On third down, Paxton Lynch tucked the ball and scrambled for five yards, converting and keeping the drive alive for the Denver Broncos. From the San Francisco 49ers 25-yard line, Lynch was hit and somehow strong-armed a pass to Andy Janovich for a short gain.
After a holding call and a short pass to Anderson, the Broncos were faced with a third and 15. The designed screen pass to Anderson netted just a few yards and the Broncos were forced to kick a field goal.
Broncos 10, 49ers 0.
The 49ers started to get something going on the next drive, but Chris Harris-Lewis stole the ball from the wide receiver for an interception to set Lynch and the Broncos offense up in scoring territory again.
A holding penalty on rookie Garett Bolles negated a really nice scramble by Lynch. On first and 20, Lynch completed a 10-yard pass to Bennie Fowler and then broke containment on the next play to run for another 10-yards for the first down at the 49ers 32-yard line.
A short run and another Lynch scramble setup a third and short for the Broncos. Lynch almost destroyed a corner blitz with a pump fake, but a great play by the cornerback brought Lynch down for the sack by his finger tips to setup a Brandon McManus field goal.
Broncos 13, 49ers 0.
The Broncos reserves came into the game after that score, while the 49ers kept their first-team offense on the field. After streaking past midfield, the Broncos defense came up with another big time turnover as Adam Gotsis forced a fumble for Will Parks to recover.
After a short pass outside from Trevor Siemian, De’Angelo Henderson ripped off a big run inside for a first down for nearly 15-yards. Henderson would get another big catch to get the Broncos into the red zone and then score a touchdown which was called back by a Garett Bolles holding call.
It didn’t matter, Siemian would hit Jordan Taylor on a back shoulder throw for a touchdown on the very next play.
Broncos 20, 49ers 0.
The Broncos have controlled this game from the start.