SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
4:45 49ers who are suited up to play: Seneca Wallace, Jon Baldwin, Kyle Williams, Kendall Hunter, Vance McDonald, Quinton Patton, Colt McCoy, Ray Ventrone.
4:49 Will Colin Kaepernick play more or fewer than 13 snaps? I’m saying fewer.
5:04 I believe Lamar Divens is not here tonight.
5:05 The Vikings won the toss and elected to receive.
5:11 Ahmad Brooks smacks the ball out of Christian Ponder’s hand on third-and-ten. First-and-ten for the 49ers at the Vikings’ 11.
5:13 Kaepernick throws the ball away on first down, Gore loses a yard on a toss sweep to the right on second down, and Kevin Williams knocks down Kaepernick’s pass on third down. The 49ers settle for a field goal. 3-0 Niners. Their red zone struggles continue.
5:15 If you didn’t notice, Nnamdi Asomugha was the 49ers’ left cornerback on third down in their Nickel defense. Let’s see if he continues to play in that spot.
5:18 The Vikings go three-and-out again. Toby Gerhart gained four yards off right guard on first down, Aldon Smith tackled John Carlson on second down for a two-yard catch and on third down, Ponder threw to Greg Jennings who was tightly covered by Ahmad Brooks. The pass fell incomplete. 49ers’ ball at their 43 yard line.
5:23 On third and 11, Brian Robison beat Anthony Davis around the edge and smacked the ball out of Kaepernick’s hand. Mike Iupati also committed a false start penalty the play before. Vikings’ ball at their 37 yard line.
5:28 The Vikings go three-and-out once again. On third and inches, Justin Smith broke threw the line and tackled Toby Gerhart for a four-yard loss. 49ers’ ball at their 21.
5:38 Kaepernick leads an 11-play, 84-yard touchdown drive. He completed his last six passes, including a five-yard touchdown to Quinton Patton in the back of the end zone. 10-0 Niners. Patton also caught a 19-yard pass earlier in the drive.
5:46 At the end of the first quarter, it’s second-and-eight for the Vikings at their 43.