49ers vs. Chiefs live blog: Third quarter

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.

3:20 Touchback.

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.

  1. Hard to watch intently as i am at a crowded Village bar full of posturing millenials, but at least Kaep appears to be scanning field…not successfully, but at least he is trying/fighting

  2. Someone tell the fans at the stadium that the 2nd half has started. Looks like it’s a little hot in Santa Clara.

    Kaep made a poor decision by running up the middle for a possible 1st down when there was plenty of room on the outside. Another slow start for our defense and KC is moving again.

  3. Creative play design by Andy Reid to gedt the ball to DeAnthony Thomas for the TD. Something like that would be perfect for Ellington. Maybe Roman will file that thought away in his mind for future games. A shame to waste Ellington’s speed week in and week out.

  4. What the HE*L is going on out there? Roman is an idiot. Worse play calling at the end of that drive. Someone tell Jonathan Martin if he’s on skates to “trip”

  5. So someone needs to tell our QB to throw the ball away when he gets pressure. He starting to look like Smith used to. Get rid of the ball instead of taking all these damn sacks.

    1. You have to be out of the pocket to throw the ball away with out getting called for intentional grounding. Did you forget that rule?

  6. Chiefs play design and play calling is much better than our own. We’re stuck with Roman forever. Roman is entirely too predictable now.

  7. honestly we have too much talent on offense no excuse why ckone should not be averaging 400 yards a game……..

    cmon……other teams win with less talent……

    maybe it is the coaches fault

    1. He is the kinda guy that gets easily rattled when the pressure is on. That bomb to Lloyd was the biggest horse shoe up the a$$ I have ever seen.
      Look at all the should have INT’s today. Probably about 5

  8. i have this sick feeling Ckone is going to cost us this game………the chiefs defense is not dat good…freaking marcus cooper is there number 1 corner….

  9. hyde should learn from Gore……I just want to say again Thank God for Gore…….we don’t have a franchise QB but we have a franchise RB

        1. In that kind of circumstance the last thing you want is an interception so if you miss you want it to be long. That is why they called a pass play. Throw a safe pass that can not intercepted and at least you have a chance and nothing lost.

    1. Wilsonn73- I think they chose the right QB but that play had nothing to do with it. Alex had to gamble being down 4 pts and very little time left. Hey it wasn’t a good pass but you will never be perfect. I think throwing an interception under these types of situations is not the same as during a drive with plenty of time left.

      1. I like Alex and appreciated his worth ethic and attitude while in SF. KC nearly won that game. It could have gone either way.

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