View photos from the 49ers Week 14 matchup with the Cleveland Browns.
It's Week 14 and the San Francisco 49ers are in Cleveland for a road matchup against the Browns.
The 49ers are still mathematically in the playoff picture and will need to win their second straight road contest to stay in that hunt.
Keep it logged on here for live updates throughout Sunday's contest.
The big name for San Francisco on the inactive list is Aaron Lynch. The linebacker couldn't get through the concussion protocol in time to be cleared for the game.
That means that Corey Lemonier will start at outside linebacker in place of Lynch. Despite missing their leader in sacks (Lynch has 6.5), San Francisco's pass rush should have opportunitites to get to Johnny Manziel on Sunday. The Browns have allowed 41 sacks this season, more than any other NFL team.
Michael Wilhoite and Garrett Celek are the other starters missing the game against the Browns, but Jim Tomsula announced on Friday that they wouldn't make the trip.
Cleveland will be missing key pieces to its secondary. Top cornerbacks Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert are both inactive due to injury.
Full list of 49ers inactives: Lynch, McDonald, Wilhoite, Ian Silberman, Brandon Thomas, Chris Davis and DeAndrew White.
Full list of Browns inactives: Andrew Hawkins, Taylor Gabriel, Gilbert, Haden, Pierre Desir, Gabe Ikard, Dwayne Bowe.
The Browns got the ball to begin the game and picked up a few quick first downs. Travis Benjamin caught a 9-yard pass from Manziel on the first play from scrimmage. On the next snap Duke Johnson moved the chains on his first carry. After two more first downs, the Browns got their first big play of the day on a 23-yard connection from Manziel to Gary Barnidge down to the 49ers 25-yard line. San Francisco stifled the drive from there and forced a field-goal attempt.
Quinton Dial blocked the 42-yard attempt from Cleveland kicker Travis Coons to give the 49ers the ball at their own 35-yard line.
San Francisco's offense couldn't take advantage of the momentum shift, gonig three-and-out in its first possession of the day. Blaine Gabbert threw two incompletions and scrambled out of bounds to account for the 49ers three offensive snaps.
Following a Bradley Pinion punt, the Browns gashed the 49ers defense on back-to-back big running plays. Isaiah Crowell took the first-down carry for 50 yards, with Johnson getting 19 yards on the very next play. Two plays later, a Manziel 10-yard pass to Brian Hartline got the Browns to the 49ers 2-yard line.
Crowell took it in from there, and put the Browns up 7-0 with a 1-yard touchdown run. (5:38)
Gabbert got the chains moving on the 49ers ensuing possession. A second-down pass to Torrey Smith picked up 17 yards. Browns defensive lineman Armonty Bryant spoiled the big play with a sack of Gabbert two plays later. The 49ers were forced to punt it away once again after a 10-yard pass to Quinton Patton came up short of the line to gain.
Manziel continued to roll. The quarterback completed a long pass down the right sideline to Barnidge for 30 yards and a quick first down. Browns running back Glenn Winston fumbled the ball on his first carry of the game. Ian Williams forced the fumble and Ahmad Brooks recovered it in Browns territory.
Shaun Draughn ripped off a 12-yard run on the next 49ers play. On 3rd-and-10, however, a 9-yard pass to Blake Bell came up just short of the first-down marker as time expired in the opening quarter.
San Francisco opted to go for it on fourth down to begin the second quarter. The 49ers ran a misdirection play and got Bell running wide open downfield, but the pass rush got to Gabbert before the play could develop. Rookie pass-rusher Nate Orchard got the sack, the third of the day for Cleveland.
Manziel and the Browns continued to march down the field. A 24-yard pass to Benjamin got things started. Cleveland would work its way inside the 49ers 10-yard line before the drive stalled.
Coons was good on his second attempt of the day, making a 26-yard field goal to put the Browns up 10-0. (9:04)
San Francisco was stopped once again on its next possession with Cleveland forcing another three-and-out. The Browns are continuing to get consistent pressure on Gabbert without having to blitz.
The 49ers would get their boost from rookie Arik Armstead. On a third-down play, Armstead took down Manziel for a sack. Bruce Ellington returned the ensuing Browns punt 36 yards into Cleveland territory.
Back-to-back runs from Draughn and an incomplete pass set up a Phil Dawson field-goal attempt.
Dawson drilled the 44-yard attempt to put the 49ers on the board, now trailing 10-3. (4:16)
A false start and sack from Dial got the Browns backed up on their own goal line. It appeared that Corey Lemonier was going to sack Manziel for a safety, but the linebacker grazed the quarterback's facemask. The 15-yard personal foul took the points off the board for San Francisco and gave Cleveland a first down. With the Browns driving under two minutes remaining, Manziel was rolling to his left and threw it back to the middle of the field. Jaquiski took advantage of the ill-advised throw and secured his first career interception.
Once again, the 49ers failed to take advantage of the turnover and punted after a three-and out. Manziel took a knee as the teams went into halftime with the Browns leading 10-3.
San Francisco got the ball to start the second half. Draughn picked up a quick 18 yards on two carries, followed by a 9-yard reception by Patton. Bruce Miller converted a 3rd-and-1 on a full-back dive to move the chains. Left guard Alex Boone suffered what appeared to be a leg injury on the next run by Draughn. The drive stalled from there, and Pinion punted it back to the Browns.
A 24-yard pass to Hartline got the Browns on the move, but the drive didn't amount to anything. Ellington fair caught Andy Lee's punt at San Francisco's 15-yard line. With Boone questionable to return due to a knee injury, Marcus Martin moved to left guard with Daniel Kilgore playing center.
A long pass play to Patton was called back due to a penalty and the Browns sacked Gabbert for the seventh time to force a punt.
Manziel found another big gain on a 34-yard pass to Hartline. Passes of eight and 21 yards to Barnidge set up 1st-and-goal from San Francisco's 7-yard line.
Barnidge would cap the drive with a 2-yard touchdown catch to put the Browns up 17-3. (0:14)
The third quarter concluded with a 14-yard pass from Gabbert to Boldin. The reception was Boldin's first of the game.
Cleveland opened the final quarter with their eighth sack of the game, which lead to another punt from Pinion.
The Browns running game continued to gash the 49ers defense. Crowell picked up eight yards on two carries. Then Manziel added eight yards on a scramble. Johnson took a carry for 16 yards. Crowell got the Browns into the red zone with a 54-yard run up the right sideline. The long carry got Crowell to 137 for the game, a new career high for the running back. After appearing to force a field goal, a holding penalty on third down against the 49ers gave the Browns new life inside the 5-yard line.
Crowell punched it in from 1-yard out, his second score of the game to extend Cleveland's lead to 24-3. (8:48)
Cleveland's ninth sack of Gabbert and an incompletion on fourth down ended San Francisco's next drive.
The 49ers got the ball back with 3:22 remaining on their own 5-yard line. A 24-yard pass to Bell on fourth down kept the drive alive. Travaris Cadet caught two passes for 28 yards and Jerome Simpson added a 14-yard reception.
Gabbert found Simpson in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown pass to make it 24-10 (1:42).
Cleveland recovered the onside kick and took a few knees to end the game. The 49ers fall to 4-9 on the season while the Browns get their third win of the season.