SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the second quarter of the 49ers’ Week 12 game against the Redskins. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
2:01 Carlos Hyde runs an inside zone play to his left and fumbles at the line of scrimmage. The Redskins recover at their 40-yard line. Brandon Merriweather forced the fumble.
2:05 Robert Griffin throws a short pass over Pierre Garcon’s head on third-and-7. Three-and-out. Take out Griffin.
2:05 Perrish Cox lets the punt bounce and the Redskins down it at the 49ers’ 5-yard line.
2:10 Niners go three-and-out. Kaepernick scrambles for 1 yard on first down, Gore gains 8 yards cutting a weak-lead run back to the strong side on second down, and Gore gains no yards on an inside zone run to the left on third-and-1. Robert makes a fair catch at the Redskins’ 39.
2:11 Still no Colt McCoy.
2:18 Alfred Morris plows into the end zone from one yard out on third-and-goal. The score is tied at 7. Jay Gruden could have made things much easier simply by calling a blast jet run for Morris on first down. That’s when the running back jumps over the pile. Eddie Lacy scored on that play today.
2:20 Derek Carrier injured his foot and is questionable to return.
2:20 5:33 left in the half.
2:22 On first-and-10 from the 12, Morris ran over Chris Culliver and gained 11 yards. Culliver has to wrap around Morris’ legs not just drop his head and hope for the best.
2:22 Tony Jerod-Eddie is flagged for holding on the kick return. First-and-10 from the Niners’ 7.
2:37 Kaepernick completes a 25-yard pass to Crabtree deep down the right sideline on fourth-and-2 from the Redskins’ 48. Phil Dawson makes the 41-yard field goal before the half ends and the score is 10-7 Niners.
2:39 Three plays before the field goal, Kaepernick got sacked by Ryan Kerrigan, who easily beat Jonathan Martin around the edge. Martin cannot handle Kerrigan. Greg Roman must help Martin by chipping Kerrigan with a running back.
2:41 Crabtree caught three passes and dropped two passes in the first half.
2:50 The 49ers’ offense has not reached the red zone.