SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Seahawks. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box. Happy Thanksgiving.
5:21 The 49ers’ defense takes the field all at once. The 49ers’ offense takes the field one by one.
5:24 The Seahawks calls heads. It’s heads, and they defer.
5:29 Anyone else catch Jim Harbaugh’s face during the national anthem?
5:31 Carlos Hyde gets tackled at the 49ers’ 13. Santa Clara ball.
5:32 Frank Gore gains 7 yards up the middle on an inside zone run on first down. On second down, Michael Crabtree catches a 5-yard pass over the middle and injures what appears to be his left knee. He’s walking off the field. He seems fine.
5:37 Kaepernick throws behind Gore on first down. Incomplete. Gore gains 4 yards to the left on a second-down counter run. Kaepernick throws deep on third-and-6 to Brandon Lloyd who is covered by Richard Sherman. Incomplete. The Niners punt.
5:39 Crabtree has a rib injury and his return is questionable.
5:40 Justin Britt is flagged for clipping and the Seahawks go three-and-out.
5:41 Perrish Cox fumbles the punt and recovers the ball at the 49ers’ 31.
5:45 Cliff Avril beats Jonathan Martin and sacks Kaepernick on third-and-5, and the Niners go three-and-out. Seahawks’ ball at their 21.
5:46 Ray McDonald has a finger injury and his return is questionable.
5:50 Wilson rolls to his left and throws a grounder to Tony Moeaki on third-and-3, and the Seahawks go three-and-out.
5:50 49ers’ ball at their 28.
5:54 On third-and-8, Kaepernick throws a strike right to Richard Sherman. Brandon Lloyd ran a stutter and go. Sherman was playing zone coverage, so he was looking and Kap and not fooled by the double move.
6:01 Chris Culliver, playing zone, follows the wide receiver into the middle of the field and leaves Robert Turbin wide open in the flat on second-and-goal from the 13. Wilson hits Turbin for an easy touchdown. 7-0 Seahawks. The 49ers would have forced a three-and-out, but Dontae Johnson was flagged for holding Doug Baldwin on third-and-5. Three plays later, Baldwin beat Borland for a 24-yard catch over the middle of the field.
6:06 Kaepernick completes a 7-yard pass to Stevie Johnson on third-and-4 from the Niners’ 26 and the first quarter ends.