SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
10:50 I picked the Ravens to win this game when the schedule first came out and I’m sticking with my prediction: Ravens 23, 49ers 20. San Francisco should have every opportunity to win this game, because Baltimore isn’t good.
10:54 Ravens’ wide receiver Steve Smith (back) apparently will play.
11:57 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
That means Vernon Davis and Carlos Hyde are active.
12:00 Here are the Ravens’ inactives:
That means Justin Forsett is active.
12:51 Jordan Devey is the Niners’ starting right guard in warmups.
1:14 Colin Kaepernick’s record is 5-10 when he throws at least 30 passes.
1:23 The 49ers win the toss and choose to receive the opening kickoff.
1:32 Kaepernick throws deep on third-and-9 from the Ravens’ 37-yard line, and Quinton Patton catches the pass out of bounds, which doesn’t count as a catch. The 49ers punt instead of attempting a 55-yard field goal. Ravens’ ball at their 15. 22-yard punt.
1:36 Tony Jerod-Eddie bats down Joe Flacco’s pass on third-and-12, and the Ravens punt.
1:37 Jarryd Hayne fumbles, but Dontae Johnson recovers.
1:39 Kaepernick stares down Anquan Boldin on third-and-6, and Jimmy Smith drops the interception. Boldin ran a curl route and Kaepernick seemed to expect him to run a slant.
1:40 Phil Dawson makes a 53-yard field goal. 3-0 Niners.
1:43 Joe Flacco throws to Forsett on third-and-9, Antoine Bethea tackles him after a gain of 3 and the Ravens go three-and-out. They look horrible. Niners’ ball at their 14 after the punt.
1:50 Dawson makes a 33-yard field goal, and the Niners lead 6-0. Kaepernick completed a 52-yard pass to a wide open Bruce Miller on third-and-1 from his own 23.
1:54 Chryst called a bubble screen for Boldin on third-and-7. Boldin gained only four. Chryst is more concerned with keeping Kaepernick confident than winning.
1:55 Shayne Skov is penalized for being offside on the kickoff, so Bradley Pinion re-kicks and Jeremy Ross returns the ball to the Ravens’ 39.
1:59 Jimmie Ward tackles tight end Crockett Gilmore after a gain of two on first-and-10 from the Niners’ 28, and the first quarter ends. Flacco completed a 19-yard pass to Steve Smith, who was wide open, on the first play of the drive. The Niners seemed to be in their famous zone defense that doesn’t cover anyone.
2:02 Flacco completes a 19-yard pass to Crockett Gilmore. Ian Williams is down and in pain.
2:03 Williams seems OK as he walks off the field.
2:06 Williams comes back one play later and tackles Forsett for a one-yard loss on second-and-goal from the three.
2:09 Steve Smith drops a pass in the end zone on third-and-goal from the four. Field goal is good. 6-3 Niners.
2:13 Kaepernick play fakes and throws a 76-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith, who burned Shareece Wright on a stutter-and-go double move. 13-3 Niners.
2:19 Michael Wilhoite intercepts Joe Flacco on third-and-4 from the Ravens’ 26. Good underneath zone coverage there.
2:24 Albert McClellan drops an interception on third-and-four from the Ravens’ 8, the Niners kick a field goal and the score is now 16-3. Still waiting on Baltimore to show up.
2:32 Smith drops another pass in the end zone, and the Ravens kick a field goal. The score is 16-6, but it should be 16-14. Niners caught two huge breaks.
2:40 On third-and-8 from the Niners’ 40, Colin Kaepernick drops back and gets sacked. Pinion will punt after the two-minute warning.
2:45 Flacco throws behind a wide open Marlon Brown on third-and-four from the Ravens’ 40. Brooks may have tipped the pass. Hayne makes a fair catch at the Niners’ 8-yard line. 40 seconds left.
2:48 Hyde gains 14 yards up the middle and the Niners let the clock run out.
3:02 Ravens had the ball at their 20 to start the third quarter.
3:09 On first-and-10 from the Niners’ 41, Flacco play fakes, backpedals and throws off his back foot right to Kenneth Acker. No Ravens receiver was close. Acker returned the pick 45 yards.
3:10 Hyde goes down in pain before getting touched on first-and-10 from the Ravens’ 38.
3:14 On third-and-12 from the 40, Kaepernick throws a short pass to Boldin, who breaks 159 tackles and gains 26. The Ravens really stink.
3:17 The Ravens blitz and sack Kaepernick for a loss of 8 on third-and-12 from the 16. Field goal is money. Score is 19-6 Niners. Hyde was in the gain on first down and second down.
3:28 Flacco throws a bomb off his back foot to Smith, who catches the ball over Acker in the end zone. 34-yard touchdown. 19-13 Niners.
3:30 Flacco completed three passes to running backs on that drive. The Ravens finally figured out those passes work against this Niners’ defense.
3:32 Hayne at running back on first down.
3:34 Kaepernick targets Torrey Smith on third-and-10, and the pass lands out of bounds. Ravens’ ball at their 44-yard line after an awful 36-yard punt by Pinion.
3:39 Flacco completes an eight-yard pass to Kamar Aiken on second-and-7 from the Niners 41. First-and-10 from the 33 when the fourth quarter begins.
3:43 Flacco throws deep to Aiken on third-and-4 from the 27. Terrible decision. Terrible throw. Justin Tucker misses the field goal. He slipped on the grass. Niners’ ball at their 35.
3:46 Kaepernick gets sacked for a loss of one on first down, then calls timeout.
3:48 Marcus Martin is flagged for holding on second-and-11.
3:49 Kaepernick scrambles to his left and throws a beautiful 51-yard pass to Boldin, who injures his shoulder as he catches the ball. He walks off the field.
3:49 The Ravens are challenging.
3:52 Catch stands.
3:53 Shareece Wright falls down while covering Quinton Patton, who makes a 21-yard touchdown pass.
3:55 Kaepernick intercepted on the two-point conversion attempt. 25-13 Niners with 10:52 left.
4:07 Flacco rolls right and throw a touchdown pass to Kamar Aiken on fourth-and-goal from the 3. The pass seemed to be intended for Marlon Brown, who was wide open right behind Aiken. 25-20 Niners with 5:14 left.
4:15 Jimmy Smith flagged for holding on third-and-7. Wow.
4:19 Hyde runs for two yards on third-and-7 from the Niners’ 46. Ravens will get the ball with about 1:10 left.
4:21 Pinion’s punt bounces into the end zone. Ravens have the ball with 1:06 left.
4:23 Flacco completes a 22-yard pass to Smith over the middle. First-and-10 from the 40 with 13 seconds left.
4:24 Niners flagged for having 12 men on the field.
4:25 Flacco’s pass falls incomplete in the end zone, and the Niners win. Stay tuned for grades.