The San Francisco 49ers return to Levi's® Stadium for the first time since Week 10 for their first of three consecutive home games beginning with the Denver Broncos in Week 14. Here's a preview of Sunday's matchup.
The two teams look to break the all-time series record which is tied at seven wins apiece.
Week 14 marks Denver's first trip to the Bay Area to take on the 49ers in the regular season since 2002.
San Francisco's last home game against the Broncos took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England in 2010, a 24-16 victory for the 49ers.
Broncos Key Additions
- QB Case Keenum
- LB Bradley Chubb
- WR Courtland Sutton
- RB Royce Freeman
- RB Phillip Lindsay
Broncos Notes from Last Week
The Broncos evened their record at 6-6 following a 24-10 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13. Denver enters Sunday's game as winners of three straight.
- Passing Leader: Case Keenum completed 12-of-21 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
- Rushing Leader: Phillip Lindsay rushed for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns on 19 attempts.
- Receiving Leader: Rookie wideout Courtland Sutton caught four passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
- Defensive Leader: Safety Justin Simmons totaled nine tackles and intercepted Bengals quarterback Jeff Driskel.
49ers Notes from Last Week
The 49ers fell to the Seahawks, 43-12, in Week 13.
- Passing Leader: Nick Mullens completed 30-of-48 passes for a career high 414 yards and two touchdowns.
- Rushing Leader: Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries.
- Receiving Leader: Rookie receiver Dante Pettis caught five passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, all of which were career highs.
- Defensive Leader: DeForest Buckner has continued his Pro Bowl campaign by adding two sacks on Russell Wilson along with seven total tackles in Week 13.
- Nick Mullens has 250 or more passing yards in three of his four career starts.
- Rookie running back Jeff Wilson Jr. had a career-high 134 scrimmage yards (73 receiving; 61 rushing) and eight receptions last week against the Seahawks. He is currently one of three rookie running backs with eight or more receptions in a single game this season (Saquon Barkley; Nyheim Hines)
- George Kittle has 23 catches for 372 yards (93 per game) and two touchdowns in his past four home games. He currently leads NFL tight ends with 572 yards after catch in 2018. Kittle is just 107 yards shy of his first-career 1,000-yard season.
- Dante Pettis aims for his third game in a row with 75 or more receiving yards and a touchdown. With one touchdown reception this week against Denver, Pettis would register his fifth touchdown on the season, which would rank tied for the second-most by a 49ers rookie [Dave Parks – 8 (1964); Jimmy Thomas – 5 (1969) & R.C. Owens – 5 (1957)].
- DeForest Buckner aims for his third game in a row with a sack and two tackles for loss.
- Malcolm Smith had nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a 69-yard pick-sick against Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII and was named Super Bowl MVP (with Seattle).