks up a pass intended for Goodwin, and the Niners go three-and-out.
2:10 On third-and-2 from the Cardinals 23, Leon Hall breaks up a short pass intended for Fitzgerald, and the Cardinals go three-and-out.
2:13 Hyde runs for six yards on first down, then Beathard gets sacked on second down, throws an incomplete pass on third down and the Niners punt.
2:22 Eric Reid intercepts a pass intended for Jermaine Gresham in the end zone.
2:32 On third-and-10 from the Cardinals 38, George Kittle drops a six-yard pass over the middle. The Niners punt, and pin the Cardinals at their six-yard line with 26 seconds left.
2:33 The Cardinals take a knee. Halftime.
2:34 Beathard’s first-half QB rating: 66.9.
Stanton’s first-half QB rating: 88.7.
2:35 The 49ers shut down Adrian Peterson early in the game, but the Cardinals adjusted by running primarily to their left, and Peterson finished the half with 79 rushing yards on 17 attempts.
3:02 On third-and-goal from the one-yard line, Beathard keeps the ball on a zone-read play and scores. Niners trail 14-10.
3:11 Reuben Foster leaves the game with what appears to be a right-ankle injury.
3:16 Foster returns to the game three plays later.
3:17 Elvis Dumervil hits Stanton and forces an incomplete throw on third-and-13 from the Cardinals 46. Niners get the ball at their 15 after the punt.
3:22 On third-and-5, Beathard has all day in the pocket and an open Garrett Celek over the middle, but Beathard’s pass gets knocked down at the line of scrimmage and the Niners punt.
3:29 First-and-10 from the 49ers 15-yard line for the Cardinals when the fourth quarter starts.
3:33 Dawson makes a 33-yard field goal, and the Cardinals lead 17-10 with 13:31 left.
3:55 Dawson makes a 32-yard field goal, and the Cardinals lead 20-10 with 5:33 left.
4:02 On fourth-and-3 from the Cardinals 49-yard line, Beathard throws to Hyde and the ball hits him in the face mask. Incomplete.
4:04. Next play, Peterson fumbles and the 49ers recover.
4:09 Beathard scrambles for 10 yards and gets hit late by Antoine Bethea. Big fight breaks out, and Carlos Hyde gets ejected, as do two Cardinals.
4:14 On first-and-goal from the 9, Beathard rolls left, throws a dart off the back of Trent Brown’s head, the ball pops into the air and gets intercepted by Karlos Dansby. One of the worst throws you ever will see. Wow.
4:27 Game over. Stay tuned for my postgame Periscope and grades.