This is the live blog for the 49ers preseason Week 2 game against the Houston Texans. I will update this with information and analysis from my living room.
4:33 The following 49ers will not play:
- DT Solomon Thomas (concussion)
- DT Arik Armstead (hamstring)
- CB Richard Sherman (hamstring)
- CB K’Waun Williams (ankle)
- LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)
- RB Jerick McKinnon (calf)
- RB Matt Breida (shoulder)
- TE George Kittle (shoulder)
- OL Garry Gilliam (concussion)
- SS Marcell Harris (hamstring)
- WR Max McCaffrey (foot)
5:06 The 49ers win the toss and choose to receive the opening kickoff.
5:10 On third-and-7, Jimmy Garoppolo completes a 40-yard pass up the sideline to Marquise Goodwin. The 49ers offensive line protected Garoppolo well on that play.
5:19 On third-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to Trent Taylor running a crossing route along the back boundary of the end zone. Taylor was Garoppolo’s third read in the progression. Great drive by Garoppolo. He also made a third-read throw and fourth-and-1 to fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who gained 24 yards.
5:21 Jeremy McNichols was the 49ers starting running back. He ran twice for just one yard during the opening drive.
5:32 The Texans drive 78 yards for a touchdown. On fourth-and-goal from the 1, Deshaun Watson throws a touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington, who is wide open.
5:34 On that touchdown pass to Bruce Ellington, Jaquiski Tartt was playing zone coverage, and everyone else was playing man coverage.
5:45 On first-and-10 from the 12, Weston Richburg commits a holding penalty, then a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after the play. Bad sequence from the veteran center.
5:46 On first-and-35 from the 37, Garoppolo throws a pass over the middle to Dante Pettis. The pass it high, it glances off Pettis’ hands and gets intercepted. That’s why you don’t throw to Pettis in traffic.
5:50 On third-and-10, DeForest Buckner grazes backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who throws incomplete, and the Texans go three-and-out.
5:56 On first-and-10, tight end Cole Wick commits an illegal formation penalty. Then, on first-and-15, Beathard scrambled four yards past the line of scrimmage and throws an illegal forward pass. I would be surprised, but it’s Beathard.
6:06 On third-and-8 from the Texans 44, Sheldon Day tackles Weeden after he scrambles for two yards. Good series for the defense, although Ahkello Witherspoon gave up a 10-yard catch to Sammie Coates on third-and-1.
6:58 The Texans take a 10-7 lead with a 32-yard field goal early in the third quarter.
7:03 On third-and-4, C.J. Beathard’s pass gets knocked down at the line of scrimmage, and the 49ers go three-and-out.
7:13 Robbie Gould ties the game at 10 with a 39-yard field goal.
7:14 The 49ers are 0-6 on third down since Beathard became the quarterback. The 49ers traded to up to get him in the third round. Never forget.
7:20 On third-and-5, Tarvarius Moore tips a pass to Emmanuel Mosley, who makes the interception.
7:22 Another 3-and-out for Beathard and the 49ers offense.
7:30 The 49ers have committed 13 penalties for 125 yards and the fourth quarter just started.
7:32 D.J. Jones tackles Tyler Ervin for a one yard loss. Earlier, Jones forced a fumble. He is the best nose tackle on the team and should start over Earl Mitchell.
7:40 On third-and-19, Beathard throws a 10-yard check-down pass to Joe Williams, and the 49ers punt one play later.
7:41 The run blocking has been bad all preseason.
8:07 Gould gives the 49ers a 13-10 lead with a 41-yard field goal. The Texans will get the ball with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter.
8:13 Mosley gives up a 41-yard touchdown catch to Vyncint Smith. The Texans lead 16-13 after missing the extra point. The 49ers will get the ball with 27 seconds and two timeouts remaining.
8:21 The 49ers lost 16-13. Stay tuned for the good and not so good from this game.