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Golden Nuggets: 49ers-Broncos Is Just About Here

While there were all sorts of little tidbits across the links today, getting ready for the Denver Broncos on Sunday tops the charts. While preseason wins aren't particularly important, the first string portion of Sunday's game will have plenty of storylines to follow. The most prominent involves the two quarterbacks. However Coach Harbaugh wants to describe it, the 49ers had some sort of interest in Peyton Manning. Whether they did or did not pursue him really doesn't matter at this point. But given the national nature of this broadcast, we'll get to hear plenty about Manning vs. Smith.

Beyond that however, there are plenty of interesting matchups, including Von Miller versus the 49ers offensive line, and the 49ers secondary against Peyton Manning and his receivers. Really, the entire 49ers defense against the Broncos offense is something to watch. While Manning hasn't looked spectacular thus far, he still brings a certain measure of intimidation as Peyton Manning.

On to the links!

49ers vs. Broncos: Three questions heading into the game (Examiner - Gin)

David Akers finds his 'Mini-Me' with Tavecchio (Maiocco)

NFL first: 49ers film 'It Gets Better' video (Barrows)

Cut-down day cometh: Which 49ers are p-squad eligible? (Barrows)

Fans beaten, shot at 49ers-Raiders game last year sue (SJ Mercury News)

Niner Talk: 49ers-Broncos Preseason Week 3 (

San Francisco 49ers show loyalty in quarterback Alex Smith (

Ginn Still Wants to Make an Impact as a Wide Receiver (NBC Bay Area)

Dixon on the run to preserve his roster spot (Inman)

49ers join ‘It Gets Better’ video campaign (Inman)

Fans Enjoy Bowling with Tramaine Brock (

Whitner's Blog: Breaking Camp (

49ers Continue Special Teams Emphasis (

Chat wrap: On Alex Smith's production (Sando)

Projected 49ers' 53-man roster and practice squad (Maiocco)

Peyton Manning, Jim Harbaugh keep quiet on 'reunion' for San Francisco 49ers-Denver Broncos game (SJ Mercury News)

49ers Use Smash-mouth Style of Play (

San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon knows he's fighting for a roster spot (Inman)

49ers are the first NFL team to create a "It gets better" video (

Jacobs officially on board to correct serious shortcoming (Branch)

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