The first offensive possession began with great field position after a missed 55-yard field goal from San Francisco. Running back
Manning needs little help in finding a defense's weakness, but he got more than he needed when the 49ers found themselves out of position and quick to rush back into some semblance of a formation. But Manning spotted it, made an adjustment at the line and found wide receiver
Although they had a few missed connections on their first drive, they would minimize those to nearly nil on the second, even with a faster pace utilizing their no-huddle offense. The two Thomases would be instrumental as the Broncos marched down the field, with Demaryius' catches starting the drive and Julius' catches ending it with a touchdown.
The defense fared well against San Francisco's starters, bending but not breaking, as the saying goes. The 49ers had a few good plays to gain some momentum, but Denver's defense stood strong to keep San Francisco scoreless in their first home game of preseason.
All told, the Broncos had a nearly immaculate showing from their starters on either side of the field. The preseason is a time to grow more comfortable before the regular season begins, and Denver definitely looked at ease today.