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49ers Vs. Broncos: Alex Smith Vs. Peyton Manning...Not Really

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Date: August 26, 2012
Time: 1:00pm PST
Location: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado
Odds Shark Spread: If you are gambling on preseason games, you don't need my help feeding the addiction!
Weather: 87 degrees; partly cloudy, slight 4 mph breeze
TV Broadcast: FOX - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Erwin Higueros, Juan Carlos Sierra
Broncos Coverage: Mile High Report

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The 49ers head into Denver today to face the Broncos in a preseason week three contest. This is no simple preseason matchup to the rest of the world given the Alex Smith-Peyton Manning storyline. I would suspect Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will have a few comments about that. Hopefully they don't beat it into the ground too much.

For both teams, this is a last chance to see what the bottom end of the roster brings to the table before tomorrow's first roster cuts. Teams have until 1pm PT to cut down to 75 players. If I'm counting the 49ers roster correctly, they currently have 89 players (including injured Darius Fleming and Jewel Hampton). That means there are 14 players to be cut between now and tomorrow. Today's game gives folks at the end of the roster one last opportunity to show the coaching staff something.

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