4th quarter update: The 49ers managed to take the lead with a field goal, but the defense broke down at the worst time, allowing a Joe Webb touchdown to Vyncint Smith. After reviewing if Smith was down, the touchdown was upheld. The Texans missed the extra point, but Nick Mullens couldn’t do much with only 27 seconds. The 49ers lost this one, 16-13.
3rd quarter update: Both teams exchanged field goals, but the Texans also gifted the 49ers a couple of turnovers. One was a D.J. Jones punched ball that went into the arms of Fred Warner (which resulted in the field goal) the other was a nice interception from Emmanuel Moseley that may have been a house call if not for the final guy to knock him down. The yardage didn’t matter since the ball was brought back from a penalty anyways, and the 49ers offense couldn’t capitalize, punting it back. Score is tied, 10-10.
1st half score: The 49ers scored on their first drive and would have scored again if not for back-to-back penalties on center Weston Richburg. First Richburg got flagged for holding and then was subsequently slapped with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. It set the 49ers to 1st and 35 and a Garoppolo interception on the very next play. Pettis’ fingers tipped it, but it was more of a Garoppolo pass. On defense, Reuben Foster has been an absolute beast stuffing runs and batting passes. He’s ready to go. C.J. Beathard is in the game to finish the half and hasn’t done much besides collect a flag for a forward lateral and having all the time in the world to throw a simple checkdown. The Texans played Deshaun Watson for only a series while the 49ers played Garoppolo and co. for two. The offense looked a lot better tonight than last week. Score remains 7-7
1st Quarter update: The game is tied at 7-7. The 49ers are closing in on the redzone as the 2nd quarter starts. Garoppolo looks so good right now.
Scoring update: The Texans were able to march down the field and punch it in thanks to a Bruce Ellington catch. Ellignton was on fire the entire drive, but dropped a lot of passes as well. The 49ers secondary benefited from some bad drops by the Texans receivers. Score is 7-7 and Garoppolo will get a second series.
Scoring update: 49ers come out on their opening drive and take the ball down the field thanks to the below dime from Garoppolo. The 49ers had some issues, namely no running game and a false start on 1st and goal from the two, but overcame them with a Garoppolo to Taylor pass. The score is 7-0, 49ers. That might be it for the offense.
Pat’s update: I’m just going to leave this here...
Game start: 49ers received.
Team Captains: The 49ers rotate their captains game by game. This was a practice done in 2017. Tonight’s captains are:
Raheem “the Dream” Mostert
Starters update (2): Matt Barrows reports the starting offensive lineup:
WRs: Garcon, Goodwin
Starters update: Matt Maiocco reports that we’ll be seeing the same amount of time this week as we did last week from Jimmy Garoppolo and company
Inactives update (2): Matt Barrows reports that S Marcell Harris and CB Richard Sherman will both not be playing.
Inactives update: We have some names that the San Francisco 49ers are not going to be playing in the team’s preseason game against the Houston Texans. The list includes RB Jerick McKinnon, RB Matt Breida, TE George Kittle, DL Arik Armstead, OT Gary Gilliam, DL Solomon Thomas, LB Malcolm Smith, DL Kentavius Street, CB K’Waun Williams, and WR Max McCaffrey.
It’s game day, y’all! The San Francisco 49ers have traveled to Texas to face the Houston Texans on Saturday, in Week 2 of the preseason. The game kicks off at 5 p.m. PT at NRG Stadium, and will air locally on KPIX/CBS 5. Unfortunately it will not be broadcast nationally. It is worth noting however that NFL Network will re-air the game Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 p.m., Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m., and Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 a.m.
The 49ers and Texans conducted a pair of joint practices in Houston, on Wednesday and Thursday. Jennifer Chan was on hand, and broke things down for each day:
The 49ers opened their preseason with a 24-21 victory last week at home against the Dallas Cowboys. It took a 14-point fourth quarter, led by third string quarterback Nick Mullens, to get the victory. The core starters played the first series, with several starters getting a second series, and some younger starters getting well into the second quarter. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has said the starters will probably play a little more this week, but not much more.season with a 24-21 victory last week at home against the Dallas Cowboys. It took a 14-point fourth quarter, led by third string quarterback Nick Mullens, to get the victory.
The core starters played the first series, with several starters getting a second series, and some younger starters getting well into the second quarter. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has said the starters will probably play a little more this week, but not much more. I imagine we’ll see about a quarter from guys like Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Staley, and others along those lines.
Nuts and bolts
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Game time: Saturday, August 18, 5 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS/KPIX-5, (Do I get the game in NorCal or Texas area?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass, DirecTV Now, Sling TV
NFL Network Replay: Sat Aug 18 10:00 p.m., Mon Aug 20 9:00 p.m., Thurs Aug 23 7:00 a.m.
Radio: 680-AM, 107.7 (Bob Fitzgerald, Keena Turner, Dennis Brown) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesus Zarate, Luis Landero)
Matchup history: Texans lead preseason series 4-1
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O'Donnell (sideline)
Enemy blog: Battle Red Blog
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Week 1 (Aug 9): vs. Dallas Cowboys — 24-21 W— 24-21 W
Week 2 (Aug 18): @ Houston Texans, 5 p.m. - KPIX (no national coverage)
Week 3 (Aug 25): @ Indianapolis Colts, 1:30 p.m. - KPIX (no national coverage)
Week 4 (Aug 30): vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 7 p.m. - KPIX (no national coverage)
Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 9
Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 16
Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 23
Week 4: @ Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 30
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 7
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21
Week 8: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 28
Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, November 1
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, November 12
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 25
Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, December 2
Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 9
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 23
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 30