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Broncos-49ers: Three Questions, Answered
Andrew Mason takes a look back at his three questions to see how they were resolved in the Broncos' preseason win over the 49ers.

Shutout Built on Practice Prowess
At times, the Broncos' offense and defense stymie each other. Those rigorous daily tests made a 34-0 preseason beatdown of the 49ers seem almost routine.

How it happened: Broncos vs. 49ers
Review all the action of the Broncos' preseason game against the 49ers with full highlights and play-by-play.

Watch Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers [08/17/2014] -
Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers on Aug 17, 2014. Watch video of the game, buy tickets, get stats & depth charts, game highlights, analysis, recap, and discuss with other NFL fans!

Golden Nuggets: Levi's Stadium gets proper football debut as Broncos come to town - Niners Nation
Sunday, August 17, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

Klis: Broncos training camp awards, serious and otherwise - The Denver Post
Training camp ended Friday night with kicker Matt Prater parking a tractor behind the vehicles of Peyton Manning and Wes Welker.

Around the NFL

Pete Carroll: NFL open to conversation about adjusting emphasis on pass defense penalties | ProFootballTalk
When the league adopted an enhanced emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding calls this offseason, there were plenty of people who pointed to the way that the Seahawks' defensive backs played last season as a reason for the shift.

Bills' Sammy Watkins suffers rib bruise vs. Steelers -
After taking a hit from Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's 19-16 preseason loss to Pittsburgh with a rib injury. Ian Rapoport reports the injury isn't serious.

Jeremy Hill leaves Bengals game with shoulder injury -
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill left Saturday's 25-17 preseason loss to the Jets with a shoulder injury. Reserve Rex Burkhead didn't last much longer, leaving after taking a shot to the knee.

Falcons tackle Sam Baker carted off with knee injury -
Atlanta Falcons tackle Sam Baker went down Saturday night against the Houston Texans with a right knee injury. How does a Baker injury affect the team's plans for rookie Jake Matthews?

Raiders' Dennis Allen: Derek Carr suffered concussion -
Raiders coach Dennis Allen told reporters that rookie quarterback Derek Carr suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Oakland's 27-26 preseason win over the Detroit Lions.

Rams' Jeff Fisher concerned Isaiah Pead tore ACL -
St. Louis Rams tailback Isaiah Pead may have suffered an ACL injury that could end his season after a non-contact injury he suffered on a kickoff return in Saturday's 21-7 preseason loss to Green Bay.

X's and O's

Guide to N.F.L. Defenses, Part 5: The Zone Blitz -
It seems counterintuitive that a scheme praised for its aggressive nature was born out of a desire to be safe and protect against the big play.

Guide to N.F.L. Defenses, Part 7: Nickel Subpackages -
Defenses are part of the N.F.L.’s turn toward specialization: situational edge rushers, pass-rushing defensive tackles, nickel defensive backs and linebackers who excel in coverage.

USC 4-3 Under Defense – Pete Carroll | Trojan Football Analysis
This article is a re-post that I have been meaning to move over onto the new area of the site for some time now. USC is not strictly and under front as the