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The 49ers couldn't get anything going in the first quarter, netting just 1 yard as Hill was constantly hurried by the Texans defensive front. Mario Williams, who's been slowed by a sore shoulder, got his first sack since Oct. 4 when he took down Hill on San Francisco's first offensive play.
Things weren't much better in the second quarter and the 49ers had managed only 50 yards and three first downs by halftime. It was the fewest yards the Texans have allowed in the first half in franchise history.
The only highlight in the first half for San Francisco came when Hill found Crabtree near the sideline for an 18-yard reception in the second quarter. But it seemed like every good play was canceled out by a bad: San Francisco went for it on fourth-and-2 late in the quarter and Hill's hurried pass was broken up by Brian Cushing.
Hill finished just 6 of 11 for 45 yards.
The Texans were without Andre Johnson on their last drive after the star receiver injured his chest earlier in the fourth quarter. He returned for one play but was escorted off the field before the game ended after a long discussion with Houston's medical staff.
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