SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Rams. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
1:03 The Rams win the toss and elect to receive.
1:08 The Rams go three-and-out. On second down, Kellen Clemens actually sacked himself. He ran into his own offensive lineman. After the punt, the 49ers will start from their own 33.
1:14 Colin Kaepernick converts the 49ers’ first third down, a third-and-10, with a 12-yard pass to Anquan Boldin. Who else?
1:15 It’s second-and-14 at the 49ers’ 41 and Joe Staley is down on the field. Now he’s limping off the field.
1:16 Boone is at left tackle and Kilgore is at right guard.
1:21 On third-and-8 from the Rams’ 13, Kaepernick scrambles to the left for a one-yard loss. Phil Dawson makes the 32-yard field goal. 3-0 Niners with 7:36 left in the first quarter.
1:23 Crabtree has no catches and two penalties so far – a block in the back and a pass interference.
1:24 Staley is slowly walking to the locker room.
1:24 Staley has a knee injury and will not return to this game.
1:29 Jared Cook drops a first-down pass over the middle on third-and-5 and the Rams go three-and-out again. They have zero first downs and 11 net yards.
1:30 James fumbles the punt but recovers it at the 49ers’ 28.
1:39 It’s first-and-10 and the Rams’ 20 and the 49ers use their first timeout. Kaepernick just scrambled up the middle for 8 yards and a first down. The Rams have committed 3 penalties on this drive. Crabtree made his first catch of the season – an 8-yarder over the middle.
1:44 On second-and-15 from the Rams’ 25, Kaepernick gets sacked for a six-yard loss. The Rams double-covered Anquan Boldin and Kaepernick never got to his second read. That’s the end of the first quarter.