This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 1 road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from The Cohn Zohn’s War Room.
12:04 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
- QB C.J. Beathard
- WR Trent Taylor
- WR Jalen Hurd
- FS Jimmie Ward
- CB Jason Verrett
- OL Daniel Brunskill
- TE Kaden Smith
12:05 Nick Bosa, Weston Richburg and K’Waun Williams are active.
12:06 Here are the Buccaneers inactives:
- G Zack Bailey
- S Justin Evans
- QB Blaine Gabbert
- OLB Demone Harris
- T Jerald Hawkins
- TE Tanner Hudson
- WR Scotty Miller
1:01 Final score prediction: 49ers 23, Buccaneers 27.
1:27 The Bucs win the toss and choose to receive. On third down, Chris Godwin drops a pass and the Bucs go three and out.
1:28 Mark Nzeocha blocks the punt and the 49ers recover. Great start by the 49ers’ defense and special teams. They came prepared to play.
1:32 Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin are the starting wide receivers.
1:33 Jimmy Garoppolo throws an eight-yard touchdown pass to George Kittle, but it’s doesn’t count, because Kyle Juszczyk committed a blatant offensive pass interference penalty. You would think a veteran would know you can’t set a pick. Poor execution in the red zone. Two plays later, the 49ers kick a field goal, and take a 3-0 lead.
1:47 On third and 12 from the 49ers 48, Kwon Alexander drops an interception. Jameis Winston threw the ball right to him. The Bucs punt, and Richie James Jr. makes a fair catch at the nine-yard line.
1:48 Richard Sherman committed pass interference and a holding penalty during the drive. Ahkello Witherspoon broke up a pass intended for Mike Evans over the middle.
1:53 On third and one, Ndamukong Suh tackles Tevin Coleman for a one-yard loss, and the 49ers go three-and-out. The 49ers ran an inside-zone play, but generated no push at the point of attack.
2:04 The 49ers committed 46 yards of penalties in the first quarter. Sloppy.
2:05 The refs ejected Kwon Alexander for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Winston.
2:13 On third and goal from the 19, Winston checks down to O.J. Howard, and Fred Warner strips the ball from him. The 49ers recover at the SF eight-yard line.
2:14 Buccaneers right tackle Demar Dotson nullified two touchdown passes during that drive with holding penalties. Both teams have been sloppy so far.
2:15 Earlier in the drive, Dee Ford stripped the ball from Winston, and the Bucs recovered. Also, Nick Bosa had a free shot on Winston in the backfield and whiffed.
2:20 On second and 19 from the 49ers 11-yard line, Garoppolo throws a pick six, and the 49ers trail 7-3. Garoppolo floated a pass off his back foot toward the sideline. How many times have we seen him make that mistake? When will he ever learn?
2:36 On third and 13 from the Bucs 17-yard line, Garoppolo throws into double coverage and the pass falls incomplete. Gould kicks a 36-yard field goal, and the 49ers trail 7-6.
2:37 Holding penalties by Mike McGlinchey and Richie James nullified two touchdowns in the red zone. So far, the 49ers have nullified three of their own touchdowns.
2:39 First play of Tampa’s series, Winston throws to Howard who tips the ball to Nzeocha for the interception. Ha ha ha ha ha.
2:46 On third and 17 from the Bucs 27-yard line, Deebo Samuel catches a screen pass and fumbles. The Bucs recover. The 49ers just gave away three points.
2:47 The Bucs take a knee. The 49ers will get the ball first in the third quarter.
3:07 On second and nine from the Bucs 39, Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to Richie James Jr., and the 49ers lead 13-7. Earlier in the drive, Kendrick Bourne drew a pass interference on third and 10.
3:12. On first down, Winston fumbles the snap and falls on it. On second down, he throws a pick six to Richard Sherman. The 49ers lead 20-7.
3:24 On first and goal from the 10, Chris Godwin beats Richard Sherman for a touchdown catch in the end zone. The Bucs trail 20-14 with 5:43 left in the third quarter.
3:25 Earlier in the drive, Bosa sacked Winston after Dee Ford hit him. The 49ers defense has played quite well. Even Ahkello Witherspoon has stepped up.
3:35 Gould’s 57-yard field goal attempt bounces off the cross bar. No good. Bucs take over from their 47.
3:41 Questionable decision by Shanahan: Choosing to kick the 57-yard field goal. Gould missed. Gave the Bucs great field goal position for the potential go-ahead score. Why not punt and pin them deep? The 49ers defense is playing well and Winston is struggling.
3:50 On fourth and goal from the two-yard line, Tarvarius Moore breaks up Winston’s pass and the Bucs turn the ball over on downs. Saleh’s defense bailed out Shanahan.
4:01 Mike McGlinchey commits a holding penalty on third and 14 from the 49ers’ 8.
4:01 Mitch Wishnowsky punts the ball 37 yards. The Bucs take over from the 49ers’ 41.
4:05 Arik Armstead sacks Winston on third and 7 from the 49ers’ eight. Once again, the 49ers defense bails out Shanahan.
4:05 The Bucs make a 31-yard field goal. They trail 20-17.
4:15 Gould makes a 47-yard field goal. The 49ers lead 23-17 with 2:17 left. The Bucs have one timeout and the two-minute warning. Gould seems to have a leg cramp.
4:18 First play of the drive, Winston floats a screen pass to Ahkello Witherspoon, who makes the interception and returns it for a touchdown.
4:19 The 49ers go for the two-point conversion. Garoppolo throws a screen pass to Samuel and he scores. The 49ers lead 31-17. The defense has scored 14 points and given up just 10. What a defense.