SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 12 game against the Redskins. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
2:52 Carlos Hyde returns the kickoff to the 49ers’ 25-yard line.
2:54 Colin Kaepernick throws deep for Stevie Johnson on second-and-7 and the Redskins drop the interception.
2:55 Kaepernick throws the ball away on third down. Lee punts it 57 yards. Roberts returns it 7 yards to the Redskins’ 22.
3:00 Aldon Smith sacks Robert Griffin for a 7-yard loss on third-and-6 from the 49ers’ 44. Griffin has no pocket presence — he never saw Smith coming, never felt the pressure.
3:01 A redskins player may have just torn his ACL downing the punt.
3:02 First-and-10 at the Niners’ 10 after a penalty.
3:05 How stupid of Jay Gruden not to give Morgan Moses some help vs. Aldon Smith. Gruden must be using the same pass protection philosophy as Greg Roman — leave your young tackles on islands against premier pass rushers. How many ways can you spell dumb?????
3:09 Kaepernick throws deep for Boldin on first-and-10 from the Niners’ 27. Someone named Greg Ducre intercepts the pass. Redskins’ ball at their 33.
3:11 Griffin throws a grounder to a wide-open Roberts on third-and-6. Perrish Cox lets the punt bounce and then fields it at the 49ers’ 8-yard line and gets tackled right away.
3:19 The Redskins stop Kaepernick for no gain on a QB sneak on third-and-1 from the Niners’ 27. Lee punts. Desean Jackson makes a fair catch at the Redskins’ 22.
3:26 Griffin completes a 2-yard pass to Roy Helu on third-and-5. Kai Forbath makes the 27-yard field goal and the score is tied at 10 with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. Earlier in the drive, Aaron Lynch sacked Griffin but was flagged for roughing the passer. Lynch’s helmet hit Griffin’s helmet.
3:30 Hyde returns the kickoff to the Niners’ 27.
3:31 Vernon Davis drops a pass on first down. Michael Crabtree catches a 4-yard pass on second down but gains zero yards after the catch. Third-and-6 when the fourth quarter begins.