SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ Week 9 game against the Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
3:19 Austin Davis completes a 13-yard pass to Bennie Cunningham on third-and-2.
3:20 Three plays later, Davis completes a 7-yard pass to Tavon Austin on third-and-4.
3:22 Tre Mason loses 1 yard on first down and Dan Skuta is injured.
3:25 Davis messed up a nice drive by completing a pass to Mason for an 8-yard loss near midfield.
3:27 The 49ers start at their 6 after Ellington is flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct on the punt.
3:29 Next play, false start Mike Iupati.
3:29 Next play, false start Frank Gore. First-and-14 from the 2.
3:30 Gore gains three up the middle. Second-and-11.
3:31 Next play, Kaepernick gets sacked for a 4-yard loss.
3:31 Gore runs up the middle for 6 on third-and-15. Lee will punt from the end zone.
3:32 Lee shanks the punt. It wobbles out of bounds at the 49ers’ 29.
3:38 Dan Skuta has a left ankle injury and is questionable. Brandon Lloyd has a hamstring injury and also is questionable.
3:40 The Rams use their first timeout on third-and-10. They ran up the middle on first and second down. They want the field goal, but it’s no gimme.
3:41 Davis completes an 8-yard pass to Cunningham. Zuerlein will attempt a 39-y33ad field goal.
3:42 It’s good, and the score is 13-10 Rams with 5:25 to go.
3:43 Raise your hand if you predicted the Rams would be winning almost two-thirds of the way through the fourth quarter.
3:45 Ellington returns the kick to the 49ers’ 21.
3:47 Crabtree drops a short pass on third-and-4 and the Niners go three and out.
3:48 Austin returns the punt to the Rams’ 39. 4:14 left.
3:50 Cunningham gains 8 yards up the middle on second-and-9 and it’s third-and-1. Niners use their second timeout.
3:51 Little Schotty calls a pass and Davis throws the ball away. Ellington makes a fair catch at the 49ers’ 12. Why throw on third-and-1? An incomplete pass stops the clock. Run and force the Niners to use their final timeout. 3:11 left.
3:55 Lamarcus Joyner is flagged for holding Boldin on third-and-2. Automatic first down. It’s the two-minute warning. First and 10 at midfield.
3:57 The 49ers are flagged for illegal formation on first down. Anthony Davis was not on the line of scrimmage.
3:58 Next play, Kaepernick completes a 20-yard pass to Boldin.
4:00 Kaepernick hits Johnson for 5 yards on first down. E.J. Gaines knocks away a deep pass intended for Johnson on second down. Gaines is hurt. Third and 5 from the 30 with 51 seconds left.
4:03 Kaepernick throws deep for Crabtree and Trumaine Johnson is flagged for pass interference. First and goal at the 5.
4:05 Kaepernick completes a pass to Crabtree near the goal line. The ball appeared to hit the ground. The officials are reviewing the play.
4:07 Ruling stands — complete at the 1 yard line
4:08 Roman calls a play action pass and Kaepernick throws it away.
4:09 Kaepernick sneaks up the middle on third-and-goal and fumbles. The Rams recover in the end zone. Touchback. The officials are reviewing it.
4:12 The officials confirm their ruling. Rams win.