This is the live blog for the second half of the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
8:56 Vikings get the ball first down 7-0.
9:00 Reggie Bush is out for the rest of the game with a calf injury.
9:03 Kenneth Acker tackles Adrian Peterson after a gain of two on third-and-4 from the Vikings’ 46.
9:14 The 49ers burn a timeout to avoid a delay-of-game penalty on third-and-5 from the Vikings’ 11.
9:17 Kaepernick throws low and behind Boldin on third down. Incomplete.
9:18 Phil Dawson makes a 30-yard field goal. 10-0 Niners.
9:20 Cordarrelle Patterson returns the kickoff to the Vikings’ 15.
9:29 Minnesota faces second-and-6 from the 49ers’ 19 when the fourth quarter begins. The Vikings switched to a spread offense and finally are moving the ball.
9:32 Bridgewater overthrows Jarius Wright in the end zone on third down, and the Vikings line up for a 37-yard field goal.
9:33 Blair Walsh makes the field goal. 10-3 Niners.
9:43 Carlos Hyde takes a stretch-zone run to the right, quickly cuts upfield and runs 17 yards untouched for the touchdown. 17-3 Niners.
9:50 Bridgewater sails a pass over Rudolph’s head into Tramaine Brock’s hands, who runs to the Vikings’ 30.
9:54 Dawson makes a 35-yard field goal. 20-3 Niners. Hyde has 23 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the offense tonight.
10:02 Aaron Lynch sacks Teddy Bridgewater on fourth-and-8. That was a coverage sack. Bridgewater held the ball because he had nowhere to throw it.
10:05 Hyde gains nine yards on a power run to the right.
10:08 Next play, Hyde gains five on a counter run to the left. The Niners take a knee for the win. Stay tuned for grades.