This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
11:39 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
WR DeAndrew White
RB Carlos Hyde
CB Chris Davis
LB Ray-Ray Armstrong
LB Ahmad Brooks
G Brandon Thomas
OL Ian Silberman
11:40 The 49ers say Ahmad Brooks suffered a concussion during last week’s game. Odd. He seemed as lucid as could be after the game.
1:03 The 49ers win the toss and choose to receive.
1:09 Blaine Gabbert holds the ball in the pocket and takes a sack on third-and-9 from the Cardinals’ 33. Jimmie Ward downs Bradley Pinion’s punt at the Arizona 1. Shaun Draughn ran four times for 32 yards on that drive.
1:16 Tramaine Brock breaks up a pass intended for J.J. Nelson on third-and-10 from the Cardinals’ 15.
1:16 Bruce Ellington drops the punt and the Cardinals recover. Kyle-Williamsesque. First-and-10 for the Cardinals at the San Francisco 39.
1:26 Larry Fitzgerald drops a pass in the end zone on third-and-3 from the Niners’ 8. He had a step on Jimmie Ward. No surprise the Cardinals went after him in the red zone. Arizona makes a field goal and take a 3-0 lead.
1:32 Garrett Celek is injured on the field after Draughn rushes for two yards on first down. Draughn seemed to fall into Celek’s legs from behind.
1:35 Trainers drive Celek off the field.
1:37 Celek: questionable with ankle injury.
1:37 Gabbert’s first pass downfield gets intercepted by Tyrann Mathieu. Gabbert underthrew Quinton Patton on a deep corner route.
1:44 Fitzgerald runs a slant and beats Tramaine Brock for a seven-yard catch on third-and-3. End of first quarter. First-and-10 from the Niners’ 28 when the second quarter begins.
1:53 On third-and-17, Palmer throws a perfect pass to Tramaine Brock in the end zone, and Brock just drops it. He lost his focus on that one. The Cardinals kick another field goal and take a 6-0 lead.
2:02 Gabbert throws a gutsy four-yard pass to Draughn on third-and-14.
2:08 Eric Reid breaks up a deep pass intended for David Johnson on fourth-and-2.
2:09 On third-and-8, Gabbert throws a one-yard pass to Quinton Patton who bobbles the ball and then drops it.
2:15 Michael Wilhoite tackles Andre Ellington in the backfield for a one-yard loss on third-and-1. The Cardinals haven’t shown up yet.
2:19 Gabbert throws a 15-yard pass over the middle to Vance McDonald. Next play, Gabbert scrambles to his right and throws against his body to Anquan Boldin who picks up 15. First-and-10 from the San Francisco 48 after the two-minute warning.
2:27 Phil Dawson makes a 53-yard field goal as time expires. Niners trail 6-3 at halftime.
2:37 Gabbert played scared in the first half. A scared man can’t win.
2:40. Celek is out with an ankle injury.
2:52 On the Cardinals 9th play inside the Niners’ 5-yard line, David Johnson runs into the end zone from 1 yard out. 13-3 Cardinals. The Niners committed five penalties on that drive–four in the end zone.
3:02 Gabbert throws a touchdown pass to a wide open Vance McDonald on second-and-five from the 8. 13-10 Cardinals. Gabbert threw a seven-yard pass to Blake Bell who turned the catch into a 48-yard gain earlier in the drive.
3:09 Arik Armstead hits Palmer as he throws on third-and-7. The pass intended for J.J. Nelson sails high. Arizona punts into the end zone.
3:16 On third-and-14, Gabbert’s pass travels 5 yards in the air. Blake Bell catches it and picks up six yards after the catch. Phil Dawson makes a 33-yard field goal, and the score is tied at 13.
3:21 Palmer completes a five-yard pass to Fitzgerald on third-and-1, and the third quarter ends.
3:25 Tank Carradine is flagged for illegal hands to the face on third-and-8. Have a seat, Tank.
3:28 Palmer throws behind Fitzgerald on third-and-7, and the Cardinals will punt.
3:33 Boldin runs a slant on third-and-7, and Gabbert throws too far in front of him. Gabbert underthrew him deep four plays earlier. Cardinals’ ball at their 15 after Pinion’s punt.
3:50 Ward gives up a 34-yard catch to J.J. Nelson on second-and-14 from the Niners’ 35. This just in: Ward can’t cover.
3:54 Palmer scrambles for a touchdown on second-and-goal from the 7, but the Cardinals miss the extra point. 19-13 Arizona. Will Gabbert do something special?
3:57 Niners start at their 21 with 2:21 left.
4:06 Gabbert throws a pass two yards in front of the first-down marker on fourth-and-20 with the game on the line. Boldin catches the ball but the Niners turn it over on downs. Game over. Pathetic. Stay tuned for grades.