SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 5 game against the Chiefs. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
2:56 The Chiefs will kickoff to begin the second half.
3:00 Ellington returns the kickoff to the 49ers’ 21.
3:01 Kaepernick throws left to Crabtree on first down and Sean Smith drops the interception.
3:01 Gore gains 7 on second and 10.
3:02 Kaepernick scrambles up the middle for 2 yards on third and three. He wanted to throw to Lloyd but Cooper was all over him.
3:02 De’Anthony Thomas returns the punt 28 yards to the Chiefs’ 42.
3:06 Charles gains 26 yards on a run to the right.
3:07 Smith completes a 15-yard pass to Bowe in front of Cox on second-and-10. Next play, Smith completes a screen pass to Thomas who stiff arms Bethea and tightropes down the left sideline for a 17-yard touchdown. 17-13 Chiefs. A four-play, 58-yard touchdown drive.
3:10 Ellington returns the kickoff 26 yards to the 49ers’ 23.
3:12 Nick Moody has a hamstring injury and his return is questionable.
3:14 Mike Iupati is flagged for a false start on first-and-10 from the Chiefs’ 20.
3:15 Houston sacks Kaepernick for a loss of 2 on first and 15.
3:16 Kaepernick slides for another loss of two, this time on a read-option run to the left. Third and 19.
3:17 Dontari Poe blows by Boone and hits Kaepernick, and then Allen Bailey sacks him. Phil Dawson makes a 52-yard field goal and the score is 17-16 Chiefs.
3:23 The 49ers rush five on third-and-5. Smith completes a quick pass to Charles for four yards. The Chiefs go three-and-out.
3:24 Ellington makes the fair catch at the 49ers’ 20.
3:27 Frank Gore runs left on first down and gains 2 yards. Joe Staley is injured. He’s walking off the field. Alex Boone is the left tackle now and Joe Looney is the right guard.
3:28 Staley seems fine. Should be back soon.
3:28 Kaepernick play fakes and gets sacked by Bailey and Poe for an 8-yard loss on second-and-8.
3:29 Kaepernick throws behind Boldin on third-and-16 and the 49ers go three-and-out.
3:30 Thomas returns the punt 10 yards to the Chiefs’ 45.
3:31 Lynch bats down Smith’s pass on first down.
3:32 Smith completes a 13-yard pass to Kelce on second-and-10.
3:34 Demetrius Harris drops a first-down pass on third-and-four from the 49ers’ 36. The Chiefs punt. Touchback.
3:35 Carlos Hyde gains 7 yards on first down and the third quarter ends.