The San Francisco 49ers improved to 3-10 with a win over the Denver Broncos. The Broncos tried to put a scare into the 49ers late, but San Francisco held on for a 20-14 victory. George Kittle was the offensive player of the game, but the defense deserves credit for a solid effort for 3.5 quarters. The Broncos scored a touchdown late, but the 49ers defense did a strong job the rest of the day to contain their strong ground game.
49ers dominate the first half
The 49ers took a 20-0 lead into the half thanks to a big half from George Kittle. He has 210 yards receiving and a touchdown. Dante Pettis added a touchdown near the end of the second quarter following a strong defensive drive. The 49ers defense rolled through the first half, giving up three rushing yards to Lindsay and giving Case Keenum problems.
The 49ers have gotten on the board first, converting a pair of field goals to take a 6-0 lead. San Francisco had the ball inside the Broncos 5, but could not convert. One of the offensive highlights today is George Kittle setting the franchise record for receiving yards by a tight end. He has 94 receiving yards so far today.
49ers inactives: WR Pierre Garçon, RB Matt Breida, CB K’Waun Williams, SS Jaquiski Tartt, OL Erik Magnuson, OL Shon Coleman, DL Sheldon Day
Broncos inactives: CB Tramaine Brock, CB Chris Harris, OLB Jeff Holland, OLB Shaquil Barrett, LB Brandon Marshall, DE Demarcus Walker, OL Nico Falah
There are only four more weeks of football for the San Francisco 49ers and the first of those games kicks off today against the Denver Broncos. The Broncos are caught in .500 hell and playing to maybe save coach Vance Joseph’s job while the 49ers having nothing but evaluations on players for the next year. This will be an afternoon game kicking off at 1:05 PM. The game will air on CBS and you can see who gets it by looking at our broadcast map. Andrew Catalon, and James Lofton will be calling the game.
The 49ers got stomped by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 to the tune of 43-16. The takeaways from the game involved over 400 yards passing for quarterback Nick Mullens and two touchdowns for wide receiver Dante Pettis. Beyond that, the 49ers allowed ridiculous numbers to the Seahawk special teams, running backs and pass game while the 49ers offense couldn’t finish a drive.
The Broncos on the other hand are trying to get out of .500 and play for Vance Joseph’s job. They hit a bad four-game losing streak with losses to the likes of the New York Jets but also against more superior teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. They’ve managed to get some nice wins against tougher teams like the Los Angeles Chargers, but something seems definitely off with the offense. . They have a running back of the future in Phillip Lindsay, a UDFA that has shined, as well as wide receiver Courtland Sutton.
For Week 14, the Broncos will be without cornerbacks Tramaine Brock and Chris Harris Sr.,as well as linebacker Shaq Barrett. Linebacker Brandon Marshall has been limited all week and is now listed as questionable.
The 49ers meanwhile will be without running back Matt Breida, wide receiver Pierre Garcon and safety Jacquiski Tartt. Cornerback K’Waun Williams is questionable.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Game time: Sunday, December 9th, 01:05P.M. PT
TV channel: CBS
Online streaming: NFL Gamepass
Local Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Sports USA national radio: Bob Fitzgerald, Hank Bauer
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Gabriel Sotelo)
Matchup history: 20-20
Announcers: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Enemy blog: Mile High Report
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings — 24-16 Loss
Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions, — 30-27 Win
Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 23 — 38-27 Loss
Week 4: @ Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 30 — 29-27 Loss
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 7 — 28-18 Loss
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15 — 33-30 Loss
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21 — 39-10 Loss
Week 8: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 28 — 18-15 Loss
Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, November 1 — 34-3 Win
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, November 12 — 27-23 Loss
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 25 — 27-9 Loss
Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 2 — 43-16 Loss
Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 9
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 23
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 30