The San Francisco 49ers host the visiting Denver Broncos for the second week of NFL preseason action. Niner Noise takes a look at five players to watch during this bout.
The Niners, coming off a 27-17 exhibition victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, will look to rectify a number of issues that surfaced during that particular game.
Penalties were a particular problem — 17 for a total of 131 yards.
But there were other issues too. San Francisco’s first-team defense didn’t look particularly great on the opening drive in Kansas City, so that will be something to monitor this weekend. And the first-team offense, led by quarterback Brian Hoyer, struggled to get anything going.
These, along with depth battles and fringe players, will be at the heart of what head coach Kyle Shanahan will be monitoring on Saturday.
The game kicks off on August 19 at 10 p.m. ET from Levi’s Stadium.
In this slideshow, we’ll take a look at five 49ers players to monitor throughout the game as we gear up for the regular season, now not all that far away.
Let’s kick things off with Hoyer.