In this Friday edition of Niners Daily, we take you behind enemy lines, showcase Bay Area unity and highlight a player with impeccable taste in film.
Broncos on Kap Alert
Much of the talk at San Francisco 49ers headquarters this week has centered around how the team plans to stop reigning NFL MVP Peyton Manning on Sunday night.
Well, it appears the Denver Broncos are also quite wary of their matchup with the opposing quarterback.
Nicki Jhabvala of *The Denver Post *compiled a list of Broncos talking about the challenges of facing Colin Kaepernick. Here are the quotes that stood out.
John Fox:"He's got a very live arm, and I've seen him make runs that look like running backs. So he's very, very capable and I think improving all the time."
Manning:"I think Kaepernick has his unique style of playing. I'm not sure you could put other people in his category. I think he does some things I'm not sure anybody can do. The way he runs the ball — he's not running to get first downs, he's running to score. He's tough to tackle."
LB Von Miller:"He's definitely tough to simulate, but you can prepare for every team in the NFL. (He's) a very talented quarterback. He can run, pass and make all the throws on the field."
DE DeMarcus Ware:"I think it's all about angles. If you don't take the right angle he can beat you... He can run and he's not one of those guys that are going to slide. He's going to get that extra yardage. You have to make sure that just because it's a passing down, it's also a running down too. You have to be aware of where he is."
CB Aqib Talib:"It definitely makes us pay a lot of attention to plastering our receivers, so we've got to have good eyes against a quarterback like that and the d-line has got to do a good job of keeping him in the pocket."
A Giant Congrats
The San Francisco Giants advanced to their third World Series in five years on Thursday courtesy of Travis Ishikawa's walk-off homer in Game 5 of the NLCS. The 49ers community took to Twitter to show its support.
Get off the Scale
Kudos to left guard Dillon Farrell for this top-notch movie reference. If you've never seen the 1990s classic "Heavy Weights," you're missing out.
To steal a staple from fellow 49ers.com contributor Andrew Pentis, a lessern-known fact about the film is that Hollywood comedic giant Judd Apatow actually co-wrote and produced it.
The last time the 49ers played the Broncos in the regular season was on Oct. 31, 2010, at Wembley Stadium in London.
Quarterback Troy Smith accounted for two touchdowns while Frank Gore rushed for 118 yards. Brandon Lloyd, playing for Denver at the time, caught a touchdown pass from Kyle Orton, but the 49ers held on for a 24-16 victory.