The San Francisco 49ers enter the second half of their preseason schedule on Saturday as they face the Denver Broncos. The 49ers spent the last few days in Colorado, conducting joint practices with the Broncos, so they should be plenty ready for the high altitude preseason contest. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. PT, and will air on CBS-5 in the Bay Area. An live online stream is available via NFL GamePass, including a 7-day free trial.
The 49ers and Broncos actually have a very extensive preseason history. This game marks the 37th time these two teams have squared off when it does not matter. The 49ers hold a 20-16 lead in the all-time series, but have dropped the last two games, both in San Francisco. This marks the fourth straight preseason these two teams have faced off. The Broncos lead the all-time regular season series 7-6, and of course, the 49ers lead the all-time postseason series 55-10!
A look at 49ers offensive roster comp for Week 3
The San Francisco 49ers position battles are still a little unclear as we head into the second half of the preseason schedule. We take a look at the offensive side of the ball as game three approaches.
The 49ers are expected to play their starters more than the first two games, but given how little we saw of some of the starters, I do not anticipate a lot of playing time. I could see the starters playing into the second quarter, but I am doubtful it goes more than midway through the quarter.
The 49ers will likely be without tight end Vance McDonald, safety Craig Dahl and linebacker Philip Wheeler. Additionally, cornerback Tramaine Brock tweaked his hamstring. Jim Tomsula did not think it was a big deal, but I highly doubt Brock plays. Nick Moody tweaked his knee, and I would not be surprised if he sat out the game as well. We'll find out closer to game-time.
Tomsula did say we might see Kendall Hunter and Reggie Bush. He reserved the right to change his mind, and I could certainly see the team holding off with Bush. But I fully expect Hunter to get some reps.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Sports Authority Field @ Mile High, Denver, CO
Game time: Saturday, August 29, 6 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS / KPIX-5 (Do I get the game?)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
NFL Network Replay: 8/29 9 p.m. PT, 8/31 9 p.m., 9/1 1 p.m.,
Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Bob Fitzgerald, Keena Turner) | Full listings
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesus Zarate, Luis Landero)
Matchup history: Preseason: 9-5 Cowboys; Regular season: 15-11-1 49ers; Playoffs: 5-2 Cowboys
Announcers: Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan, Dennis O'Donnell (sideline)
Enemy blog: Mile High Report
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Week 1: vs. Minnesota Vikings - Monday, September 14, 7:20 p.m. ESPN (MNF)
Week 2: @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 3: @ Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, September 27, 1:05 p.m. FOX
Week 4: vs. Green Bay Packers - Sunday, October 4, 1:25 p.m. FOX
Week 5: @ New York Giants - Sunday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. NBC (SNF)
Week 6: vs. Baltimore Ravens - Sunday, October 18, 1:25 p.m. CBS
Week 7: vs. Seattle Seahawks - Thursday, October 22, 5:25 p.m. NFLN (TNF)
Week 8: @ St. Louis Rams - Sunday, November 1, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 9: vs. Atlanta Falcons - Sunday, November 8, 1:05 p.m. FOX
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: @ Seattle Seahawks - Sunday, November 22, 1:25 p.m. FOX
Week 12: vs. Arizona Cardinals - Sunday, November 29, 1:05 p.m. FOX
Week 13: @ Chicago Bears - Sunday, December December 6, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 14: @ Cleveland Browns - Sunday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 15: vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Sunday, December 20, 5:30 p.m. NBC (SNF)
Week 16: @ Detroit Lions - Sunday, December 27, 10:00 a.m. FOX
Week 17: vs. St. Louis Rams - Sunday, January 3, 1:25 p.m. FOX