The 49ers elevated No. 3 QB Troy Smith to the start with Alex Smith (shoulder) out. Smith hasn’t started since late in 2007 in Baltimore. The Broncos are banged up in the secondary, although SS Brian Dawkins is back. They are also 30th in the NFL against the run, which seems to suggest they will see a lot of RB Frank Gore, considering Smith’s rustiness. The Broncos didn’t arrive until Friday. Since last year’s 6-0 start, the Broncos are 4-13 and coming off that horrible loss to the Raiders. 49ers TE Vernon Davis, who has a touchdown catch in four consecutive games, is questionable, but he expects to play.
The 49ers elevated No. 3 QB Troy Smith to the start wit...
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