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On 12/18/2005 10:10:00 AM, Vic wrote:
(three hours before kickoff) Good morning. I've checked the weather forecast and it says the rain has stopped and the weather should improve during the afternoon. It's a 50's kind of day, but isn't that perfect football weather? I'm going up to the press box now.

On 12/18/2005 10:54:00 AM, Vic wrote:
(two hours before kickoff) The field was covered during Saturday's rain event. The tarp has been removed and the field is dry and firm. The rain, however, has not stopped.

On 12/18/2005 11:50:00 AM, Vic wrote:
(1:15 before kickoff) The Jaguars inactives are: Byron Leftwich, LaBrandon Toefield, Rich Alexis, Brett Romberg, Mike Pearson, Marcellus Wiley, Ephraim Salaam and Cortez Hankton.

On 12/18/2005 11:58:00 AM, Vic wrote:
(one hour before kickoff) The 49ers inactives are: Cody Pickett, Marcus Maxwell, Mike Adams, Ahmed Plummer, Kevan Barlow, Shawntae Spencer, Patrick Estes and Arnaz Battle. The 49ers have added CB Willie Middlebrooks.

On 12/18/2005 1:04:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(kickoff) The weather: 49 degrees, wind NE at 10 mph, 93 percent humidity, no rain.

On 12/18/2005 1:12:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers first possession, 35-yard FG) That unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Marcus Stroud may have cost the Jaguars three points.

On 12/18/2005 1:30:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(first quarter, Jaguars ball) Reggie Williams split a simple zone defense; nobody was there. I don't understand why the Jags followed with one of those Matt Jones trick plays. This should be basic stuff.

On 12/18/2005 1:32:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(first quarter, Jaguars ball) David Garrard is a little short of the first down; fourth and inches. No question what Jack Del Rio is going to do.

On 12/18/2005 1:36:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, 4-1 at 49ers five-yard line) The Jaguars got no push up front. Greg Jones ran into a brick wall.

On 12/18/2005 1:37:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(3:30 first quarter) I can't help but think about that 4-1 last week. Everybody wanted Jack Del Rio to go for it. Making it's not that easy, is it?

On 12/18/2005 1:44:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(end of first quarter) I see no reason for alarm. The Jaguars offense has looked pretty good, except for the failed 4-1 play. The defense must maintain discipline.

On 12/18/2005 1:47:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, 4-1 at SF 37) The Jaguars did the long-count thing but the 49ers didn't jump. Chris Hanson is in to punt.

On 12/18/2005 1:48:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, second quarter) Frank Gore has rushed seven times for 46 yards. It's the only stat that's noteworthy.

On 12/18/2005 1:53:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, second quarter) This marks the seventh time this season the Jaguars have failed to score in the first quarter.

On 12/18/2005 1:55:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, second quarter) That's a good, hard, nine-yard run by Greg Jones. Let's see what he does in this drive.

On 12/18/2005 1:59:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, second quarter) Greg Jones is doing a good job of finding and hitting the holes. He's the Jaguars' leading rusher with 25 yards on five carries.

On 12/18/2005 1:59:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, second quarter) David Garrard is in complete command right now. He needs to finish this drive.

On 12/18/2005 2:03:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags touchdown, second quarter, 6:26) The combination of Garrard and Jones was too much for the 49ers to stop in that drive. Garrard's 13-yard touchdown run was easy. Garrard and Jones looked great in that drive.

On 12/18/2005 2:05:00 PM, Vic wrote:

On 12/18/2005 2:06:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jaguars touchdown) The 49ers were in an all-out blitz. The line picked it up and Garrard got to the outside. There was nobody there.

On 12/18/2005 2:10:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, second quarter) It's becoming foggy at Alltel Stadium. The crowd was small at kickoff and it appears to be getting smaller.

On 12/18/2005 2:12:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, second quarter) Garrard got away with a bad pass. Had Marques Anderson held on to the ball, he was gone.

On 12/18/2005 2:14:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(correction) That was Derrick Johnson who nearly intercepted Garrard, not Anderson.

On 12/18/2005 2:17:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, second quarter, Jaguars "challenge") Jack Del Rio is challenging the catch by Jason McAddley at the Jaguars 47.

On 12/18/2005 2:18:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(challenge ruling) The ruling of catch stands. It appears the receiver dragged his left foot lightly. The gain is 38 yards.

On 12/18/2005 2:21:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Peterson sack on third down) That's Mike Peterson's fifth sack of the season, which ties his previous career high from last season.

On 12/18/2005 2:26:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, 1:08 to play) Garrard converts with his feet. He truly is a mobile quarterback.

On 12/18/2005 2:34:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Frank Gore 47-yard catch and run) It was a simple screen pass. The Jags missed tackles. That shouldn't happen, obviously, with six seconds left in the first half. Joe Nedney is attempting a 47-yard field goal.

On 12/18/2005 2:37:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Halftime) Garrard is 10 of 19 for 89 yards and a 65.5 passer rating. He's rushed three times for 29 yards. Alex Smith is five of 12 for 101 yards and 71.9. The Jags appear to be in control but it's troubling they lead only 7-6.

On 12/18/2005 2:52:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter) 49ers WR Brandon Lloyd is out with a neck sprain.

On 12/18/2005 2:54:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter) What a tremendous throw by Garrard to Ernest Wilford for a first down. He has a great arm; great athletic ability.

On 12/18/2005 2:57:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter) Big catch by Wilford. This is a critical drive by the Jaguars. They need to halt whatever momentum the 49ers established at the end of the first half.

On 12/18/2005 2:59:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter) 49ers safety Keith Lewis just dropped a touchdown. He would've gone all the way. This is starting to get tense.

On 12/18/2005 3:00:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball,. third quarter) Tickets distributed for the game are 64,764. With 9:46 to play in the third quarter, Alltel Stadium is less than half full.

On 12/18/2005 3:06:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter) The 49ers only held the ball for two minutes in that three-and-out. The Jaguars have held the ball four minutes longer than the 49ers.

On 12/18/2005 3:09:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter, "challenge") Jack Del Rio is challenging call of no catch by Jimnmy Smith.

On 12/18/2005 3:12:00 PM, Vic wrote:
("challenge" ruling) The ruling stands; left foot was out of bounds. The Jaguars can not challenge again in this game.

On 12/18/2005 3:16:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third quarter) Big drive; the Jags need to come away with at least a field goal to make the 49ers have to score a touchdown to win.

On 12/18/2005 3:18:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(52-yard field goal attempt) This is a gutsy decision by Jack Del Rio. The Jaguars could lose field position if this kick fails. Might it be a pooch kick?

On 12/18/2005 3:21:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Kick is short) Josh Scobee's kick never had a chance. The flags at the top of the stadium are blowing a gale from the north, which means Scobee's kick was into the wind.

On 12/18/2005 3:23:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, third quarter) The 49ers are running the ball. First down at the Jaguars 47.

On 12/18/2005 3:26:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, third quarter) Johnnie Morton just made the game's big play, a 28-yard reception along the sideline. He got clobbered by Rashean Mathis and held onto the ball and Mathis was penalized for a personal foul for a head shot. The ball is at the Jaguars nine-yard line.

On 12/18/2005 3:30:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(third quarter, :03 to play) Alex Smith called a time out. He could've let the clock run out. Being a rookie has its privileges.

On 12/18/2005 3:32:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(end of third quarter) Joe Nedney will be attempting a 33-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter. Is it too early to say the game is on the line?

On 12/18/2005 3:34:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(33-yard field goal) Joe Nedney knocked it right down the middle. The 49ers have the lead with 14:56 to play in the game. This is stunning.

On 12/18/2005 3:37:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, fourth quarter) The 49ers kicked it out of bounds. What a terrible mistake. You could see the wind move it.

On 12/18/2005 3:43:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, fourth quarter) Jimmy Smith has 852 career receptions, passing Irving Fryar for seventh place in NFL history. He has 12,155 receiving yards, passing Charlie Joiner for 12th place.

On 12/18/2005 3:45:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, fourth quarter, 10:42) Greg Jones is down. First reports are that it's a neck injury.

On 12/18/2005 3:47:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, third-and-four at 14, fourth quarter) Matt Jones dropped a pass that would've gained a first down.

On 12/18/2005 3:49:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(32-yard field goal) Josh Scobee was downwind, down the middle on a 32-yard try. The Jaguars have the lead, 10-9, with 9:41 to play. Greg Jones has a neck sprain and return is questionable.

On 12/18/2005 3:55:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, fourth quarter) Alex Smith just missed a wide open receiver over the middle. That could've been the game.

On 12/18/2005 3:58:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, fourth quarter) That's a bad three-and-out. The ball was on Reggie Williams' hands.

On 12/18/2005 4:01:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, fourth quarter) Alex Smith threw a popup. It was deflected by Deon Grant and intercepted by Kenny Wright.

On 12/18/2005 4:04:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, fourth quarter) Another three-and-out. The 49ers will have one more chance.

On 12/18/2005 4:09:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, 3:00 to play) Three and out by 49ers. On we go.

On 12/18/2005 4:12:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(Jags ball, 2:39 to play) The Jaguars are passing and they've gained two first downs; rather interesting strategy.

On 12/18/2005 4:14:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(two-minute warning) The Jaguars are second-and-five at the 49ers 44. As long as they don't turn it over, they should win.

On 12/18/2005 4:17:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, 1:06 left) The Jaguars didn't go into clock-killing mode.

On 12/18/2005 4:19:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(49ers ball, :54 left) Third-and-three; Jags aren't playing prevent.

On 12/18/2005 4:21:00 PM, Vic wrote:
(That's all) The 49ers went nowhere. There's :43 to play and the Jags have the ball.

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