SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for the 49ers’ Week 5 Monday night game against the Cleveland Browns. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
3:55 Here are the 49ers’ inactives:
- RB Jeff Wilson Jr.
- WR Jordan Matthews
- CB Ahkello Witherspoon
- OT Joe Staley
- OT Sam Young
- DT Jullian Taylor
- QB C.J. Beathard
This means Tevin Coleman is active for the first time since Week 1.
3:56 Here are the Browns’ inactives:
- CB Denzel Ward
- CB Greedy Williams
- S Sheldrick Redwine
- WR Rashard Higgins
- OL Kendall Lamm
- LB Genard Avery
- WR Taywan Taylor
4:21 Jimmie Ward will start in place of Tarvarius Moore at free safety. Smart move by Robert Saleh. Moore has poor instincts takes poor angles to ball carrier.
5:13 The 49ers lose the toss. The Browns will receive the opening kickoff.
5:21 The Browns first offensive play is a 20-yard pass from Odell Beckham Jr. to Jarvis Landry. Cute. After that, the Browns go three and out. Apparently, Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens lets Beckham throw downfield but not run downfield. After the punt, the 49ers get the ball at their 17-yard line.
5:23 Matt Breida runs 83 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the drive. The Browns never touched him. The Browns have zero gap integrity. The 49ers definitely should win this game. They lead 7-0.
5:27 First play of the Browns second drive, Nick Bosa beats a tight end and hits Baker Mayfield as Mayfield throws an awful pass downfield which Richard Sherman intercepts. The 49ers get the ball at the Browns’ 41.
5:31 On third and nine, Deebo Samuel runs a slant route and drops an accurate pass, and the 49ers go three and out. The Browns will get the ball at their 12. Bad series for the 49ers. They got the ball with great field position and did nothing.
5:35 On third and seven, Robert Saleh brings a blitz, and Kwon Alexander sacks Mayfield, who has been awful so far. He has zero passing yards. He missed a wide-open Beckham downfield on second and seven. The Browns go three and out, and the 49ers get the ball at their 26-yard line after a 68-yard punt.
5:44 On third and goal from the 5, Jimmy Garoppolo lines up in the shotgun and throws a touchdown pass to Breida. Garoppolo is money from the shotgun. The 49ers lead 14-0.
5:58 Richard Sherman gives up a 25-yard pass to Jarvis Landry as the first quarter ends. The Browns will have the ball at the 49ers’ 34 when the second quarter starts.
6:06 Mayfield throws high and incomplete on third and goal from the 12. The Browns make a 30-yard field goal and trail 14-3.
6:13 On third and three, Mike McGlinchey gives up a sack to Myles Garrett, and the 49ers punt. The Browns take over from their 22. McGlinchey has struggled big time this season. Justin Skule might be better than him.
6:22 On third and goal from the six, Mayfield throws what should have been a touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway. But, Callaway drops the ball and tips it to K’Waun Williams, who intercepts the pass and returns it to the Browns 49. Same ole’ Browns.
6:33 On first and 10 from the Browns 19, Tevin Coleman runs 19 yards for a touchdown. The Browns should fire Freddie Kitchens at halftime.
6:37 Dee Ford and Nick Bosa sack Mayfield on second and 10, and the 49ers go three and out. The 49ers take over from the Browns’ 38 with 44 seconds left in the first half.
6:42 Bosa chases down Mayfield and forces an intentional-grouding penalty just before the end of the first half. Excellent half for Bosa and the rest of the 49ers.
7:02 On second and 9 from the Browns 22, Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to a wide open George Kittle. The 49ers lead 28-3.
7:32 Kyle Juszczyk injured his leg, and the 49ers carted him to the locker room. Looks serious.