49ers v. Seahawks live blog: First Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO — This is the live blog for the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 14 game against the Seahawks. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.

1:23 The 49ers win the toss and defer. I bet the Seahawks would have differed as well had they won the toss.

1:26 Touchback. Seahawks start at their 20.

1:29 On third and 2 from the Seahawks 44, Wilson rolls right and NaVorro Bowman hits him and forces a fumble. The ball bounces out of bounds. The Seahawks punt and LaMichael James makes a fair catch at the 49ers’ 31.

1:33 The 49ers gain no yards and go three-and-out. Frank Gore goes nowhere on first down, Crabtree shakes Maxwell on a comeback on second down but Crabtree drops it, and Jeremy Lane knocks away a pass for Manningham on third down. Golden Tate returns the punt to the Seahawks’ 27. On third down, it appears Sherman will match up with Boldin, Maxwell will match up with Crabtree and Lane will match up with Manningham.

1:40 On third and 12 from the 25, Baldwin beats Rogers down the middle of the field but Wilson throws the ball behind Baldwin. The Seahawks punt it just 36 yards. James makes a fair catch at the 49ers’ 39.

1:49 A very good drive by the Niners, but it ends when Greg Roman calls a Bruce Miller run up the middle on third-and-1 at the 5. He gains no yards. Dawson makes the 23-yard field goal. 3-0 Niners.

1:51 Drive highlight: Crabtree made a beautiful 17-yard back-shoulder catch on the left sideline against Byron Maxwell, who had great coverage.

1:52 Turbin returns the kickoff to the Seahawks’ 18.

1:56 Tate gets flagged for offensive pass interference on third-and-5, and Ray McDonald sacks Wilson on third-and-15 for a loss of 9.

1:57 Kassim Osgood blocks the punt. 49ers’ ball at the Seahawks’ 34.

2:03 Lane knocks away a pass for Manningham on third-and-6. Dawson makes the 48-yard field goal. 6-0 Niners.

2:07 Lynch gains four yards on first down and two yards on second down. Third-and-four from the Seahawks’ 26 when the second quarter begins.

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