SANTA CLAR A — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 4 game against the Eagles. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:24 The 49ers win the toss and defer.
1:24 The 49ers went from 5.5 point favorites to 4 point favorites this morning. What do the bookies know at this late an hour????
1:26 Jimmie Ward tackles Chris Polk at the Eagles’ 21.
1:28 Nick Foles keeps the ball on a read-option play and run for a one-yard gain on third-and-1 from the Eagles’ 30. Jim Harbaugh is challenging. He thinks Foles’ knee was down before he reached the 31.
1:31 The ruling on the field stands. The 49ers lose their first timeout less than a minute into this one.
1:32 Nick Foles overthrows Zach Ertz on third-and-five from the 36 and the Eagles have to punt. Foles missed overthrew a deep pass to Brent Celek the play before.
1:33 Ellington almost fumbles the punt and gets tackled at the 49ers’ 17.
1:37 Alex Boone gives up a sack on third-and-13.
1:38 Brad Smith rushes right up the middle and blocks the punt in the end zone. The Eagle recover. Touchdown Eagles. They lead 7-0.
1:38 Let’s recap that series: Two yard completion to Vernon Davis on first down. No huddle, empty set on second down — throw away. Vernon Davis false start on third-and-8. Kaepernick sacked on third-and-13. Punt blocked in the end zone on fourth down. Quite a series.
1:41 Ellington returns the kick to the 49ers’ 20.
1:42 Gore gains 15 yards on a draw to the weakside. Good play call.
1:54 Phil Dawson makes the 29-yard field goal attempt. 7-3 Eagles. On second-and-18 two plays before the kick, Kaepernick threw behind Stevie Johnson who was wide open running a crossing route. Johnson dropped the pass.
1:56 Michael Crabtree has a foot injury and his return is questionable.
1:57 Kaepernick has been sacked three times already. One sack was called back because the officials penalized Alex Boone for holding.
1:58 Dawson’s kickoff is a touchback.
2:03 Foles throws the ball away on third-and-6 from the 39 and the Eagles’ punt. Touchback. Brandon Boykin seems to have pulled his hamstring on the play. He’s the Eagles’ best cornerback.
2:09 Brandon Graham blows by Joe Staley and sacks Kaepernick for a 7-yard loss on first-and-10 from the Eagles’ 47. Anthony Davis is down. An Eagle hit his left knee from behind.
2:11 Davis is walking slowly to the 49ers’ locker room.
2:12 Crabtree is back in the game.