This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers’ Week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from the press box.
4:46 On their depth chart, the 49ers list “Reggie Bush OR Jarryd Hayne” as both the punt and kickoff returner, and “Kenneth Acker OR Keith Reaser” as the right cornerback.
5:56 The 49ers just announced their inactives:
WR DeAndrew White
RB Mike Davis
CB Shareece Wright
G Brandon Thomas
NT Mike Purcell
C Nick Easton
OLB Corey Lemonier
5:58 That means Jarryd Hayne is active.
5:59 The way I see it, the 49ers deactivated their second-best running back (Davis) and fourth-best wide recevier (White).
6:00 Arik Armstead now wears No. 91.
6:01 Here are the Vikings inactives:
QB Taylor Heinicke
WR Stefon Diggs
LB Edmond Robinson
T Jeremiah Sirles
TE Chase Ford
DE Justin Trattou
6:41 Excited to watch the Vikings play North Carolina State tonight at Levi’s.
7:17 Expect the Vikings to attack the middle of the 49ers’ defense with In routes and Crossing routes off of play action.
7:19 The Vikings win the toss and defer. We get to see the 49ers offense right away.
7:20 Bruce Ellington takes a knee in the end zone.
7:28 The Vikings can’t stop the run, and now Sharrif Floyd is shaken up.
7:32 Colin Kaepernick floats a pass out of bounds on third-and-7 from the Vikings’ 10-yard line. Reggie Bush was the intended receiver.
7:33 Andrew Sendejo blocks Phil Dawson’s field goal. Marcus Sherels returns it to the 49ers’ 26.
7:35 The Vikings go three-and-out after three incomplete passes.
7:36 Blair Walsh misses the 44-yard field goal attempt wide right.
7:42 Reggie Bush runs up the middle on third-and-1, gains no yards and hurts his left leg. The Niners go for it on fourth-and-1, and Alex Boone is flagged for a false start. Vikings’ ball at their 12 after the punt.
7:45 Colin Kaepernick got crushed scrambling for a first down on that drive.
7:46 Kaepernick also overthrew a deep pass on that drive.
7:48 On third-and-five, Jaquiski Tartt blitzes and sacks Teddy Bridgewater for a loss of 14.
7:49 Kyle Williams, I mean Jarryd Hayne, dives for a punt and fumbles it. Vikings recover.
7:51 Reggie Bush’s return is questionable.
7:52 Bridgewater scrambles for five yards on third-and-8. The Vikings are going for it.
7:53 Bridgewater completes a two-yard pass to Kyle Rudolph on fourth-and-three. Antoine Bethea made the tackle.
7:57 Marcus Martin is flagged for a false start on third-and-9. Third-and-14 when the second quarter begins.
8:00 Kaepernick misses Quinton Patton, who was open, on third-and-14.
8:06 Bridgewater runs into his own blocker and gets sacked by Tank Carradine for a loss of 10 on third-and-8.
8:12 Joe Staley flagged for holding on first-and-10 from the 35, negating a five-yard run by Hyde. Niners punt three plays later.
8:13 Hyde is averaging 6.4 yards per carry.
8:18 Rhett Ellison drops a pass over the middle on third-and-11, and the Vikings punt from their 36.
8:19 Ellington back to return the punt.
8:20 He returns the punt for a touchdown, but two illegal block-in-the-back penalties negate the TD. No, I think Hayne should return the punts.
8:32 On second-and-3 from the 10, Hyde runs to his right, spins back to his left and runs untouched into the end zone. He is the best running back in the game. 7-0 Niners.
8:34 Hyde has 12 carries for 83 yards in the first half. He could lead the league in rushing this season if he stays healthy.
8:42 Ahmad Brooks is flagged for holding with zero seconds on the clock, giving the Vikings one more play.
8:43 Bridewater completes a 27-yard pass to Jarius Wright, who gets tackled well short of the end zone. Halftime.
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Yea, in no way, shape or form do I want Bush back there receiving punts. Hangar 38, the Hayne Plane ready for take off….
Bush looked shaky judging the flight of the football. Hayne I have 100% confidence in.
Hayne seems to breed that kind of confidence.
Seems silly to list Bush when you have Ellington and White. Maybe they need those spots for other players tonight? Seems like Ellington will suit up as well.
So they must believe Hayne and Bush can carry the load if Hyde goes down.
4-12 with Gabbert as starting QB by game 6 and Jim “Mumbles” Tomsula affirming
the benching of Kaepernick with a grunting, guttural “Yeah”.
Delusional for all of you to think otherwise. See you again at the end of
a season Baalke and York characterize as “transitional.”
So are you going to watch or just complain?
I agree razor. I am just hoping that Jared could be as good as he was in the preseason.
Well! I’m tired of having these type of seasons. But this is the year I either back ck or think it’s time to move on. In my seat I will solely be focusing on open WR’s, time to throw, and his vision. I can only hope he learned this offseason. It’s going to suck to have to hear the noise of excuses if he format look any better. It’s time and excuses will and should be thrown out of the window. I know it’s game 1 but we should be able to tell if he’s gotten better in those parts of his game. And I want to see FOUR quarters of good play. Let’s GO!!!!
You need to keep you eyes on the o-line, especially the right side. If protection breaks down, the passing game will suffer.
Well aware of that. I’m still looking at his reads, footwork, vision and accuracy. There will be times he will have some time to throw
Good timing G. I was just about to ask for a new thread.
Wow, Philip Adams is still in the league. Now with Atl. Good for him that he’s stuck around.
Maiocco thinks Hayne will suit up.
Bbbut he was on the scout team and the special teams coach said he wasn’t the best….
I’m a fan of the pylon camera.
I’m disappointed in Chip Kelly. End of half draw plays are an awful choice. Either be aggressive or just kneel on it.
Feel any less disappointed
Why, because they’re playing better in the second half? Not really. That’s just something that coaches do that serves no purpose. I figured Chip would know that.
Bradford looks pretty good in Kelly’s system.
Yep. I’d like to see a higher YPA, but Bradford’s never been above 7 for his career so…
Derek Carr really shouldn’t be stiff-arming with his throwing hand.
its freaking 2am over here….me and my friend Mr hennesey waiting on the game
KC already played. What do you care
a question that keeps haunting you in your sleep
Inactives: RB Davis, WR White, CB Wright, NT Purcell, OG Thomas, C Easton and OLB Lemonier.
An international crisis has been averted. A nation celebrates. Its vegemite on the barbie time.
I just hate being correct; > )
Good call. Harold over Lemonier says alot.
A rare occurrence?
Looks like they feel Silberman can snap the ball if need be.
Time to shock the world! We need this win!
Clear the runway so the Hayne Plane can fly the offense into ideal field position….
Im all in with #38 if hes playing! Beat the Vikes!
We’ll need to see your boarding pass….
Why? I fly here all the time?
Keep your table in it’s upright position, seat belts fastened. Gonna be a little turbulence….
If Matt Ryan is elite, Kaepernick must be golden….
Gosh Grant, I don’t get it. I thought you were certain Jarryd Hayne would be inactive because he’s……. what did you call him? Oh yah, not even the best lick return option on the team.
Another swing and and a miss, hah Grant?
He wasn’t alone, but it’s fun to rub salt into the wound….
I love salt with lime and tequila
I hope it’s in moderation, because I wouldn’t want you to destroy your kidneys….
MEN drink tequila straight. The lime and salt gimmick is to get the women in the mood to lick something. Do you want to lick something?
#7 will show his maturity this season…..i feel it
I guess it’s Harold over Lemonier.
I only had 3 correct;
WR DeAndrew White
RB Mike Davis
CB Shareece Wright
G Brandon Thomas
NT Mike Purcell
C Nick Easton
OLB Corey Lemonier
Pretty disappointed to see Mike Davis not suiting up.
His time will come….
Mike Davis will hammer tired defenses later in the season.
Yea, I fully expect Bush to sustain an injury at some point that will necessitate him missing games….
I wasn’t too far off. I had Bell out for Davis, and Silberman out for Easton. Though with Lemonier and White I did a bit of a 49ers ‘OR’ trick, and had them listed with options.
CK needs to ptove this is his team. Willis gone, Gore gone, Justin gone, Rise and Shine CK.
Welp, I was wrong about Armstead suiting up. But now that he is, they better put him on the FG block team.
That’s using your head Barwin.
I’m so ready for this season to start! D will be tested tonight, I’m interested to see their nickle and dime packages.
With CK’s good record playing night games, should he wear sunglasses for day games to simulate evening conditions?
You might be on to something
Nice commentary all offseason. Let’s stick together and put a lickin on all our common foes, especially that loser Mary from Seattle. Give her a good lickin, eh lads!!!
I wouldn’t lick that with Prime’s tongue.
Word on the street is Hammer already hit it, and I don’t mess with a buddy’s girl or ex….
Barwin uses his head again!
Gotta feeling it would take two Hammers to “hammer” that! Yikes!
I must also add. The one good thing about the stitch is you can post anywhere within a 5 mile radius. Won’t miss those pesky dead zones at candlestick!
You’re in the stadium? Can you do a periscope?
Razor: Are you f crazy. Hammer’s a happily married guy & you should n’t be trying to stir up trouble & tell lies — says a lot about your charactor, or lack thereof . You’re all pathetic loser — I don’t see any men in this group.
Yeah you prefer the pillow bite!
She’s great at uniting the entire forum against her.
What am I missing with the NC state reference? Didn’t Donte Johnson play there?
Nevermind he’s referencing the new uniforms.
Come on Mets hurry and finish this game so I can concentrate just on some 49ers football.
I don’t think FGs are gonna cut it Atlanta.
Can’t believe the Eagles kicked a FG there. Chip disappoints me again. Even if they make it they’re leaving too much time on the clock for Ryan to go get his own FG.
Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about Logan and Chryst
I like aggressive fearless coaching. You don’t get that a lot in the NFL. Not enough job security.
The line between aggressive and foolish is a fine one. Aggressive is fun to watch.
looks like they get another chance
Yeah, but it’s not as good a chance. Worse field position and less time.
Whoops Matthews messed that up
Grant I’m sorry I don’t get the NC St reference?
Black uni’s. I didn’t get it either.
Santa Clara Red Raiders
You’d think Crabtree woulda stuck around.
How about the quarter-by-quarter pages? Or at least another one for H2?
All 4 TEs active for the 49ers. Should we expect to see a lot of TE heavy sets?
Hayne question #1 was answered. Questions…
2 – Will Hayne return punts?
3 – Will Hayne return kick offs?
4 – Will Hayne play an offensive snap?
What’s the point of him being active if he’s not returning punts?
Ellington got the first Kick off.
this has got to be the least hyped season opening MNF game, and I’m ok with that given how much turnover this team has gone thru. but a stout performance would be nice anyway…
Playaction after 2 successful runs. That’s what I like to see.
Bush still has some nice burst
I like the black cheerleader uniforms
Offense looking sharp, uniforms looking awful.
Chris Berman’s voice is done.
Nice start for Geep. maybe a sprinkle of Vernon?
typo, i meant Vance ;)
Hyde is beasting.
I love what I’m seeing so far.
Need to convert this third down.
That holding penalty…
Triple crap, things had started to nicely.
Nice coverage Brock!
Is it as loud there as it sounds?
Oh, and f*ck Marcus Martin. And also Geep for going away from the run on 1st and 20.
Was thinking the same thing,I don’t recall it being loud at all last year.
Great stop by the D!
Yeah, Lynch is in the backfield
Whoa! Crazy night
Bad special teams on both sides.
Thank you! Great field position.
Whose starting opposite Brock? I can’t see the numbers very well on those uniforms.
Marcus Martin getting pushed all over the field , killed a great drive
well i guess there were going to be some growing pains…
Very nice display by both teams of unspecial teams.
Back on offense. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going.
Ha- wow, grant is really not very good at this prognostication. Mike Davis
Is the 4th string running back- just like the depth chart said on thursday.
The niners are looking pretty decent so far. They could be good
Martin is getting pushed around like a mop on a wet floor.
Isn’t black the color of death?
Or is it just mourning……
Good gawd! Colin will never learn to set his feet!
Let’s see how the miners do when they get out of their script and what adjustments they make second half. Those have been two struggles for this organization
Would be nice if Kaepernick could figure out how to stop overthrowing open deep receivers.
Set his feet and he might have a better shot. It’s pathetic to see a pro struggle with fundamentals
did not like the fact that Kaep took that blow on his right shoulder…hope he’s ok
I’m glad Kaep got up and didn’t talk smack after that hit.
Go for it.
i like offense play calling.
Careful running Kaep too much.
Looks like we might see Hayne at RB tonight.
Who called Bush down,
That’s twice that it looked like Kaep’s foot was caught on the turf.
Bush is lame, literally and figuratively.
Good grief. What good is the hard count if our guys get caught off guard by it?
Lol adios Bush! Didn’t last 1 quarter.
This offense looks the same as it has for 4 years. Going to be relying on the defense. And that’s not good!
Aaron Lynch (Mob) looked very quick on the edge on that last stand. I hope to hear his name again soon and often
We are moving the ball. It’s just a matter of time…
Waiting to go Jumbo or tackle eligible.
60yds rushing in Q1.
Kaep still has really bad mechanics. He was throwing off his back foot, and still has that hitch.
Abdullah > Bush
Still ticked we didn’t draft him.
Grass looks good
Nice creativity,jeep looking good, line blocks and bush dances gets hurt, refs hose the neutral zone shut up silver. Least we have more fight in usThen the faders!
Woo hooo, AP gets nothing
Any word on bush?
nice d call from Mangini!
Chryst needs to be careful not to get too cute in his playcalling, a la Roman.
Oh no, Hayne muffed it
Oh no Hayne
Since the comparison was inevitable…
Hyde already has more rushing yards this week than Gore.
I still miss him
So much for my confidence in Hayne. LOL!
And there you have it. Gotta go hayne!
And that’s why Hayne is a rookie.
Hilarious!!! This is a clown game.
and voila the difference and pressure of real games versus fake games
Everyone wanted Hayne, and …… disaster.
JFC, Bush can’t even make it out of the first quarter without getting nicked. The guy is such a cream puff. Can’t stand fragile players. What a puss-e.
You called it earlier
The heck? That should have left Bridgewater flattened.
So two guys miss the sack and good gain for Minn.
I guess White is active the rest of the year
As expected our D is great. our O not so much
Going from man genius. To ouch from Haynes , not easy but ouch!
Bye Reggie, nice knowing you. Nice free agent class, Dockett cut, and Wright not in uniform. Now Bush hurt in less than one quarter.
Another great stop by the defense. Now capitalize on it offense!
Defense is looking excellent right now.
For a 0-0 game this is pretty crazy.
Come on, man!!!
Welcome to the NFL Hayne. Should have backed off of that ball. We would have had great field position. Live and learn kid. Go get em!
Not supposed to let punts hit the ground. He just needs to make the catch. He’ll get the next one.
Offense settle down, your looking good but need to score.
Niners have everything it takes to win the Super Bowl, but cool heads must prevail. Don’t overreact to offensive penalties, pound the ball with Hyde, and keep rolling Kaep out. It should work, even if Marcus Martin insists on playing like a bonehead. Hyde is gaining 6 YPC; it’s not that complicated.
Great D. I luv my niners.
What was Hyde doing there?
Hayne will be back.
This game playing out like I play madden. Culiver came limping off on that 4th down stop…
Bush done. Maybe mike Davis should be active
Is it just me or does it sound really really loud at Levi tonight?
The crowd seems to be into it so far
Get Martin out of there!
It’s getting sloppy out there coach.
I take it all back. These coaches have potato meal for brains.
Can anyone tell the difference with this “new” offense? Looks like the same to me.
The offense is different, the penalties are the same.
You know you are slow in the head. If you can’t see the fast tempo then I confirms what we all know about your dull brain
It is the same.
Must be out of the scripted plays. Now is when it all falls apart
You have to make those throws Kaep.
That was a 1st down overthrown
Well that was a terrible pass.
Kap throwing off that back foot again.
Warner must be shaking his head! Like me! Smh!
What makes it worse is that he had great protection from the line.
Peterson starting to assert himself.
Let’s go D
That looked short of the 1st
Not watching the game as I am at work, but is the wind causing problems out there? No long passes completed, muffed punt return, missed FGs…
Sadly no. It’s Kaep overthrowing everyone. You know, like normal.
Lol! Oh well…
I think patton didn’t finish his route
What’s the excuse for Kaep’s other overthrown passes?
Also a bad kicker and Hayne showing that he is indeed a rookie.
No, just a comedy of errors Scooter.
I think so
Need to wrap up low, not high.
Why did Aaron Lynch carry AP to the first down?
Teddy B. throws a nice deep ball.
that was a mugging in the end zone
Bethea got away with one.
Was that PI?
It’s not a penalty if they don’t call it.
The NFL owed SF a call for starting Hayne. I was hoping they were gonna pick up the flags on Ellington’s return. Instead, the picked to not call PI.
Now the League and SF are even
That’s how you pass downfield kap!
Nice non PI by Bethea.
Bout time we got a call.
Tank and the Lynch Mob!
The Lynch mob is going strong!
this looks like a preseason game. it’s so sloppy.
Well that was lucky.
The main sponsor for this game should be Barnum and Bailey. Wow!
Starting to notice the minn defense beating the right side. Get back to running and rolling Geep!
The Vikings have not stopped the outside zone left.
Hyde ia getting an idea of what Gore dealt with: all him and nothing else on offense.
Dumb to run the same play back to back
Damn it Davis!
Come on butter ball Davis!
Good job Hayne!
Still waiting for Kaep to throw a decent pass.
He threw one to Vernon. Of course it was dropped…
Lots of hard hitting tonight.
LJ! This dude is a ST monster.
At least the Pinion pick is paying off so far
Refreshing to know that screens and check downs to the RB are part of this year’s playbook.
That’s why they went with McCray!
Our run defense is getting thrashed.
Man if we can jell a center right guard and rt we may have something, would like to see Torrey smith do something!
What kind of bad luck is this
First we had a QB who saw the field but couldn’t throw deep cause of arm strength. Now we have a QB with good arm strength but can’t see downfield
mind if i say it again? Lynch Mob!
Way to go lynch pin!
Wow. did you guys see the cheerleaders?
Nice wet suits!
Lynch is killing it tonight!
Come on Hayne!
Niners are supposed to be the worst team in the league. What’s the Vikings excuse?
I’m losing patience with Patton
Patton finally makes a contribution to the game and it’s a penalty for running into the kicker.
Damn it! What a return!
And that is why Ellington is first on the returner depth chart.
I do not recall the Niners playing this sloppy on the first game of the year the last 4 years.
Lots of young players and new coaches. It’s not as bad as I imagined it.
Grant may be right about Ellington over the returners. I was wrong grant.
Hochuli is determined to be the star of this game!!!
This is turning into a comedy of errors
infuriating … we’ve all seen how big mistakes like these cost us games
Fragile Bush back in the game.
Never mind. The poor offense showing is getting to me apparently.
Is bush ok?
Does Hyde have 100 yards yet!
I told you guys Hyde was good.
At least you’ll get to see Davis sooner than later. He’ll be a dynamite compliment.
Yes u did!
I’m gonna have some crow to eat tomorrow after this performance so far.
Me too!thought we would get killed, still worried about o line!
Team looks good running. If Hyde is not bowling down field with the rock taking advantage of the gashes the team is in the toilet.
Nice adlib by Kap.
Kaep is actually looking pretty good here with the passing from the broken pocket.
The Vikings D is on it’s heels. 49ers are just beating themselves with penalties.
Celek is looking more and more like our #2 TE.
torrey smith time?
movin’ movin’ movin’ keep those doggies movin’
tight ends and fullbacks should never go airborne – they’re supposed to deliver the blow!
Good series and play by Kap there. Where’s Seb, he pump faked on the throw to Celek.
Trent is right. Just keep running the ball to finish.
Play action is going to open up the t Smith pass
It’s been rough so far, but this is still a scoreless game.
Time to finish this drive and take charge.
run,run,run &run again
The ball control, extra short passing is in effect. I am talking inches not feet or yards.
For all the crap we gave the olive they’ve done well. How many sacks Grant?
Our defense is something special. Our QB and RB look like great ground threats. Let’s see if Vernon can remember those things on the end of his arms are hands, not skillets.
Vernon keeps forgetting because he has a pair of vestigial hands on his chest.
Davis is a shell of his former self.
What is wrong with him? His hands loom horrible and he looks like he’s trying to avoid contact by running sideways.
Hyde showing great patience.
So, Ellington breaks open the game, but he’s not on the field now at all? Get him more touches!!!!!
my gosh. is the OL playing well?
That OSU spin move!
Nice spin move Hyde!
Hyde is hands down the bright spot for this team tonight
Hyde is great. OL doing a decent job.
I don’t miss gore anymore
Get em dr.jeckyl and mr. Hyde!
Hyde is the best player in the stadium right now.
He looks patient. Finally the offense is playing to his strength and the strength of the o line. This should help with pass protection.
Hyde already has 83 yards!!
I used to have a spin move like that, loll
I want more!
Hyde is on fire tonight, big chunks of yardage, play after play….. I think my boss just heard my yelp as I’ve got it on the iPad on my desk……
new james bond movie coming!
Hope the cheerleaders will be part of the movie!
So far the coaching staff has done really well except for the dumb penalties and poor execution. Mangini’s guys are doing great.
Not sure about the special teams coaching though.
Sure that’s fair
They keep running back to back running plays.
Hail mary defense!
Does Teddy have the arm for a Hail Mary from there.
When did Levis get an air raid siren. I hate those things
Brooks, ya idiot!
Dilfer needs a Midol
Or a snickers bar…
I see some positives. When was the last time we had over 200 yards of offense in the first half?
Best thing about low expectations: fans are happy with just 7 points scored
shoulda had more…
Truest comment ever.
I bet your voting poll is about to go landslide in favor of Hyde after tonight.
Let’s hope Chryst keeps his foot on the gas.
It would be great to see some Torrey Smith connections, and nice to see Ellington do something special in the passing game.
Oakland is all about our sloppy seconds. they signed Taylor Mays!?
Every team has 53 players, 46 active on game day. The Raiders have 49…..ers
Sloppy seconds? That’s tore up thirds.
Ha – those sloppy seconds have Crabs! So to speak…
Grant: There’s almost 350 posts. Start a new thread please.
I agree. We need a second half thread.
Just heard that Taylor Hayes got hired by the Raiders and will probably start next week as safety. I thought he was a good player when the niners drafted him
The 9ers are up by 7 instead of being tied at half in large part because of one player…..V. McDonald
He saved the day, but I think he was the cause of the problem in the first place.
Who is kicking off?
Pinion makes kick offs go thru the uprights?
I read somewhere that Mangini likes to blitz
That Mangini blitz package. The Vikings have been completely off-guard.
Watch for possible half time adjustments. Could be something new for this team.
That was a generous spot.
hyde is the best offensive player on the niners. they should keep running the ball.
IDub destroyed that double team.
Thats what you call splitting a double team Williams was blasted by two blockers, he recovered, split the double team and destroyed the play. Michael Carter!
Acker is the real deal
How do you change your icon? is it with the website box?
Hyde – 12 rushes/83 yards.
Does Torrie Smith have a catch?
oh, i figured it out.
There’s a second half thread everybody! Thanks Grant!
Walsh would always go long on 2nd and short
i like that pass!
hmmmmm. this is just like last year. Offense bogs down in the red zone. And then we have a TO because of the play clock winding down.
I’m very surprised at how much RB work Hayne is getting.
Your wish for a new thread has been Granted.
Maybe the 49ers will score more 19.1 points. They are winning time of possession. No madman gyrations on the sideline for this I am grateful-very classy.
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