This is the live blog for the 49ers 2022 preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers. I will provide updates and analysis from the press box throughout the game.
5:14 Javon Kinlaw and Mike McGlinchey are dressed. Looks like the two will make their return tonight.
5:17 49ers not expected to play: Brandon Aiyuk, Azeez Al-Shaair, Arik Armstead, Nick Bosa, Samson Ebukam, Dre Greenlaw, Kyle Juszczyk, George Kittle, Elijah Mitchell, Jaylon Moore, Emmanuel Moseley, Charles Omenihu, Hassan Ridgeway, Deebo Samuel, Charvarius Ward, Jimmie Ward, Fred Warner, Trent Williams, Jeff Wilson
5:33 49ers win the toss and defer. Green Bay gets the ball to start the game.
5:37 Quick three and out for the 49ers defense. Oren Burkes with a nice run stop on second down and Tarvarius Moore had tight coverage on a poorly thrown Jordan Love pass.
5:44 49ers drive to the 32, but it stalls and Robbie Gould hits from 49 yards to give the 49ers a 3-0 lead.
Left guard Aaron Banks gave up pressure on the first pass play, but held up well on the next two drop backs.
Right tackle Mike McGlinchey beaten inside on run leading to a loss of two for Trey Sermon. This got the offense behind the sticks and Lance’s throw on a deep out to Danny Gray was too far outside. Lance has struggled with these throws in preseason.
Trey Sermon started at running back, carried the ball four times for nine yards.
5:51 Darqueze Dennard gets the first snaps at nickel corner.
5:52 Tarvarius Moore beaten on a go route by rookie Romeo Doubs for a 33-yard touchdown on 4th and 3.
That was the second big play given up by Moore on the drive. On the second play Green Bay ran a zone read, Moore bit on the inside fake and Jordan Love took off around the left side for a gain of 12.
5:58 On 3rd and 9, Trey Lance hits rookie Danny Gray deep down the left side for a 76-yard touchdown.
Gray was lined up inside, ran a go route and Lance put it right on the money. Terrific connection by two of the youngest members of the 49ers offense.
Justin Skule was beat around the edge on first down leading to a sack. Lance threw to a screen to Trey Sermon who had lined up outside for a gain of five on second down.
6:02 Ambry Thomas misses the tackle on the ensuing kickoff leading to a long return for Green Bay. Packers start on the 49ers 46 yard line.
6:05 Terrific penetration by Kevin Givens leads to a stop on 3rd and 1. On 4th and 1, Darqueze Dennard is too slow to get out on a quick out by Josiah Deguara.
6:07 Talanoa Hufanga just laid the wood to the Packers running back at the end of a long run by Tyler Goodson.
6:10 Talanoa Hufanga and Deomodore Lenoir hit the Packers receiver as the ball arrives on a quick slant. Rookie undrafted linebacker Marcelino McCray-Ball grabs the ball out of the air and takes it 67-yards the other way.
6:11 It’s Nate Sudfeld time.
6:12 Sudfeld’s first pass is a 39 yard touchdown to Ray-Ray McCloud on a deep post. Terrific protection by Daniel Brunskill and the 49ers offensive line on that play.
Jimmy Garoppolo should be on the next plane to New York or Cleveland.
6:19 Ambry Thomas called for illegal contact on deep ball down the left side. It’s either that or get beat deep for Thomas this year.
The Thomas penalty wipes out the pressure from rookie Drake Jackson.
Oren Burks is called for a facemask on the next play. Twenty free yards for the Packers.
6:22 Never fear. Jackson gets in Love’s face a couple plays later and knocks the ball away.
6:25 On the next play, fellow rookie Samuel Womack takes the ball away from Romeo Doubs for an interception. The rookie has been strong in coverage all offseason.
6:30 Ty Davis-Price gets his first two carries as a 49er, gains a total of four yards on two inside runs.
Nate Sudfeld throws wide to Danny Gray on third down to end the possession after only three plays.
6:36 Ambry Thomas can’t buy a break. Had tight coverage on the receiver and got his hand on the ball, but the Packers receiver is able to come down with it for a gain of 12.
6:40 Samuel Womack with his second interception. The rookie ran stride for stride with Amari Rodgers and stepped in front of the receiver to make the play on the ball.
6:41 Drake Jackson is headed to the locker room with trainers. He has a shoulder injury. Return to the game is questionable.
6:42 On 3rd and 3, Justin Skule is beat inside on a Trey Sermon run leading to a loss of three. Skule has struggled mightily throughout camp.
6:47 Robert Nkemdiche slices in and drops Tyler Goodson for a loss of five on a run to the right side. Terrific play by the former first round draft pick.
6:56 Ka’dar Hollman gets lost in man coverage, giving up a 33 yard touchdown to Danny Davis.
Jordan Love threw a back shoulder fade to Davis and Hollman couldn’t adjust.
6:59 On the ensuing kickoff, JaMycal Hasty touches the ball before it goes out of bounds, pinning the 49ers offense at its own 5.
7:04 Ray -Ray McCloud with a catch over the middle, is hit and fumbles the ball. McCloud has a history of fumble issues in his past. The play is under review.
7:08 First half comes to a close. 49ers 20 Packers 14.
7:28 Spencer Burford is still in the game at right guard. He is the only starter along the offensive line that is still in the game.
He was beat on first down too, forcing Nate Sudfeld to move to his right before finding Josh Hokit for a gain of 4.
7:31 Defensive lineman Alex Barrett is put in coverage on running back BJ Baylor. Packers quarterback Danny Etling sees this and flips the ball out to the running back. 49ers safety George Odum misses the tackle and Baylor goes for a gain of 62.
7:37 On 3rd and 1, Dontae Johnson with a terrific play to drop the quarterback for a loss of two. The Packers lineup offside on fourth down forcing a field goal attempt with is wide left.
7:46 Ty Davis-Price is dancing in the backfield instead of hitting the hole. JaMycal Hasty shows him how it should look with a 13 yard burst up the middle on 2nd and 15.
Sudfeld throws incomplete to Austin Mack on 3rd and 2 forcing the 49ers to punt it away.
7:55 Jason Poe with a solid block on a 7 yard run for Davis-Price, but jumps offside on the next play.
On 3rd and long, Kingsley Engabare beats Sam Schlueter and sacks Nate Sudfeld for a loss of 12.
8:02 The 49ers defense brings pressure and Dontae Johnson misses the tackle leading to a 22-yard catch and run from Amari Rodgers.
8:16 Brock Purdy takes over at quarterback, and Mr. Irrelevant ends a nice 69 yard drive with a five yard touchdown pass to Tanner Hudson in the right side of the endzone.
San Francisco goes for two, KeeSean Johnson with a terrific leaping catch for the conversion. What a play.
8:31 Jordan Mason is the perfect running back for Kyle Shanahan’s offense. He’s always going forward.
8:38 49ers choosing to kneel with the ball on the 9 and the game in hand. Will be back soon with my observations from the 49ers 28-21 victory.