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The San Francisco 49ers are set to play their first of two consecutive road games in Week 12 with a matchup against the Miami Dolphins. San Francisco aims to put an end to its nine-game losing streak. Alternatively, Miami enters the contest as winners of its last five games.
Follow along here for live updates throughout the clash on South Beach.
Torrey Smith (shoulder) will return to action after missing last week's matchup against the New England Patriots. He should provide a boost to San Francisco's passing attack.
Aaron Lynch (ankle) is out for his third consecutive game. Eli Harold will coninue to start in his place.
Quinton Dial (knee, neck) is going to miss his first game action of the season as well. Tony Jerod-Eddie is set to receive his first start of the season on San Francisco's defensive line.
The Dolphins most notable inactive is 2016 first-round pick Laremy Tunsil (shoulder). Hopefully having the offensive tackle out will bode well for San Francisco's pass rush.
Here's the 49ers full list of inactives: Lynch, Dial, Christian Ponder, Marcus Cromartie, Mike Davis, John Theus and Je'Ronn Hamm.
And for the Dolphins: Tunsil, Jordan Lucas, Xavian Howard, Mike Pouncey, Branden Albert, Thomas Duarte and Leon Orr.
The 49ers defense opened the game with a quick three-and-out.
Colin Kaepernick took advantage of the momentum and began marching San Francisco's offense down the field immediately. Kaepernick took off on a zone-read for a 14 yard gain on the first play of the drive. He followed with a 12-yard completion to Quinton Patton up the right seam. Pierre Garçon rattled off 11 yards on the next play. Kaepernick to Garrett Celek gained six, and then the quarterback took off on a 6-yard run for another first down.
Two plays later, Kaepernick found Hyde on play action with a dump off to the right side of the field that the running back took into the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown to put the 49ers up 7-0.
Kaepernick was marvelous in the opening drive, completing 4-of-5 passes for 31 yards and the touchdown. He added 20 yards on two carries.
Dolphins stud running back Jay Ajayi got going on Miami's second possession. Consecutive runs of five and eight yards moved the ball near midfield. San Francisco responded by tackling Ajayi for a 5-yard loss on his next carry. A Jarvis Landry drop and a minimal gain on a third-down screen pass had the Dolphins punting it back to the 49ers.
A 12-yard run by Kaepernick on 3rd-and-5 got San Francisco a quick first down. The quarterback is up to 32 rushing yards in the opening quarter. A holding penalty ultimately stalled the drive, and the 49ers punted it away.
Aaron Burbridge made a fantastic play on punt coverage and pinned the Dolphins inside their own 10-yard line. Miami's first big play of the day came on 3rd-and-7. Ryan Tannehill found DeVante Parker deep down the middle of the field on a post route for a gain of 46 yards.
Tannehill began the second quarter with a clutch, 17-yard throw to Jarvis Landry on 3rd-and-11. A 14-yard throw to Kenny Stills moved the chains once again. Miami appeared to have a touchdown on a fade route to Parker, but the talented wideout couldn't get his second foot down before his forearm hit out of bounds.
Two plays later, Jay Ajayi found the end zone anyways on a 2-yard run to tie the game, 7-7.
Ajayi now has seven scores on the season.
Kaepernick continued to roll as a runner. A 30-yard scramble converted a 3rd-and-9 situation and got the quarterback up to 62 yards rushing. Hyde and DuJuan Harris combined for another first down with carries of five and eight yards, respectively. Garrett Celek fumbled the ball on the next play following a 16-yard reception. Miami recovered the loose ball to take over possession.
Miami capitalized on the 49ers miscue. A 10-yard run by Ajayi, 11-yard pass to Ajayi and 17-yard run by Tannehill on a zone-read got the ball across midfield. Landry moved the chains again with a 10-yard reception up the left sideline.
The drive ended with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Tannehill to tight end Dion Sims to make it 14-7 Dolphins.
It was Sims first time in the end zone this season.
San Francisco couldn't get anything going and punted it back to Miami with under a minute remaining in the second quarter. Nick Bellore and Ahmad Brooks combined for a sack to keep the score 14-7 going into halftime.
The 49ers got off to a nightmare start in the second half. Kaepernick's first pass went off the hands of Torrey Smith and was intercepted by Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Tannehill followed immediately with a 15-yard pass to Stills.
San Francisco's defense held Miami to a field-goal attempt.
Andrew Franks was good from 24 yards out to extend the Dolphins lead, 17-7.
Hyde found daylight on a 24-yard run. At the end of the play, the running back lowered his shoulder and bowled over a Dolphins defensive back. Rod Streater broke a tackle on a third-down reception to gain 25 yards shortly after. The play marked San Francisco's longest pass play of the game thus far. Kaepernick followed with a 16-yard completion to Shaun Draughn. Two carries from Hyde got the ball down to the Miami 4-yard line.
Kaepernick found Celek wide open on play-action for a 4-yard touchdown to pull the 49ers closer, 17-14.
The quarterback is now 13/19 passing for 114 yards and two scores. He also has 72 yards on the ground.
Rookie running back Kenyan Drake gave Miami the momentum back with a 78-yard kick return.
San Francisco's defense responded. Tannehill got dropped by Gerald Hodges for a 2-yard loss on first down. The quarterback's second-down pass fell incomplete. On third down, Ronald Blair III got his first career full sack to push Miami out of field-goal range. The Dolphins ensuing put reached the end zone to give San Francisco the ball at the 20-yard line.
The 49ers couldn't get anything going and went three-and-out.
Miami struck quickly with a 43-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills to make it a two-score game once again, 24-14.
Tannehill now has 230 passing yards and two scored.
A Cameron Wake sack of Kaepernick put a swift end to San Francisco's next drive.
The 49ers are going to see a heavy dose of Ajayi over the final 15 minutes. The running back ripped off an 18-yard run to get Miami going. Sims followed with a 23-yard reception, breaking multiple tackles along the way.
Injury notes: Patton (concussion) and Shayne Skov (knee) will not return to the game.
Miami blew the game open with a 15-yard touchown pass to Leonte Carroo to make it 31-14.
The TD catch was the first of the career for the rookie wideout from Rutgers.
Chris Harper converted a big third down with a 16-yard gain. Kaepernick follwed with a 35-yard deep ball to McDonald. Hyde ran the ball for eight yards to get near the goal line.
Two plays later, Kaepernick found Smith on a fade route for the 1-yard score to pull the 49ers within 10, 31-21.
Smith made an impressive one-handed grab to secure San Francisco's third touchdown of the game.
The 49ers kept their hopes alive with a three-and-out to get the ball back.
Harper came up through again for the 49ers. On 4th-and-15, Harper got open right at the sticks for a 16-yard gain. A 16-yard catch-and-run by Draughn moved the sticks once again and got San Francisco into the red zone. Kaepernick follwed with a scramble for eight yards. A facemask penalty against the 49ers stalled the drive.
Phil Dawson made his 36-yard field-goal attempt to make it a one-score game, 31-24.
The 49ers defense needs a stop with two timeouts and 2:15 remaining.
San Francisco stopped Ajayi for a 1-yard gain on first down. Tannehill was incomplete on second down with impressive coverage from Jimmie Ward. Ajayi was stopped short of the sticks on third down and the Dolphins punted it back to the 49ers.
The 49ers had 1:44 on the clock and one timeout with the ball at their own 37-yard line.
A holding penalty put San Francisco behind the sticks early, but a 17-yard completion to Smith moved the chains on fourth down. Kaepernick then took off for a 20-yard scramble. After spiking the ball to stop the clock, Jeremy Kerley made a circus catch on the right sideline for a gain of 18 yards.
The 49ers had five seconds left on the clock and two shots at the end zone from Miami's 6-yard line.
Kaepernick threw incomplete to Smith on first down. On the game's final play, Kaepernick scrambled up the middle but was stopped short of the goal line.
Miami held on for its sixth-straight win. The 49ers dropped to 1-10 on the season.
Next up for San Francisco is a Week 13 road game against the Chicago Bears.