SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the second 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.
6:09 Colin Kaepernick’s passer rating is 10.7
6:12 Frank Gore gains 8 yards on a Weak G run to the left on first-and-10 from the Niners’ 33-yard line, but Joe Staley is flagged for holding. The Niners punt three plays later. Seahawks’ ball at their 35. Fans are booing.
6:17 Dontae Johnson blitzes unblocked on third-and-9 from the Seahawks’ 36. Russell Wilson spins and makes Johnson miss. Wilson runs up in the pocket and hits a wide open Tony Moeaki near the right sideline. Moeaki runs all the way down the field and gets tackled at the 1.
6:19 Eric Reid tackles Marshawn Lynch for no gain on first-and-goal.
6:19 Wilson scrambles to the right and Ahmad Brooks sacks him for a 1-yard loss. Third-and-goal from the 2.
6:20 The Seahawks run Sprint Right Option and Brooks bats down Wilson’s pass. Big goal-line stand. Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver saved the day tackling Moeaki at the 1.
6:21 Steven Hauschka makes a 21-yard field goal and the score is 10-0 Seahawks.
6:26 Kaepernick misses an open Stevie Johnson on third-and-11 and the Niners punt. Joe Staley was flagged for illegal hands to the face on the play but the Seahawks declined the penalty. Two plays earlier, Gore ran a counter run to the right and the Seahawks were all over it, stopping it for a 1-yard loss. Pete Carroll always scouts Greg Roman well.
6:28 Andy Lee pins the Seahawks at their 9-yard line, but Chris Borland was flagged for being an illegal player downfield. Re-punt.
6:29 Bryan Walters returns the second punt to the Seahawks’ 40. Borland’s penalty just cost the Niners 30 yards.
6:31 Kaepernick’s passer rating is 7.6.
6:35 On first down, Wilson completes a pass to a wide open Robert Turbin in the left flat, similar to the touchdown pass in the first quarter. Paul Richardson ran deep and cleared out Chris Culliver.
6:36 Tank Carradine stops Turbin for no gain on third-and-1. Hauschka makes a 36-yard field goal and the score is 13-0 Seahawks with 5:40 left in the half.
6:41 Kaepernick throws another pass to Sherman on third down but Sherman drops this one, and the Niners go three-and-out.
6:47 Craig Dahl breaks up a pass intended for Jermaine Kearse on third down. The Seahawks punt. Punter Jon Ryan drops the ball, picks it up and boots it to Perrish Cox, who fields the ball, takes a few steps and fumbles. Ricardo Lockette knocked it out. The Seahawks recover at the Niners’ 40. The Niners are choking.
6:54 Lynch catches a pass in the left flat and gains 7 yards, but he’s flagged for taunting after the play.
6:55 Wilson scrambles and drops the ball on second-and-18. Third-and-22 at the Seahawks’ 48.
6:55 Jon Ryan punts the ball into the end zone with 43 seconds left.
6:58 On first-and-10 from the 35, Kaepernick scrambles up the middle for 5 and the Niners take their final timeout with 6 seconds left.
6:59 Kaepernick pads his stellar stats with a 13-yard completion to Johnson as the half ends. Kap’s passer rating is a robust 26.8.
7:01 The Niners are averaging 2.6 yards per play. The Seahawks are averaging 6.7 yards per play. Which team is better???
7:03 Big first half for Vernon Davis: 0 catches, 0 targets.