Everyone in Broncos Country is worried about Nathaniel Hackett and the Denver Broncos this week after a pretty sloppy start to the season. Hackett has spent the week improving his decision-making speed and even hired an experienced game manager to help him manage the situation.
Despite all the attention paid to this issue, few see the positive. The Broncos have been moving the ball on offense and will eventually start converting those drives into touchdowns. The San Francisco 49ers have tough defenses, but Russell Wilson has had more success against this franchise than any other. There’s potential for a breakout game here tonight for Hackett and Wilson.
The kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 6:20 p.m. Mile High Time at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado and will air on NBC. If you are looking for an online stream elsewhere fuboTV will be streaming this game or you can also catch Sunday Night Football on Peacock.
17:00 CET: Broncos Country has good news with the Broncos Inactive Report as three questionable critical starters will play tonight: Jerry Jeudy, Pat Surtain and Dre’Mont Jones. The 49ers also brought back George Kittle, so both teams look a little healthier than when they arrived.
7:02 p.m.: The first quarter drew to a close as the 49ers assembled a touchdown drive to take an early 7-0 lead. The fourth ended with Russell Wilson passing the middle to Courtland Sutton for a 36-yard gain. Full first trimester recap.
7:53 p.m.: A defensive battle in the first half, with each team dropping points. The Broncos would go into halftime 7-3 against the 49ers but regained the ball to start the second half. Full second trimester recap.
8:10 p.m.: Baron Browning left the game with a knee injury late in the second quarter. However, he was seen pedaling on a stationary bike to start the third quarter. The team thought a return was in doubt.
8:45 p.m.: The Broncos’ offensive problems continued throughout the third quarter, but the defense was able to pick up points to reduce the 49ers’ lead to 7-5. A missed 53-yard field goal by Brandon McManus also helped keep Denver from taking the lead in the game. Full Third Trimester Recap.
In partnership with DraftKings Sportsbook, this year I’m reporting all of my picks on TallySight. Our staff sent in their score predictions and it was a mixed bag, resulting in an average score where the 49ers were slightly ahead of the Broncos. Personally, however, I saw the Broncos emerge victorious from an upset 31-20 home win over the Niners.