The San Francisco 49ers hosted the Denver Broncos in the second contest of the preseason, with the Broncos dominating the game 33-14. Here are the postgame grades and analysis from the matchup.
The first official game in Levi’s Stadium for the new San Francisco 49ers regime was a thing of beauty — in the worst possible way. Four first-half turnovers, accompanied by a handful of penalties and miscues, made for an abysmal showing in the team’s second outing of the preseason.
It was 25 minutes of action before the 49ers finally put up some points on the board, and that drive ended up being one of the few positive takeaways from the game. Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard, who came in the last series of the first-half, led the team quickly down the field for a touchdown to open the third quarter.
Other than that, there is really very little to feel good about after this game. To sum it up:
For each position group on both sides of the ball, we’ll have a grade and a breakdown.