San Francisco 49ers v Denver Broncos
The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos battled out a hard fought game in front of a sell out Wembley crowd for this fourth International Series game in London.
Only a Joe Nedney field goal for the 49ers seperated the two sides at half time in a close run three point game that saw the Defenses of both teams coming out on top and it wasn't until midway through the third quarter that the game began to come to life.
Kyle Orton had started the game at Quarterback for the Denver Broncos and after leading the visitors to the 49ers one yard line, it was Rookie "dual threat" QB, Tim Tebow, who was called upon to carry the ball in to the endzone to give the Broncos a 7-3 lead.
A successful Matt Prater field goal at the beginning of the 3rd quarter extended the Broncos lead to seven points but in the resulting kick off, 49ers Quarterback led the designated home team on drive down the field where he converted himself on the ground from the Broncos one yard line to tie the game up.
The next two drives by the 49ers Offense also resulted in touchdowns, they extended their lead following a 28 yard TD pass from Smith to Michael Crabtree and the 49ers Defense then forced a fumble as the Broncos chased the game and from the resulting series, San Francisco's Frank Gore carried the ball in to the endzone to make it 24-10 and all but end the game.
The Broncos responded well wih a touchdown pass from Orton to Brandon Lloyd but it was too little too late and the game finished 24-16 and despite an unventful first 40 minutes to the game, the Wembley crowd left happy following an exciting finish.
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