This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
4:46 On their depth chart, the 49ers list “Reggie Bush OR Jarryd Hayne” as both the punt and kickoff returner, and “Kenneth Acker OR Keith Reaser” as the right cornerback.
5:56 The 49ers just announced their inactives:
WR DeAndrew White
RB Mike Davis
CB Shareece Wright
G Brandon Thomas
NT Mike Purcell
C Nick Easton
OLB Corey Lemonier
5:58 That means Jarryd Hayne is active.
5:59 The way I see it, the 49ers deactivated their second-best running back (Davis) and fourth-best wide recevier (White).
6:00 Arik Armstead now wears No. 91.
6:01 Here are the Vikings inactives:
QB Taylor Heinicke
WR Stefon Diggs
LB Edmond Robinson
T Jeremiah Sirles
TE Chase Ford
DE Justin Trattou
6:41 Excited to watch the Vikings play North Carolina State tonight at Levi’s.
7:17 Expect the Vikings to attack the middle of the 49ers’ defense with In routes and Crossing routes off of play action.
7:19 The Vikings win the toss and defer. We get to see the 49ers offense right away.
7:20 Bruce Ellington takes a knee in the end zone.
7:28 The Vikings can’t stop the run, and now Sharrif Floyd is shaken up.
7:32 Colin Kaepernick floats a pass out of bounds on third-and-7 from the Vikings’ 10-yard line. Reggie Bush was the intended receiver.
7:33 Andrew Sendejo blocks Phil Dawson’s field goal. Marcus Sherels returns it to the 49ers’ 26.
7:35 The Vikings go three-and-out after three incomplete passes.
7:36 Blair Walsh misses the 44-yard field goal attempt wide right.
7:42 Reggie Bush runs up the middle on third-and-1, gains no yards and hurts his left leg. The Niners go for it on fourth-and-1, and Alex Boone is flagged for a false start. Vikings’ ball at their 12 after the punt.
7:45 Colin Kaepernick got crushed scrambling for a first down on that drive.
7:46 Kaepernick also overthrew a deep pass on that drive.
7:48 On third-and-five, Jaquiski Tartt blitzes and sacks Teddy Bridgewater for a loss of 14.
7:49 Kyle Williams, I mean Jarryd Hayne, dives for a punt and fumbles it. Vikings recover.
7:51 Reggie Bush’s return is questionable.
7:52 Bridgewater scrambles for five yards on third-and-8. The Vikings are going for it.
7:53 Bridgewater completes a two-yard pass to Kyle Rudolph on fourth-and-three. Antoine Bethea made the tackle.
7:57 Marcus Martin is flagged for a false start on third-and-9. Third-and-14 when the second quarter begins.
8:00 Kaepernick misses Quinton Patton, who was open, on third-and-14.
8:06 Bridgewater runs into his own blocker and gets sacked by Tank Carradine for a loss of 10 on third-and-8.
8:12 Joe Staley flagged for holding on first-and-10 from the 35, negating a five-yard run by Hyde. Niners punt three plays later.
8:13 Hyde is averaging 6.4 yards per carry.
8:18 Rhett Ellison drops a pass over the middle on third-and-11, and the Vikings punt from their 36.
8:19 Ellington back to return the punt.
8:20 He returns the punt for a touchdown, but two illegal block-in-the-back penalties negate the TD. No, I think Hayne should return the punts.
8:32 On second-and-3 from the 10, Hyde runs to his right, spins back to his left and runs untouched into the end zone. He is the best running back in the game. 7-0 Niners.
8:34 Hyde has 12 carries for 83 yards in the first half. He could lead the league in rushing this season if he stays healthy.
8:42 Ahmad Brooks is flagged for holding with zero seconds on the clock, giving the Vikings one more play.
8:43 Bridewater completes a 27-yard pass to Jarius Wright, who gets tackled well short of the end zone. Halftime.