August 26, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Jeremiah Johnson (37) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

49ers Vs. Broncos: San Francisco's Second Half Dooms Denver To Defeat

The Denver Broncos fell to the San Francisco 49ers, 29-24.

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49ers Vs. Broncos Final Score: San Francisco Picks Up 29-24 Victory On Strong Second Half

The Denver Broncos lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 29-24, on Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The team completed its home preseason schedule and finished with a 0-2 record. After holding a 24-10 lead at halftime, the Broncos' backups failed to put points on the board during the remainder of the game.

San Francisco running back Anthony Dixon (13 carries, 58 yards) picked up a 26-yard rushing touchdown about two minutes into the third quarter to account for the only touchdown of the second half. Kicker David Akers kicked four field goals, including ones of 44 and 45 yards, over the final two quarters to tip the balance of the game in favor of the 49ers. The 44-yard and final one came with 3:05 left in the game. Backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick was 4-of-4 for 80 yards.

Peyton Manning had a great time out there, completing 10-of-12 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Eric Decker caught those scores from five and 10 yards out, finishing with four receptions for 38 yards in total. Caleb Hanie relieved Manning after the first quarter and did well by completing 8-of-12 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown pass to Joel Dreessen, but he did commit an early mistake with an interception.

But Brock Osweiler failed to do much in the second half of the game, completing 4-of-9 passes for 27 yards. Adam Weber saw some action in the final minutes of the game. Rookie Ronnie Hillman made his preseason debut and rushed 10 times for 29 yards.

The Broncos are on the road against the Arizona Cardinals in Thursday's preseason finale.

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Peyton Manning Having Trouble Throwing To His Right, According To ESPN

Completing passes to receivers on the right side of the field could be a struggle for new Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning this season, according to an ESPN report by Bill Williamson.

Williamson claims longtime ESPN football insider John Clayton along with Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. both noticed that Manning has "had issues throwing to the opposite side." Williamson shares that Clayton did go on to say that he's seen improvement from Manning in the area through two preseason games but still fears that the 36-year-old signal caller will have issues with any passes over 10 yards.

While this issue might be concerning to some, one has to believe that if anyone can make it work it's the four-time NFL MVP. An control freak when it comes to the x's and o's, Manning makes so many adjustments at the line that he naturally puts himself in the best position to succeed. The Scouts Inc. Williamson shares the same sentiment:

"If anyone can do what is needed to get away with throwing with field limitations, it is No. 18," Williamson said.

Additionally, Manning has been quite up front with the media in explaining that he still doesn't feel 100% back. And with the season opener not being until Sept. 9, Denver's 96-million dollar man still has a fair amount of time to work on getting the proper arm strength and confidence back to tear apart the portside of the field.

For more information of Manning's progress as a passer and all your Broncos news, pay a visit to Mile High Report.


Quinton Carter Injury Update: Broncos Safety Returns To Practice Monday

Even though he made his presence known at practice last week from the sidelines, Broncos safety Quinton Carter finally returned to the field for individual drills on Monday, according to the team's official blog.

Carter was recently leapfrogged by Mike Adams in the team's starting strong safety spot due to his inactivity at such a crucial time in the year, but remains the favorite to see the bulk of the work at the position after a promising 2011 campaign. The second-year defensive back will now have exactly three weeks to prepare for Denver's Sept. 9 season opener with Pittsburgh.

A fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma who recorded 53 tackles last year in the Broncos' secondary, Carter has been itching to get back on the field since suffering both knee and hamstring injuries in late July. In addition to a physical presence like Carter, defensive back Tracy Porter and linebackers Ronnie Hillman and Danny Trevathan each also returned to practice on Monday, further strengthening John Fox's defense.

Stay with this StoryStream for more news on Carter's injury and progression, and be sure to visit Mile High Report for even more Broncos coverage. Also check out SB Nation's NFL hub for more preseason news from around the league.

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