Game Day: Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers

Aug 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM--




The San Francisco 49ers will make their 2014 NFL preseason home debut today in a matchup against the Denver Broncos. The game will be the 49ers' first at their new home, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Last week, the 49ers lost their preseason debut 23-3 to the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos won their preseason debut with a 21-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.


Like last week, where he only played in one series, don't expect 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to get much time on the field. It is expected that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will see more playing time than Kaepernick. He played two series last week against the Seahawks. Last season, Manning played five possessions in the Broncos' second exhibition game. Against the Ravens, Kaepernick completed his only pass, a 17-yard reception by tight end Vance McDonald. Against the Seahawks, Manning was 10 of 13 for 78 yards.


Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who did not perform well last week against the Ravens, is expected to once again get a good look after Kaepernick is done.

Ian Williams was recently activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and has been practicing with the team this week. That should bolster the team's run support on defense.

The 49ers will be looking to clear up the backup running back position. Like last week, second round draft pick Carlos Hyde is expected to get a good look. Against the Ravens, he had 39 rushing yards on five carries. Other running backs on the roster include Jewel Hampton, Alfonso Smith, and Glenn Winston.

The game kicks off at 1:00 PM PT and, as usual, you can visit 49erswebzone.com for the latest news and updates during and after the game.

The game will be televised locally on KPIX 5. It will also be broadcast nationally live on NFL Network. The 49ers are 4.5 point favorites.

Within Yahoo! Sports, a popular mobile scores application, 56% of fans believe that the 49ers will win this game.

Be sure to join our NFL Pick 'em Contest before the start of the season for bragging rights and prizes.

You can follow the game live on NFL.com's Game Center.

You can also discuss the game with fans in the 49erswebzone.com forums. Become a fan of 49erswebzone.com on Facebook and Google+ or follow us on Twitter.





More San Francisco 49ers News



Seahawks at 49ers, Week 17 predictions: Most see San Francisco ending season with a loss

By Site Staff
Jan 2, 2021

The San Francisco 49ers are set to host the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, January 3 at 1:25 p.m. PT. Each week, the 49ers Webzone staff predicts the winner within its annual NFL Pick 'em contest. That includes writers and forum moderators. One of six participating staff members this week selected the 49ers to beat the Seahawks. San Francisco is currently a 6.5-point underdog. As for all the fans who are taking part in our NFL Pick 'em contest, 75 percent have the Seahawks winning the game, as of this

Read the Full Article


Why are the 49ers wearing their road jerseys during Week 17 'home' game vs. Seahawks?

By David Bonilla
Jan 3, 2021

It's been a strange 2020 season, so why not end it on another strange note? The San Francisco 49ers are hosting a "home" game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, against the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to having "OREGON" and "IOWA STATE" paint visible in the end zones following the Fiesta Bowl, which was played at the venue, San Francisco is wearing its road jerseys. While Arizona may not be the 49ers' home, they are the "home team" after the team moved to the state due to Santa Clara County restrictions banning contact sports. San Francisco has been displaced for over a month. Why are the 49ers wearing their typical white road uniforms? Matt Maiocco of NBC

Read the Full Article


Silver: 49ers could lose run and passing game coordinators with offseason coaching hires

By David Bonilla
Jan 5, 2021

In addition to potentially losing defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan could find himself losing two trusted assistants on the offensive side too. Passing-game coordinator Mike LaFleur and run-game coordinator Mike McDaniel are expected to draw interest from potential new head coaches around the league. This year, thanks to new league rules, Shanahan cannot block interviews with LaFleur and McDaniel, so long as they are up for promotions to coordinator jobs. Reports state Saleh may be interested in making LaFleur his offensive coordinator, should he land a head-coaching job. That much was

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone