SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ season finale against the LA Rams. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
12:49 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- WR Marquise Goodwin
- NT Earl Mitchell
- DT Sheldon Day
- TE Garrett Celek
- OL Shon Coleman
- OL Erik Magnuson
- S Tyree Robinson
12:50 Here are the Rams inactives:
- RB Todd Gurley
- FS LaMarcus Joyner
- OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
- OLB Trevon Young
- OL Jamil Demby
- DT Sebastian Joseph-Day
- DT Tanzel Smart
1:25 The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff.
1:28 On third and 1, Nick Mullens hands the ball to Kyle Juszczyk, who takes a hit in the backfield, extends the ball for the first down and fumbles. The Rams recover and run the ball to the 49ers seven-yard line.
1:30 On third and and goal from the three, strong safety Marcell Harris gives up a touchdown catch to Brandin Cooks, and the Rams lead 7-0. Robert Saleh called zone coverage from the three-yard line. Not smart.
1:38 On third and 10, Dante Fowler beats Mike McGlinchey around the edge and hits Nick Mullens’ arm as Mullens throws the ball. Rams linebacker Cory Littleton intercepts the pass and returns the ball to the 49ers 13.
1:40 Embarrassing start. The 49ers came out flat an unprepared on the road once again. Hallmark of a poorly-coached team. The 49ers OL can’t block anyone on the Rams.
1:42 On first and goal from the 1, C.J. Anderson scores from one yard out, and the Rams lead 14-0. This feels like a first-round knockout.
1:51 On third and 6 from the Rams 16, Mullens throws a jump ball in the end zone for George Kittle, but John Johnson out-jumps him and tips the ball to free safety Blake Countess for the interception.
1;56 Mullens can’t force the ball to Kittle. The Rams expect that. Shanahan has to give Mullens other outlets and primary receivers, like Kendrick Bourne. He is playing well.
1:59 The Rams go three and out. The 49ers take over at their 30 after the punt.
2:04 Alfred Morris runs for 51 yards on the first play of the drive. Two plays later, Aaron Donald beats Mike McGlinchey for a sack. The 49ers end up kicking a 30-yard field goal. They trail 14-3.
2:17 On second and 10 from the 49ers 49, Jared Goff commits an intentional-grounding penalty before Ronald Blair hits. The Rams punt two plays later. The 49ers will take over from their five-yard line.
2:23 On third and 5 from the 49ers 10, Mullens stares down Richie James and throws a pick six to Cory Littleton. The Rams lead 21-3.
2:32 Mullens gets sacked on first down, and hit as he throws on second down. On third down, he completes a nine-yard pass to Trent Taylor, and the 49ers punt.
2:42 On first and 10 from the 18, Goff throws a screen pass to Cooks, who runs through the 49ers defense and scores. Antone Exum missed a tackle. The Rams lead 28-3.
2:50 Laken Tomlinson just injured his right knee. Look serious.
2:57 On first and goal from the nine, Mullens throws a touchdown pass to Richie James. The 49ers trail 28-10.
3:09 The Rams kick a field goal on the final play of the first half. They lead 31-10, and will receive the kickoff to start the third quarter. Did the 49ers even practice this week? Doesn’t seem like it. The 49ers always are an undisciplined mess on the road — the hallmark of a poorly coached team.
3:27 On first and 10 from the 49ers 29, Greb Mabin gives up a touchdown catch to Josh Reynolds. The Rams lead 38-10. Mabin was playing for Richard Sherman. Don’t know why Sherman is out.
3:38 On third and six from the Rams 36, Mullens rolls to his right and completes a 25-yard pass to Kittle. Morris scores a one-yard touchdown run three plays later, and the 49ers trail 38-17.
3:51 On third and goal from the two, Josh Reynolds beats Marcell Harris for a touchdown catch. The Rams lead 45-17. The 49ers defense has allowed four straight touchdown drives of at least 75 yards. The defense quit.
3:57 On second and 13, Kendrick Bourne catches a 17-yard pass, but gets flagged for grabbing Aqib Talib’s face mask. Two plays later, Mark Barron blitzes and sacks Mullens on third and 12.
4:05 Greg Zuerlein makes a 51-yard field goal, and the Rams lead 48-17.
4:18 On third and goal from the 2, Bourne makes a leaping touchdown catch while drawing a pass-interference penalty. The 49ers trail 48-24. Bourne has played well today. He seems to be improving.
4:29 The Rams go for it on fourth and four from the 49ers 42, and Antone Exum tackles John Kelly for a four-yard loss.
4:31 On second and four, Mullens throws a 43-yard touchdown pass to Kittle. The 49ers trailed 48-30 with 2:20 left. And Kittle just set the record for most receiving yards in a season for a tight end. He gained 1,377.
4:32 On the two-point conversion attempt, Mullens completes a pass to Trent Taylor in the end zone. The 49ers now trail 48-32.
4:34 The Rams recover the onside kick.
4:40 The Rams win 48-32. Stay tuned for my postgame Periscope and grades.