By Tylor Walden on August 18, 2014
The Denver Broncos turned it up a notch Sunday afternoon and spoiled the opening of Levi's Stadium by thrashing the San Francisco 49ers 34-0. Everything that they did seemed to work. But you know Peyton Manning will still believe that there is work to be done. But fans have to like what they saw.
Here are my five takeaways from their win Sunday afternoon.
While the Broncos still need to work on the amount of penalties during the game, they at least kept it on the down low. While 10 penalties are not something to smile about, at least they were not ones that resulted from frustration. Now the team needs to keep them down to single digits and all will be okay.
The offensive line was the biggest objective during the offseason. It has proven to worked out. The 49ers did not record a sack on any of the quarterbacks. This shows that the team has done its best so far to protect the quarterback. Let's see if it continues going forward.
One of the biggest surprises during the game was how nearly flawless the defense played the entire game. They did not allow a single point, forced four turnovers, and had a goal line stand towards the end of the game. They managed to cause havoc on the quarterback and forced split-second decisions. This unit has improved in a huge way and fans are excited to see what is next.
For the second preseason game, Brock Osweiler proved to fans that he can make the big plays. He did not play a lot in the game but showed what he has been working on during the offseason. Fans even got to see his throwing arm with his 30-plus yard touchdown pass. The future is bright for the Broncos with Osweiler on the roster.
As I have stated in a previous article, the Broncos had a giant advantage over the 49ers and that is how deep the team is. As the game continued on, it showed that the 49ers were tired and the Broncos were still going strong. The team knows that even if a player goes down they have someone ready to step in and step up.
December 1, 2015 by Brad Berreman
As the St. Louis Rams fall out of playoff contention, firing head coach Jeff Fisher should be an easy decision after the season. Read More
December 1, 2015 by Calvin Cress
Adding Josh Norman via free agency would fix the Oakland Raiders' big problem. Read More
December 1, 2015 by Brian Kalchik
Super Bowl 50 is only a couple of months away. With only a little over a quarter of the season remaining before the playoffs, who are the five favorites? Find out here. Read More
December 1, 2015 by Asha Doucet
After his third career game-winning drive against Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is proving to have the clutch gene. Read More
December 1, 2015 by Nick Villano
The NFL is a hard sport to judge. A team can get hot at the right time and win it all. These five teams could be a sleeper team to win the Super Bowl. Read More
November 30, 2015 by Brian Kalchik
Here is a preview of the Texans vs. Bills matchup this Sunday. Read More
November 30, 2015 by Chad Troyan
The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense has been dismal this season, but things could change for the better if they address the elephant in the room. Read More
November 30, 2015 by Gil Alcaraz IV
Here's a look at some of the best -- and worst -- teams in the NFL heading into Week 13. Read More