This is the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers' Week 11 road game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
8:16 The Jaguars pose a threat, in the sense that they're an NFL team and funny things happen in sports. They currently have a decent defense that has given up the third-fewest yards in the NFL during the past three weeks, and they have a good running back, James Robinson, who may or may not play. He's questionable with knee and heel injuries. If he goes, the Jagaurs can attack the 49ers' biggest weakness -- run defense. If he doesn't go, the Jaguars are screwed. They're probably screwed, anyway.
Other than Robinson and the Jaguars rookie quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, they essentially have no offense. They average a measley 16.6 points per game. Their head coach, Urban Meyer, is an embarassment who's a terrible NFL coach -- his players have to know that by now. Which means the Jaguars are the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL. They make the 49ers look like the Patriots.
The Jaguars are 2-7 and have nothing to play for. The only way they win is when their opponent doesn't show up and beats itself, as the Bills did two weeks ago when they lost 9-6 to the Jaguars.
As long as the 49ers show up, they'll win. As long as they protect the football and commit no turnovers and score a mere 17 points, they'll win. But if they give the ball away, they're more than capable of beating themselves. The 49ers have beaten themselves plenty of times this season.
I predict they'll win 17-13.
8:35 Here are the 49ers' inactives:
8:36 Here are the Jaguars inactives:
RB Devine Ozigbo
CB Tre Herndon
LB Dakota Allen
TE Jacob Hollister
DE/OLB Jordan Smith
That means James Robinson is active.
10:00 The 49ers will receive the opening kickoff
10:20 On fourth and 1 from the Jaguars 2, the 49ers kick a field goal instead of going for the first down. Interesting choice. I guess he doesn't expect Jacksonville to score much in this game. I would have gone for it. Worst case scenario you leave the Jaguars on their 2 yard line. That drive took 20 plays and 13:05 off the clock. Jimmy Garoppolo got sacked three times, but Jaguars penalties negated all but one. Jeff Wilson Jr. also fumble during the drive but Jauan Jennings recovered it. Garoppolo missed a wide open touchdown throw to Wilon on 2nd and 1 from the 3.
49ers 3, Jaguars 0.
10:25 On 3rd and 5, Trevor Lawrence throws an incomplete deep pass, and the Jaguars go three and out. They are so freaking bad. They needed to give their defense a breather and they couldn't.
10:36 On 2nd and 11 from the Jaguars 25, Deebo Samuel takes a handoff and runs around the left end for a touchdown. The 49ers would have one or two wins without him. He's a legit MVP candidate.
49ers 10, Jaguars 0.
10:40 On the first play, the Jaguars fumble and Fred Warner recovers. Josh Norman punched it out. This game ended the moment the Jaguars went three and out on the first possession.
10:53 On 3rd and goal from the 7, Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to Brandon Aiyuk. Perfect throw as he took a hit.
49ers 17, Jaguars 0.
11:10 On 3rd and 13 from the 49ers 19, Lawrence scrambles for seven yards before Talanoa Hufanga tackles him. The Jaguars kick a field goal with 1:53 left. They will get the ball to start the second half, so the 49ers could use some more points here. Oh, who am I kidding? This game is over.
11:19 With 14 seconds left, Trey Sermon makes a 23-yard catch up the sideline to put the 49ers in field goal range. Then Robbie Gould makes a 48-yard field goal as the first half ends.
49ers 20, Jaguars 3.
11:36 Lawrence throws three straight incomplete passes and the Jaguars punt. They've quit. This is the perfect game to play Trey Lance a couple series.
11:48 On 4th and goal from the 1, the 49ers go for it and Garoppolo throws a touchdown pass to George Kittle. Funny the 49ers went for it here and not in the first quarter.
49ers 27, Jaguars 3.
11:57 On 3rd and 7 from the Jaguars 45, Arden Key sacks Lawrence, and then the Jaguars punt. Key is the 49ers' best pass rusher after Nick Bosa.
12:02 On 3rd and 5 from the 49ers 26, Garoppolo throws an incomplete deep pass for Deebo Samuel up the left sideline. Trey Lance should have played that drive. That was a waste.
12:21 On 3rd and 25 from the 49ers 48, Nick Bosa runs Lawrence out of bounds for Bosa's second sack of the drive. The Jaguars punt.
12:26 Garoppolo stays in the game. And on 3rd and 4 from his 21, he gets sacked. That's a hit he didn't need to take.
12:27 The Jaguars fumble the punt recovery and Trent Sherfield recovers. Just a total domination for the 49ers.
12:30 On 3rd and 7 from the Jaguars 30, Garoppolo scrambles for three yards. and then the 49ers kick another field goal. I don't understand why the 49ers won't play their first-round pick in a blowout. At this rate, they probably will start Garoppolo next season, too.
49ers 30, Jaguars 3.
12:38 The 49ers put Ambry Thomas in the game and he instantly gives up four catches on four targets as the Jaguars march down the field and score their first touchdown. Ambry Thomas is terrible, and yet he got to play before Trey Lance. Strange.
49ers 30, Jaguars 10.
49ers win. Stay tuned or the