The San Francisco 49ers will face the Denver Broncos in their next preseason match as they look to recover from a brutal loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The San Francisco 49ers will look to recover from an embarrassing 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens as they face the Denver Broncos Sunday.
The Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks after sealing the game with an interception at the three-yard line. Their most pleasant surprise came from running back Juwan Thompson, who rushed for 59 yards on six carries.
If he can keep up that kind of production, the Broncos will find a way to keep him on the roster. He will have plenty of opportunities with Montee Ball recovering from appendectomy, and Ronnie Hillman will look to strengthen his hold on the No. 2 job.
The defense took a major hit as linebacker Danny Trevathan will be out for 6-8 weeks with a fractured left knee.
Meanwhile, the 49ers had poor quarterback play after Colin Kaepernick sat after just one pass. Blaine Gabbert looked terrible, throwing for just 20 yards and an interception on 3-for-11 passing.
However, they received promising play from rookie running back Carlos Hyde, who rushed for 39 yards on five carries.
Rookie wide receiver Bruce Ellington led the team in receiving with three receptions for 35 yards, but he will still be stuck behind Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Stevie Johnson.
On defense, Quinton Dial will continue to make a bid for the starting nose tackle in wake of Glenn Dorsey’s injury. He got off to a good start by posting 10 tackles against the Ravens.