SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:08 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- WR Max McCaffrey
- CB Greg Mabin
- S Antone Exum Jr.
- LB Pita Taumoepenu
- DL Leger Douzable
- DL D.J. Jones
- DL Ronald Blair
1:23 The Titans win the toss and defer. The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff.
1:34 Robbie Gould makes a 38-yard field goal after a 12-play drive, and the 49ers lead 3-0. Jimmy Garoppolo completed 5 of 6 passes on the drive. On first-and-10 from the Titans 29, Kyle Shanahan called an empty formation and Brandon Fusco gave up a sack. No reason to go empty in that situation. Next play, Garoppolo overthrew an open Marquise Goodwin who was running a corner route.
1:38 Shanahan did a good job calling pass plays into the shade on the first drive. In earlier home games, Shanahan would call passes that went from the shade to the sun. He’s learning.
1:40 On third-and-12, Marcus Mariota throws a four-yard pass to DeMarco Murray, and the Titans go three-and-out. The 49ers will win this game if they continue to force Mariota to throw for first downs on third down. He has been terrible on third downs this season.
1:49 On third-and-4 from the Titans 29, Tennessee rushes five defenders. Garoppolo throws over the middle and Karl Klug bats the ball down at the line of scrimmage. Gould makes a 48-yard field goal, and the 49ers lead 6-0.
1:51 Aldrick Robinson injured his head during that drive. He is questionable to return.
1:58 On third-and-2 from the 49ers 43-yard line, Mariota completes a 21-yard pass to Rishard Matthews. The Titans will face first-and-10 from the 49ers 22 when the second quarter starts.
2:03 Titans kicker Ryan Succop makes a 40-yard field goal, and the Titans trail 6-3. Delanie Walker dropped a pass in the end zone on first-and-10 from the 49ers 22. The 49ers are lucky he didn’t catch that pass.
2:22 On third-and-goal from the five, Garoppolo scrambles to his right and hits tight end Garrett Celek for a touchdown. 49ers lead 13-3. That was a 17-play drive.
2:24 During that drive, Garoppolo lobbed a pass into double coverage as he took a hit, and Goodwin jumped and caught the ball between both defenders. Great play by Goodwin. He has four catches for 55 yards.
2:28 Mariota completes a pass over the middle to Delanie Walker, Brock Coyle strips him and Adrian Colbert recovers at the Titans 46.
2:42 On third-and-goal from the 10, Garoppolo scrambles to his right, throws back to his left and bounces the ball in front of Kendrick Bourne. Gould makes a 28-yard field goal, and the 49ers lead 16-3.
2:48 On second-and-goal from the four, Delanie Walker beats Adrian Colbert for a touchdown catch. Titans trail 16-10.
2:51 End of the first half.
2:58 Jimmy Garoppolo may be tipping plays. Watch his head when the 49ers run the ball. He doesn’t survey the secondary before the snap.
2:59 The 49ers gained four yards on 11 carries in the second quarter.
3:15 On third-and-five from the 49ers 13, Elvis Dumervil chases Mariota out of the pocket and forces Mariota to throw the ball away.
3:16 Succop makes a 31-yard field goal, and the Titans trail 16-13.
3:22 On third-and-4 from the 49ers 34, Trent Taylor drops a pass over the middle. The Niners punt.
3:39 On first-and-10 from the 49ers 24, Solomon Thomas jumps offside. Next play, Mariota completes a 12-yard pass to Eric Decker, who beats Dontae Johnson, of course. The Titans will face first-and-goal from the seven when the fourth quarter starts.
3:43 On third-and-goal from the eight, Rishard Matthews beats Brock Coyle for a touchdown catch. The Titans lead 20-16, and have scored 17 unanswered points.
3:53 On third-and-11 from the Titans 22, inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard blitzes and sacks Garoppolo. Carlos Hyde whiffed in pass protection.
3:54 Gould makes a 50-yard field goal. The 49ers trail 20-19.
3:59 On third-and-seven, Mariota misses Delanie Walker, and the Titans go three-and-out.
4:10 Garoppolo leads the 49ers to the Titans 14-yard line in two plays. Kendrick Bourne made a 54-yard field goal. At the 14, Matt Breida committed an illegal bock in the back. Next play, Marquise Goodwin commits an offensive pass interference penalty.
4:11 Gould makes a 48-yard field goal. The Niners lead 22-20.
4:26 Succop makes a 50-yard field goal with 1:07 left. Titans lead 23-22.
4:31 Gould makes a 45-yard field goal and the 49ers win 25-23. Stay tuned for my post-game Periscope report, game story and grades.