This is the live blog for the pregame of the 49ers’ Week 7 road game against the Denver Broncos. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room.
4:03 The 49ers just announced their inactives: WR Quinton Patton, DB Jimmie Ward, CB Chris Culliver, LB Patrick Willis, C Marcus Martin, G Mike Iupati and DT Tank Carradine.
4:05 Tramaine Brock and Perrish Cox are the starting cornerbacks. Anthony Davis is the starting right tackle.
4:10 The Broncos’ inactives are WR Cody Latimer, RB Montee Ball, CB Tony Carter, LB Shaquil Barrett, G Ben Garland, OT Michael Schofield and DT Mitch Unrein.
4:11 I’m interested to see how prepared the Broncos’ defense is to face the 49ers’ base running game. The Broncos don’t face anything like it in practice.
4:16 I imagine Peyton Manning will go after the 49ers’ No.3 cornerback — either Chris Cook or Dontae Johnson.
4:20 I imagine Anquan Boldin will face mostly man coverage, unlike the past game against the Rams.
4:22 The Cardinals just beat the Raiders. The Cardinals are 12-3 the past 15 games.
4:28 The 49ers are averaging 4.3 yards per play on first down, 5.4 yards per play on second down and 7.6 yards per play on third down.
4:29 The Broncos are averaging 6 yards per play on first down, 6.5 yards per play on second down and 5.2 yards per play on third down.
4:49 Who will gain more yards tonight, Frank Gore or Ronnie Hillman?
5:01 Mike Florio just said there’s a chance Aldon Smith will return from suspension a game or two early.