Everyone in Broncos Country is worried about Nathaniel Hackett and the Denver Broncos this week after a rather sloppy start to their season. Hackett has spent the week working on improving his decision-making speed and has even hired a veteran game manager to help him get that situation under control.
With all attention on that issue, few are looking at the positives. The Broncos have moved the ball on offense and, eventually, they will begin to convert those drives into touchdowns. The San Francisco 49ers have a tough defense, but Russell Wilson has had more success against that franchise than any other. There is potential here for a breakout game for both Hackett and Wilson tonight.
Kickoff is set 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 get Sunday Night Football on Peacock.
5:00 PM MT: Broncos Country received a good bit of news with the Broncos inactives report as three critical starters who were listed as questionable will all play tonight: Jerry Jeudy, Pat Surtain, and Dre’Mont Jones. The 49ers also got George Kittle back, so both teams looking a bit more healthy than they did coming in.
7:02 PM MT: The first quarter would come to an end with the 49ers getting one scoring drive in to take an early 7-0 lead. The quarter ended with a Russell Wilson past over the middle to Courtland Sutton for a 36-yard gain. Full first quarter recap.
7:53 PM MT: A defensive battle through the entire first half with each team giving up points. The Broncos would head into halftime down 7-3 to the 49ers, but will get the ball back to start the second half. Full second quarter recap.
8:10 PM MT: Baron Browning left the game with a knee injury late in the second quarter. However, he was seen peddling on an exercise bike to start the third quarter. He was ruled questionable to return by the team.
8:45 PM MT: The offensive struggles for the Broncos continued all throughout the third quarter, but the defense was able to add points to cut the 49ers lead to 7-5. A Brandon McManus 53-yard field goal miss also helped keep the Denver from taking a lead in the game. Full third quarter recap.
9:28 PM MT: Broncos defense comes up big with three turnovers to secure an 11-10 victory over the 49ers in prime time. They move to 2-1 and into a first place tie in the AFC West with the Chiefs.
In partnership with DraftKings Sportsbook, I am covering all my picks this year on TallySight. Our staff submitted their score predictions and it was a mixed bag that resulted in an average score that had the 49ers slightly ahead of the Broncos. However, I personally have the Broncos coming out on top in a 31-20 home upset win over the Niners.