Quarterback Peyton Manning led the offense on three first-quarter scoring drives — including two touchdown passes to wide receiver Eric Decker — but the 49ers shut out the Broncos in the second half and won by a score of 29-24.
San Francisco kicker David Akers kicked five field goals in the game to help the 49ers score on their first five possessions of the second half – one touchdown on the opening drive followed by four field goals.
Manning finished his outing with 122 yards on 10-of-12 passing and two touchdowns, giving him a quarterback rating of 148.6. He exited the game near the end of the first quarter.
Decker finished with four catches for 38 yards, including the two first-quarter touchdown grabs. Tight end Joel Dreessen caught the third and final Denver touchdown from quarterback Caleb Hanie.
On the ground, rookie running back Ronnie Hillman led the way for Denver with 10 carries for 29 yards.
Denver’s preseason record is now 1-2. Next, it travels to Arizona for the preseason finale against the Cardinals.