Live updates, Trey Lance injured, Jimmy G. in

Live updates, Trey Lance injured, Jimmy G. in

Live updates, Trey Lance injured, Jimmy G. in

In the San Francisco 49ers’ home opener, Trey Lance was supposed to prove he’s a worthy starting quarterback for a team with Super Bowl aspirations, but after a whirlwind of scrutiny amid the possibility of rain, the second-year QB was ruled out. for the rest of the day on the team’s second possession, injuring his ankle on a running play.

Seahawks score on 49ers’ special teams

Just when it looked like the 49ers were going to extend their lead on another Robbie Gould field goal attempt, the Seahawks had their edge rusher come in for a block that Michael Jackson returned 84 yards for a touchdown to cut San Francisco’s lead to 20-7.

Half-time analysis

Michael Silver: The Hedge was worth it. When the 49ers shocked the football world by bringing back Jimmy Garoppolo as Trey Lance’s backup, they were willing to deal with the increase in drama in exchange for having a proven, familiar option should the 22-year-old quarterback struggle or get injured.

With 2:20 left in the first quarter of his second game as the team’s No. 1 QB, Lance was injured. He ran in, took a hard hit from Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton, tried to get up, then went right back down. He left with a sprained right leg and a suspected season-ending fibula injury.

Although the news is better than expected, Jimmy G. is back for the foreseeable future. He is 35-16 as the Niners’ starter and his presence is polarizing. Get used to it. Right now he and the Niners lead 20-0 and should be 1-1 tonight.

Scott Ostler: Let’s hope this does NOT happen in the second half, but if Jimmy Garoppolo gets knocked out and has to sit out a series, the 49ers will go from having a quarterback (Trey Lance) playing fullback to having a running back (Kyle Juszczyk, the emergency quarterback) plays quarterback. A lot of postgame chatter, by pundits and others, will be second-guessing head coach Kyle Shanahan, and in this case, it’s hard to second-guess others.

The 49ers roll to a 20-0 lead at halftime

Shortly after the Seahawks fumbled and recovered a punt deep in their own territory β€” recovered by Ross Dwelley β€” Kyle Juszczyk punched in the 49ers’ second touchdown of the first half to make it 20-0 before halftime.

Jimmy G. throws 49ers’ first passing TD of 2022

Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hit backup tight end Ross Dwelley for a 38-yard touchdown on his first complete possession; 49ers lead extended to 13-0.

Trey Lance knocked out

Trey Lance had to be taken off the field after injuring his right ankle on a running play immediately after Deebo Samuels’ 51-yard rumble put them in field goal range again on their second drive. Jimmy Garoppolo came in as Lance was carted off to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game. Garoppolo had to settle for a field goal on that possession to extend the 49ers’ lead to 6-0.

Eric Branch has more on Lance’s final injury.

49ers score on opening drive

49ers 3, Seahawks 0. On their first possession, Trey Lance took the 49ers 73 yards down the field in 10 plays, settling for a field goal on 4th and goal from the two.

Sporadic rain at kick-off

Predictions

Eric Branch: The 49ers are 9.5-point favorites, their largest spread in the series’ 41-game history. That line partly reflects the Seahawks no longer hiring Russell Wilson. But it also takes into account that Seattle just beat Wilson. On Monday evening. And have traveled to Santa Clara a short week after an emotional win that cost them All-Pro safety Jamal Adams. If the 49ers open the season with two straight upset losses to Justin Fields and Geno Smith? Look at the hysteria calling for Jimmy Garoppolo. Seahawks 20, 49ers 10.

Ann Killion: Pete Carroll and the Seahawks have been extremely comfortable at Levi’s ever since they ate Thanksgiving turkey at the 50-yard line the year the stadium opened. Their lone loss came in overtime in 2018 when a Nick Mullens-led 49ers team relied on four Robbie Gould field goals for the win. But all those wins came with Russell Wilson behind center: I think Seattle is taking its second loss ever at Levi’s, but not by much: 49ers 17, Seahawks 10.

Scott Ostler: Forty-niners victory 24-20. It turns out the 49ers don’t have a one-man roster, after all there are several other players, many of them pretty good. Trey Lance will make it, despite high winds and some rain. The defense shines, Warner and Bosa are real. Two long passes by Lance (30 yards plus).

Michael Silver: This is a very important game for Trey Lance, and for the Niners — so let’s operate under the assumption that he and they will rise to the occasion. The Seahawks already won the Super Bowl last Monday night, defeating Russell Wilson and the Broncos, and are playing on a short week with nothing to lose. They usually make it tough on the Niners, but I don’t expect them to have enough juice today. 49ers 20, Seahawks 17.

The chance of rain drops as kickoff approaches

Chances of record rainfall appear to be decreasing, as Eric Branch reports that there is a 30% chance of rain at kickoff, with a slight chance of rain continuing throughout the game with winds around 15-18 mph. The game will also mark the NFL debuts of both of the 49ers’ 2022 third-round picks, RB Ty Davis-Price and WR Danny Gray.

Kittle inactive

Lance’s long week

Trey Lance made big strides last week. In just a few days, he moved up the mythical ranking scale from one of the worst current quarterbacks in the NFL to one of the worst quarterbacks of all time. At least that’s what some analysts would have you believe.

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