SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
12:35 Here are the 49ers inactives:
- SS Jaquiski Tartt.
- NCB K’Waun Williams.
- RB Alfred Morris.
- DT Sheldon Day.
- OT Shon Coleman.
- S Tyree Robinson.
- OL Erik Magnuson.
12:36 Here are the Seahawks inactives:
- RB Rashaad Penny.
- SS Maurice Alexander.
- CB Kalan Reed.
- LB K.J. Wright.
- C Joey Hunt.
- OG D.J. Fluker.
- DT Nazair Jones.
1:03 The Seahawks win the toss and defer. The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff.
1:08 Garrett Celek commits a holding penalty during the opening kickoff, and the 49ers start from their eight yard-line. On third and 2, Nick Mullens overthrows a deep pass to George Kittle, and the 49ers go three and out. The Seahawks will start from their 42 after the punt.
1:18 On third and 1 from the 49ers 16, rookie nickelback D.J. Reed fails to set the edge and gives up a 10-yard run to Chris Carson. Ahkello Witherspoon injures his right knee during the play. His return his questionable.
1:19 On third and goal from the five, Tarvarius Moore gives up a touchdown catch to Doug Baldwin. The Seahawks lead 6-0 after Sebastian Janikowski misses the extra point.
1:22 Richie James returns the kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. That’s the big play the 49ers needed. They lead 7-6.
1:29 On third and 7 from the 49ers 43, Wilson throws a check down pass to Mike Davis, and Elijah Lee tackles him immediately after a gain of just four. The Seahawks punt the ball 38 yards to the 49ers one-yard line.
1:36 On second and three from the 49ers 46, runs for 15 yards then fumbles, and the Seahawks recover. That’s Wilson’s third fumble of the past three games. The Seahawks have the ball at their 28.
1:44 Wilson throws out of bounds on third and 10 from the 49ers 43. The Seahawks down the punt at the 49ers 2-yard line.
1:55 On first and 10 from the 41, Mullens throws a touchdown pass to Garrett Celek. Seahawks strong safety Bradley McDougald slipped trying to make the tackle. The 49ers lead 14-6.
2:05 On third and 5 from the 49ers 35, Wilson scrambles out of the pocket to his right and throws downfield to Doug Baldwin. Free safety Antone Exum Jr. tries to crush Baldwin as the ball arrives, but misses and hits Sherman instead. Embarrassing play by Exum. The Seahawks trail 14-13 with 5:19 left until halftime.
2:18 On third and 4 from the Seahawks 9, Tre Flowers breaks up a short pass over the middle intended for Kendrick Bourne. Kyle Shanahan loves to get cute and throw to Bourne in the red zone.
2:19 Robbie Gould kicks 28-yard field goal, and the 49ers lead 17-13.
2:20 Seven different 49ers receivers caught a pass in the first half. Looks like Shanahan read my pointer about establishing other receivers.
2:25 The Seahawks punt the ball 52 yards to the 49ers 20. There are two seconds left in the half. The 49ers take a knee.
2:32 Poor clock management at the end of the half by Shanahan. It was third and 13 with 40 seconds left, and the 49ers had two timeouts. They could have used one. Instead, Shanahan let the Seahawks run the clock down to nine seconds.
2:44 On third and 1 from the Seahawks 34, Wilson rolls out, fumbles and recovers the ball for an eight-yard loss. The Seahawks go three and out. Mark Nzeocha forced the fumble.
2:50 On second and 10 from the 49ers 40, Laken Tomlinosn commits a false start. That’s his fourth penalty of the past three games. On third and 13, Mullens completes a three-yard pass to Kyle Juszczyk. Bradley Pinion’s punt bounces into the end zone.
2:56 On second and nine from the Seahawks 35, the Seahawks use an empty backfield — no extra blockers — and DeForest Buckner sacks him for an eight-yard loss. The Seahawks punt two plays later.
3:08 The Seahawks essentially give the 49ers a free drive by committing three 15-yard penalties. But, on first and 10 from the Seahawks 15, Jeff Wilson Jr. runs up the middle for seven, gets up, flips the ball to a Seahawks defender and gets a 15-yard penalty for taunting. The 49ers are 0 for 2 in the red zone. They lead 20-13 after a 33-yard field goal by Gould.
3:17 On first and goal from the 10, the Seahawks run the option, and Wilson pitches to Tyler Locket, who runs for nine yards. The Seahawks will face second and goal from the 1 when the fourth quarter starts.
3:22 The Seahawks run three times in a row. On fourth and goal from the 1, Carson gets hit in the backfield, but still powers ahead for the touchdown. The Seahawks tie the game at 20.
3:23 It’s raining hard.
3:33 On third and 7 from the Seahawks 28, Shanahan calls a run for Matt Breida, who gains just one yard. Next play, Gould makes a 45-yard field goal, and the 49ers lead 23-20.
3:43 On third and 6 from the 49ers 27, Buckner sacks Wilson for a three yard loss. Next play, Janikowski makes 48-yard field goal and ties the game at 23 with 5:21 left. Both teams have three timeouts.
3:49 On third and 10, Mullens throws a perfect pass downfield to Kendrick Bourne while getting blasted, but Bourne drops the ball. The go three and out. Mullens took two huge hits during that series. The 49ers pass protection broke down when the team needed it.
3:53 On third and 10, Wilson throws an incomplete pass to Baldwin, and the Seahawks go three and out. Great game. There’s 2:37 left, and the 49ers have the ball at their 20.
4:01 Mullens gets sacked twice during this series. Laken Tomlinson and Weston Richburg were partially responsible for both of them. Those two have been brutal the past two drives.
4:02 The Seahawks will start from their 26 with 1:38 left. They have two timeouts.
4:06 On first and 10 from the Seahawks 43, left guard Ethan Pocic commits a holding penalty. That’s the Achilles heel for a run-first team — penalties by the offensive line.
4:07 Mullens take a knee. Overtime.
4:10 The Seahawks win the toss and choose to receive.
4:15 On third and 4 from the 49ers 20, Wilson completes a 32-yard pass to running back J.D. McKissic. But, the catch doesn’t count, because left guard Ethan Pocic committed a hold. The Seahawks offensive line has committed four penalties the past four drives. The 49ers have the ball at their 38.
4:22 Gould makes a 36-yard field goal and the 49ers win 26-23. Stay tuned for my postgame Periscope, game story and grades.