Players are beginning to warm up for tonight’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Kickoff will be in a couple hours at 5:15 pm. Stay tuned to this blog for drive sumaries and game updates as they happen. Click here for more game information including television and radio brodcasts. Tonight’s game is presented by Bud Light.
There’s no inactive list in the preseason, but the players who are not suited up are David Baas, Parys Haralson, Ray McDonald, Tarell Brown, Brandon Jones, Michael Lewis, Patrick Willis and Eric Green.
The players are about to take the field. I’ll post the starting lineups once the game begins.
The 49ers game captains are CB Nate Clements, C Eric Heitmann and P Andy Lee.
DE Justin Smith
NT Aubrayo Franklin
DE Isaac Sopoaga
OLB Ahmad Brooks
OLB Manny Lawson
MLB Jeff Ulbrich
MLB Takeo Spikes
CB Nate Clements
CB Dre’ Bly
S Mark Roman
S Dashon Goldson
The 49ers looked stout against the run to start the game. After a short pickup on first down, Manny Lawson made the tackle in the backfield to force third and long. Russel’s third down pass fell incomplete forcing the punt.
QB Alex Smith
RB Frank Gore
FB Moran Norris
WR Josh Morgan
WR Isaac Bruce
LT Joe Staley
LG David Baas
C Eric Heitmann
RG Chilo Rachal
RT Adam Snyder
Rossum couldn’t gain any yardage on the punt return and the 49ers will take over rom the 24-yard line. Alex Smith kept the chains moving, finding Vernon Davis over the middle of the field for the third down conversion. Smith couldn’t hook up with Davis on the next third down and the 49ers will punt.
All the defensive startes are still in the game for the second drive. Russel found Tony Stewart on the second play of the drive. I’m surprised he was able to hang on to it after Goldson upended him. Russel tripped up during his drop and the defense was able to touch him down. That brings up the punt.
Good coverage by the Raiders punt team and the 49ers will take over from their own 16. Looks like Gore was just limited to the first drive as Glen Coffee is now in at running back. And Coffee wastes no time breaking a long run, gaining 16 yards down the right side on 2nd down. Nice play on 3rd down as Smith found Battle who picked up the 1st down by a yard. Wow! I’ve never seen a better block by a QB. After the Raiders D swarmed Arnaz Battle on a reverse, Alex Smith absolutely leveled Greg Ellis who didn’t see Smith coming. On third down, Smith’s pass went of Morgan’s hands and was picked off by Ricky Brown. Brown raced down the left sideline and only Smith could make the tackle – which he did nicely. Raiders ball at the 7-yard line.
Good coverage by Mark Roman on third don and the Raiders will go for it on 4th down. Pass is incomplete, intended for Louis Murphy.
After a great hold by the defense, Alex Smith and the offense will take over at the 4. The 49ers picked up a first down thanks to a nuetral zone infraction on Oakland and two runs by Coffee. Big gain by Coffe on 2nd down, gaining 18 yards straight up the middle.
That’s the end of the first quarter with the game still scoreless.
The 49ers will have a new QB with the start of the quarter as Shaun Hill goes under center. Another great run by Coffee down the right sideline as the 49ers get into Raiders territory. Josh Morgan somehow caught Hill’s pass on third down, but he’s just shy of the first down. They 49ers will go for it on 4th down. Tommy Kelly batted down the pass at the line of scrimmage. Turnover on downs.
Good pressure by a blitzing Takeo Spikes as Russel’s pass falls incomplete. After an 11 yard gain from a pass to Justin Fargas, the Raiders will have a first down at th 37. Higgins beat Clements down the right sideline and Clements hung onto his jeresy to prevent the touchdown. First down for the Raiders at the 14. After an illegal man down field and a holding penalty, the Raiders will back up to the 26-yard line. After making a tackle, Dre’ Bly is down on the field. I’ll keep you posted on his status. The Raiders score first thanks to a 24 yard TD pass from Russell to Murphy.
Raiders 7 – 49ers 0
Good news on Bly who just got the wind knocked out of him. His return is probable.
Coffee continues to have a strong game, busting a 35 yard run down the right sideline and getting to Oakland’s 45-yard line. With that carry, Coffee has 100 yards on 8 carries. Hill found Battle on second down over the middle for a 12 yard gain. First down at the 17. The 49ers pick up another first down as carry follows Chilo Rachal to the 4-yard line. The 49ers can’t punch the ball in and will bring in Nedney for the short field goal.
Raiders 7 – 49ers 3
After playing for the first time this preseason, Frank Gore said, “I was happy to be going through it with y teammates. We’re doing great, especially in the run game. Our team is moving the pile.”
Injury update on Adam Snyder – he has a right ankle and knee sprain. His return is questionable.
Raiders are moving the ball well in the two-minute offense, taking the ball down to the 28-yard line. The 49ers secondary comes up big again. Rossum picked off Garcia’s pass after it deflected of Higgins’ hands.
That’s the end of the first half – Raiders 7 – 49ers 3
Coffee had 129 yards rushing in the first half.
Nate Davis is now in at QB for the 49ers. The 49ers continue to have success on the ground, four carries by Robinson and the 49ers are out to the 45-yard line. The 49ers continue with Robinson and have not thrown a pass on this drive. First down at the 36. The 49ers drive stalled and Nedney wasn’t able to connect on the long field goal.
Bruce Gradkowski is now in at QB for the Raiders. Deep pass to TE Brandon Myers who beat the coverage of Reggie Smith. Raiders get the first down at the 12-yard line. Raiders get the touchdown as Gradkowski finds Myers again alone in the end zone.
Raiders 14 – 49ers
Touchback on the kickoff and the 49ers will begin the drive at th 20. Nice grab by Joe Jon Finley hauling in a pass from Davis with the defenser draped all over him. Robinson coverted on thihrd and short. Another first down as Davis finds Jason Hill for a gain of 13 yards. Big play on third down as Davis rolled to his right and found Delanie Walker in the middle of a zone. Walker picked up more yards after the catch for a gain of 26. 22 yard gain by #24 as Robinson gets the 49ers down to the 5-yard line.
That brings an end to the third quarter.
2nd and goal from the 1-yard line. Play action from Davis who finds Walker in the end zone. The 49ers will try to make it a field goal game, going for 2. Conversion is good as Davis finds Walker again.
Raiders 14 – 49ers 11
The Raiders will begin the drive from the 22-yard line. Good pressure from Marques Harris as he bats down Gradkowski’s pass. Rookie Scott McKillop got his first interception. 49ers ball at the 29-yard line.
New running back and more success on the ground. Sheets carried the ball for 15 yards down to the 11-yard line. Alex Romero ties the game at 14-14 with the field goal.
49ers 14 – Raiders 14
Another interception by the secondary. Jahi Word-Daniels tipped Frye’s pass and Carlos Thomas hauled it in. Thomas’ fellow rookies loved it. That’s the third interception for the 49ers.
Davis found Jason Hill for a gain of 15 yards. First and goal at the ten. Great blocking by Finley, Brit Miller and Alex Boone, who sealed the right side of the line and allowed Sheets to get in for the score.
49ers 21 – Raiders 14
Diyral Briggs was offsides, negating a fumble recovery by Scott McKillop who ran the ball back for a would-be score. That gave the Raiders a first down. Another big play by Myers who beat McKillop’s coverage for a 31 yard gain. Frye roles to hits right and finds Nick Miller for a first down at the 8-yard line. Illegal formation by the Raiders backs them up 5 yards. Frye scrambles down to the 1-yard line. The Raiders are challenging the ruling on the field.
We have to run down to the field now, but you can follow the rest of the action on Twitter.
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