SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
12:00 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
TE Vernon Davis
WR DeAndrew White
RB Mike Davis
CB Shareece Wright
G/C Ian Silberman
NT Mike Purcell
G/T Brandon Thomas
12:02 RB Reggie Bush is active.
12:03 I expect the 49ers’ offense to move the ball methodically and score 17 points. I expect the Packers’ offense to move the ball at will and score 37.
12:04 Here are the Packers’ inactives:
QB Brett Hundley
WR Davante Adams
CB Demetri Goodson
S Morgan Burnett
LB Jake Ryan
G Lane Taylor
T Brian Bulaga
12:15 The Packers have two blue-chip players — Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews. The Niners have none.
12:55 Look for the Niners to align Reggie Bush on the line of scrimmage to match him up against the Packers’ slow linebackers. It will be interesting to see if Dom Capers responds by assigning a defensive back to cover Bush. Can Green Bay’s backers cover him?
1:23 The 49ers win the toss and defer.
1:35 Aaron Rodgers throws an eight-yard touchdown pass to tight end Richard Rodgers. 7-0 Packers. They should have scored on the first play of the drive — Ty Montgomery dropped a deep pass.
1:37 Definitely a smart decision deferring to the second half.
1:38 Rodgers was 6-for-8 on that drive, and his best pass was dropped by Montgomery.
1:43 On third-and-8, Kaepernick throws a short pass over the middle to Reggie Bush, who gets tackled immediately by safety Mycah Hyde. The play before, Kaepernick was flagged for a false start. Packers’ ball at their 15 after the punt.
1:48 The Niners are using a dime defense on this drive, and the dime defender is Keith Reaser. He’s lining up at inside linebacker. First play of the drive, the Packers run right at him and Ty Montgomery picks up nine yards.
1:53 Rodgers scrambles for five yards on third-and-9, and the Packers punt. Niners’ ball at their 21.
2:00 Vance McDonald drops a pass on second-and-nine. On third-and-nine, Kaepernick throws deep to Torrey Smith, who is open. Kaepernick’s pass lands out of bounds. Smith storms to the bench. Tomsula walks over to console him.
2:01 Eddie Lacy gains five yards up the middle before the first quarter ends. Second-and-five from midfield when the second quarter begins.
2:05 Rodgers overthrows Rodgers on third-and-2. Bad play by Rodgers. 49ers’ ball at their 10 after the punt.
2:07 Kaepernick scrambles up the middle for three yards on third-and-four, and the Niners go three-and-out. Packers’ ball at their 12 after the punt.
2:12 Ty Montgomery drops a low pass on third-and-1, and the Packers go three-and-out again. L.J. McCray runs into Jarryd Hayne while he’s catching the punt, and he fumbles. The Niners recover at their 28.
2:23 Kaepernick gets sacked on first-and-goal and second-and-goal. On third-and-goal, he completes a short pass to Vance McDonald, who fumbles. Quinton Patton recovers. Phil Dawson makes the field goal and the score is 7-3 Green Bay with 4:25 left in the first half.
2:25 Garrett Celek was wide open in the end zone when Kaepernick got sacked the second time.
2:43 Ahmad Brooks sacks Rodgers for a nine-yard loss on third-and-10. Mason misses a 44-yard field goal wide left, and the first half ends.
3:02 On third-and-11, Geep Chryst calls a run up the middle for Reggie Bush. No gain. Big surprise. What kind of play call was that???
3:13 On second-and-goal from the 18, Rodgers scrambles out of the pocket to his left, jukes Eric Reid and runs out of bounds at the 1.
3:15 Fullback John Kuhn pounds it in from a yard out. 14-3 Green Bay.
3:16 James Jones beat Kenneth Acker twice on third down during that drive.
3:21 Clay Matthews sacks Kaepernick on third-and-4, the Niners go three-and-out and Bradley Pinion shanks a punt. Packers’ ball at the Niners’ 47.
3:29 Randall Cobb drops a pass on third-and-7 from the Niners’ 13, and Mason Crosby makes a 31-yard field goal. 17-3 Green Bay.
3:32 Bruce Ellington brings the kickoff out from the back of the end zone and gets tackled at the Niners’ 12.
3:34 Torrey Smith makes a 7-yard catch on third-and-7. First-and-10 from the 22-yard line when the fourth quarter begins.
3:45 Aaron Lynch sacks Rodgers for a loss of eight on third-and-9. Niners’ ball at their 33-yard line after the punt.
3:49 Kaepernick throws deep on third-and-16 and gets picked by Sam Shields.
3:54 Aaron Lynch sacks Rodgers on third-and-3, and the Packers punt. Niners’ ball at their 33 with 5:58 left. Let’s see what the worst offense in the NFL can do.
3:57 Kaepernick misses two passes in a row out of bounds, and the fans start booing him.
4:03 Kaepernick gets sacked on fourth-and-five from the 15, and the game is pretty much over.
4:13 Niners get the ball with 13 seconds left. Just take a knee.
4:14 Game over. Stay tuned for grades.