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Golden Nuggets: 49ers turnovers outnumbered only by their penalties

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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

I didn’t watch Saturday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos because I was covering a boxing event, but I did occasionally follow along on Twitter and I’ve since sat down and jumped through the game ... I’m honestly glad I missed most of it.

The 49ers were bad in so many ways, but most worryingly they were completely and utterly incapable of playing a game without a ton of penalties. That was also a problem in the first preseason game, and it’s something that Kyle Shanahan needs to figure out now, not later. They can’t go into the regular season with this hanging over them.

Also, not committing five turnovers would also be great, but I suppose we should worry about one thing at a time. The 49ers need to clean up their game before they can focus on things like actual progress, silver linings and winning games.

Onto your links for the day!

49ers QB Hoyer on gaffe: ‘It’s the worst feeling’ (Branch)

Longtime teammates Beathard, Kittle provide punch in 49ers’ listless performance (Barrows)

Game Warp: 49ers fall in ugly loss to Broncos (Biderman)

Kyle Shanahan: ‘We’ll Continue to Get Better’ (49ers)

Potential big play slips from Hoyer’s grasp during preseason loss to Broncos (Maiocco)

Can’t-Miss Play: Victor Bolden Jr. uses TURBO for 104-yard TD (NFL)

Turnover problems plague 49ers in blowout loss to Broncos (ESPN)

49ers sloppy in opening act at home (Inman)

10 Takeaways: Broncos 33 - 49ers 14 (49ers)

Instant Analysis: Turnovers cost 49ers in preseason loss to Broncos (Maiocco)

49ers lose laugher to Broncos, thanks to comedy of offensive errors (Branch)

49ers stand for anthem after Lynch clarifies comments (Branch)

49ers notes: Hoyer, starters flop against Broncos backups (Barrows)

Despite injury concerns, Foster, Bowman play 20 snaps in exhibition vs. Broncos (Maiocco)