=== Broncos edge 49ers in game with no offensive TDs ===
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Shaun Phillips' fumble return for a
touchdown proved to be the difference as the Denver Broncos took a 10-6 win
over the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason opener for both clubs on
Peyton Manning played just one series and went 2-for-4 for 13 yards while
Brock Osweiler was 13-for-18 for 105 yards and Matt Prater kicked a field goal
in the fourth quarter for the Broncos, who went 13-3 last season to win the
AFC West, winning their final 11 games in the regular season before losing to
Baltimore in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to a 32-yard field goal from Phil Dawson on the
first drive of the game and finished his brief stint on the field 4-for-4 with
Dawson later added a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for San
Francisco, which lost to Baltimore in the Super Bowl after going 11-4-1 in the
regular season and winning the NFC West.
Phillips recovered a Kassim Osgood fumble deep in San Fran territory and took
it into the end zone from nine yards out in the second quarter to give the
Broncos a 7-3 lead.
After a scoreless third quarter, Dawson connected on his second field goal of
the game with around 10 minutes to play to make it a one-point contest, but
Prater hit his 46-yarder with close to three minutes to play as the Broncos
hung on for the win.
08/09 00:10:13 ET