SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A touchdown pass on the opening drive of the third quarter gave the Packers a 14-7 lead over the 49ers with one quarter to play on Friday night at Levi’s Stadium.
QB Joe Callahan moved the Packers into scoring range right away to open the quarter. A 17-yard pass to rookie WR Geronimo Allison converted on third down, and then Callahan came back to Allison for a 10-yard pass to convert on fourth-and-9.
RB John Crockett followed with a 9-yard run, giving him 22 yards on six carries on the drive, and then Callahan rolled to his right and hit WR Jared Abbrederis for an 18-yard TD to give the Packers their first lead of the game.
Rookie LT Jason Spriggs played with a club on his right hand that wasn’t there in the first half. There was no injury update provided in the press box.
After the two teams traded punts, the Packers got their first sack of the night, as LB Lerentee McCray took down 49ers QB Jeff Driskel, leading to a punt.
The 49ers returned the favor, as LB Marcus Rush sacked Callahan on third down.
San Francisco then mounted a drive, as Driskel had two keepers that gained 17 yards and RB Mike Davis had a run and reception for 9 yards each. A holding penalty on the final play of the quarter pushed the 49ers back outside the red zone.