SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 9 game against the Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
2:45 Bennie Cunningham returned the kick to the Rams’ 26.
2:46 Tre Mason gains 27 yards up the middle on the first play.
2:49 Scott Wells is flagged for holding on second-and-4. Austin Davis scambles and throws the ball away two plays later on third-and-11. Johnny Hekker punts the ball into the end zone.
2:56 Marcus Martin is flagged for a snap infraction on third-and-7, and the 49ers waste their first timeout on third-and-12. Michael Crabtree dropped a pass on second-and-7.
2:58 Kaepernick throws a bubble screen to Crabtree and he gains 7. Lee punts. Austin returns it to the Rams’ 18.
3:04 Davis pitches the ball to Cunningham on third-and-10 from the 35 and he loses 3 yards. Little Schotty thought of that play? 49ers’ ball at their 24 after the fair catch.
3:12 Marcus Martin gets beat by Aaron Donald on first and 10, and Donald sacks Kaepernick for a 9-yard loss. Kaepernick fumbles the snap on third-and-17 but he falls on the ball. Lee punts it into the end zone. Greg Roman was calling a good drive — runs and play-action rollout passes. As soon as he called a straight drop back, the Rams sacked Kaepernick and ruined the drive.
3:16 Mason gains 5 yards up the middle on first down and the third quarter ends.