This is the live blog for the 49ers Week 3 home opener against the Green Bay Packers. I will provide updates and analysis throughout the game.
4:05 49ers inactives: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Ambry Thomas, CB Elijah Mitchell, G Aaron Banks
4:07 Packers inactives: CB Kevin King, S Vernon Scott, LB Ladarius Hamilton, G Elgton Jenkins
5:00 The 49ers will have their third starting running back in as many games this season tonight. Trey Sermon, Jacques Patrick, Trenton Cannon, and Kerryon Johnson are the 49ers active running backs.
5:20 49ers win the toss and defer to the second half. Green Bay will be on offense first.
5:28 After driving to the 49ers 15, Nick Bosa wrecks the Packers offense with a pass deflction, and stops a draw play to force Green Bay to kick a field goal. Packers 3 49ers 0
5:35 49ers offense picks up a quick first down. Jimmy Garoppolo completes passes to George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk before throwing incomplete to Mohamed Sanu on third down. Everything from the 49ers offense is underneath.
5:44 Aaron Rodgers hits Valdes-Scandling deep for a 47 yard gain against what looked like a busted coverage in the 49ers secondary. Then the Packers run the same play the 49ers used to score their first touchdown against Detroit and have the same result. Packers 10 49ers 0
5:48 After a George Kittle run sets up 3rd and 1, Jimmy Garoppolo throws a pass to a Packers linebacker and is lucky to have it bounce off his hands. This game could be over quick if the defense doesn’t hold on this next possession.
5:55 End of the first quarter. Packers 10 49ers 0. Green Bay outgained San Francisco 142-25.
5:59 Arik Armstead ends the Green Bay possession with a sack. Nice stop for the defense. Now the offense needs to step up.
6:01 Jimmy Garoppolo tries to hit George Kittle deep and it’s intercepted by Jaire Alexander. Packers ball on the 32.
6:07 49ers defense holds on 4th and 1 from their own 3. Great sudden change defense to not allow any points. 49ers run defense is struggling a bit with runs up the middle when Green Bay is in the shotgun. Something to keep an eye on as the game progresses.
6:22 49ers offense finally crosses midfield, but gets stopped for no gain on 3rd and 1. After Trey Sermon drops a pass to start the drive, Garoppolo hit six straight throws.
6:37 The 49ers defense hasn’t been able to stop the run between the tackles all season. Tonight it is finally catching up to them. Aaron Jones runs in untouched for a touchdown to put the Packers up 17-0.
6:51 Trenton Cannon sets the 49ers offense up with a 68 yard kickoff return, and Trey Lance runs around the left side for a touchdown as time expires in the first half to give the 49ers their first points of the game. Packers 17 49ers 7 at the half.
7:14 49ers offense drives the ball right down the field to open the second half with a touchdown and pull within 3 points. Big plays by Deebo Samuel on a screen and Trey Sermon helped get it started. Packers 17 49ers 14
7:19 San Francisco defense finally forces a three and out. 49ers offense gackes over at their own 28 after a 9 yard Brandon Aiyuk punt return.
7:25 Three and out for the 49ers offense. Nobody blocks Preston Smith off the left side and he hits Garoppolo as he begins to throw which causes an incompletion on third down.
7:39 Green Bay drives down the field for a touchdown. The 49ers defense helped them out with a 24 yard pass interference penalty. So far the 49ers defense has given up 81 yards on three pass interference penalties. That’s nearly as many yards as the 49ers offense had in the first half.
7:54 Trey Sermon scores from the 1 yard line to pull the 49ers within three points halfway through the fourth quarter. A pass interference call on Green Bay gave the 49ers 35 yards, and then Garoppolo hit his next three attempts to get the 49ers inside the 10. Packers 24 49ers 21
8:05 Aaron Rodgers misses on three straight deep throws and the 49ers takeover at their own 26.
8:16 Jimmy Garoppolo throws a backwards pass that gives Green Bay the ball on the 49ers 36 yard line. Emmanuel Moseley comes up with a terrific play on 3rd and 4 to force a field goal. Crosby hits it. Packers 27 49ers 21
8:25 Jimmy Garoppolo leads the 49ers offense on a 75 yard drive, capped by a 12 yard touchdown throw to Kyle Juszczyk for a 12 yard touchdown. 49ers 28 Packers 27
8:29 Rodgers hits Adams twice down the middle to set up a 51 yard field goal attempt by Mason Crosby to win the game.
8:31 Crosby hits it. Final score Packers 30 49ers 28