SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
12:54 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- DL Aaron Lynch
- DL Leger Douzable
- DL D.J. Jones
- LB Pita Taumoepenu
- DB Antone Exum
- DB Greg Mabin
- WR Max McCaffrey
1:03 The Jaguars win the toss and defer. The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff.
1:11 On first-and-goal from the one-yard line, Jimmy Garoppolo sneaks forward for a touchdown. The 49ers lead 7-0. Garoppolo completed five of six pass attempts for 75 yards on that drive, and he converted two third downs. He took a big shot on his first pass attempt, but after that he made the Jaguars pass defense seem ordinary.
1:13 Garoppolo still is tipping plays. He doesn’t scan the secondary before the snap when Kyle Shanahan calls a run. The 49ers running backs ran three times for three yards on the opening drive.
1:15 That touchdown drive was the 49ers’ first touchdown drive to start a game this season.
1:17 The Jaguars go three-and-out. Eric Reid stopped Leonard Fournette for a one-yard loss on first down, and Blake Bortles threw incomplete passes on second down and third down.
1:19 The Jaguars have to be in shock. Those first two series couldn’t have gone any worse for them.
1:15 On third-and-four from the Jaguars nine-yard line, Calais Campbell knocks down Garoppolo’s pass at the line of scrimmage. On fourth down, Robbie Gould makes a 27-yard field goal. The 49ers lead 10-0.
1:28 Shanahan has called two bootleg passes, both to Garoppolo’s left, and Garoppolo has completed both passes for 38 yards. In the past, Shanahan typically would call bootlegs to the QB’s right. Good adjustment.
1:33 On third-and-nine from the 49ers 40-yard line, Blake Bortles throws a pass to the 49ers free safety Adrian Colbert, who drops the interception. The 49ers will get the ball at their 20-yard line after the punt.
1:39 On first-and-10 from the 49ers 38, Matt Breida runs up the middle for six yards. The 49ers will face second-and-four from their 44 when the second quarter starts.
1:44 On third-and-1 from the 49ers 47, Carlos Hyde runs up the middle and gains no yards. The 49ers punt.
1:52 On second-and-18 from the Jaguars 44, Blake Bortles throws a pick-six. Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole tipped the ball to Dontae Johnson who returned the interception 50 yards for the score.
1:53 The Jaguars blocked the extra point, recovered the ball and ran it into the end zone. That’s two points for Jacksonville. The 49ers lead 16-2.
2:11 On second-and-5 from the 49ers 20, Bortles throws a 19-yard pass to Dede Westbrook. Next play, Leonard Fournette runs up the middle and scores for one yard out. The Jaguars trail 16-9.
2:27 On third-and-goal from the eight, Jaguars strong safety Barry Church intercepts Garoppolo in the end zone. Yannick Ngakoue hit Garoppolo while he was releasing the ball. Bad decision by Garoppolo. Can’t throw interceptions in the red zone.
2:35 On first-and-goal from the five, Bortles throws a touchdown pass to Jaelen Strong. The pass bounced off Leonard Fournette’s hands. With 10 seconds left in the first half, the Jaguars have tied the 49ers at 16.
2:37 Garoppolo takes a knee. Halftime. The Jaguars will get the ball to start the second half.
2:39 Garoppolo’s first-half quarterback rating was 78.2.
2:56 Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo makes a 45-yard field goal, and the Jaguars lead 19-16. Cornerback Tyvis Powell gave up a 32-yard catch to Keelan Cole during the drive. Powell replaced Dontae Johnson, whom the 49ers benched during the second quarter. Powell isn’t much better.
3:02 On third-and-8 from the 49ers 27, Yannick Ngakoue beats right guard Brandon Fusco and sacks Garoppolo for a four-yard loss. The Jaguars have dominated this game since they blocked Gould’s extra point.
3:06 On third-and-7 from the Jaguars 35, K’Waun Williams intercepts Bortles with one hand, and returns the ball to the Jaguars 26. What a play.
3:10 On third-and-4 from the Jaguars 9, Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to George Kittle. The 49ers lead 23-19.
3:19 On third-and-8 from the 49ers 42, Bortles throws a screen pass behind T.J. Yeldon, and the pass falls incomplete. The Jaguars don’t know how to handle success.
3:27 On first-and-10 from the Jaguars 40, Carlos Hyde runs around the left end for a 10-yard gain. The 49ers will face first-and-10 from the Jaguars 30 when the fourth quarter begins.
3:36 On third-and-goal from the five, Garoppolo rolls to his left and flicks a five-yard touchdown pass to Trent Taylor. Beautiful. The 49ers lead 30-19 with 10:39 left.
3:37 The Jaguars committed 37 yards worth of penalties during that drive.
3:40 Ahkello Witherspoon intercepts Bortles on the first play of the Jaguars drive. Bortles threw that pass right to Witherspoon. The Niners havde the ball at the Jaguars 18.
3:43 On first-and-goal from the six, Carlos Hyde runs into the end zone easily. The 49ers lead 37-19. The Jaguars have quit.
3:50 The Jags go three-and-out.
3:54 Now the Niners go three-and-out, but it doesn’t matter. This game is over. Very impressive performance by the Niners.
4:08 On second-and-goal from the one-yard line, T.J. Yeldon runs into the end zone. It seems the Jaguars benched Leonard Fournette.
4:09 The Jaguars go for the two-point conversion. Bortles rolls left and throws a short pass to tight end Ben Koyack. The two-point conversion is good. The officials review the play and confirm their initial ruling. The 49ers lead 37-27.
4:12 Hyde lets the onside kick fly through his hands, and the Jaguars recover. They have the ball at the 49ers 46 with 2:13 left.
4:19 With 1:50 left, Eric Reid gives up an eight-yard touchdown catch to tight end James O’Shaughnessy. But the Jaguars miss the extra point. They trail 37-33.
4:20 The onside kick bounces out of bounds. The Niners get the ball at their 49.
4:25 On third-and-8 from the Jaguars 30, Garoppolo pitches the ball to Breida, who runs 30 yards untouched for the touchdown. The 49ers lead 44-33.
4:31 The 49ers win. Stay tuned for my game story, post-game periscope and grades.