Maybe new 49ers general manager John Lynch convinced coach Kyle Shanahan that San Francisco was getting the second coming of Mike Alstott when they decided to make Juszczyk the highest-paid fullback in NFL history (four-year, $20.5 million contract with $10 million guaranteed). Juszczyk and Alstott have logged almost the same number of touches through two games �� and the latter retired a decade ago. Juszczyk has one carry and two receptions even with quarterback Brian Hoyer desperately needing weapons to lift an offense that hasn’t scored a touchdown this season.
The 49ers will inevitably give Juszczyk more opportunities. But it’s hard to blame Shanahan for riding with Carlos Hyde, who is coming off a 124-yard rushing performance against Seattle’s fiery defense.
We’ve finally reached the end of the first quarter in Denver with the Broncos currently leading by a touchdown. They’ll get the ball back following a Dallas punt to start the second.
After an hour delay, the teams are back on the field in Denver. The Cowboys have the ball on their own 46-yard line trailing 7-0 with 33 seconds left in the first quarter.
Play between the Broncos and Cowboys will resume in approximately 45 minutes. Dallas will have the ball on its own 46-yard line trailing 7-0 when play starts again.
Touchdown Denver. Siemian runs play action, rolls to his right and finds Virgil Green for the two-yard touchdown to give the Broncos a 28-10 lead. The touchdown was Siemian’s fourth of the game.
After a holding call, Denver faced a third-and-11. Siemian dumped off a short pass to C.J. Anderson, who eluded tacklers for a 12-yard gain and a first down to extend the Broncos drive.
We’re back for the second half in Denver. Broncos will take the first possession of the period on their own 25-yard line.