Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
DENVER -- Peyton Manning got the jump on the 49ers. The 49ers overtook him in the end, though. David Akers kicked four of his five field goals in the second half and San Francisco withstood Peyton Manning's first two touchdown passes since joining the Denver Broncos to give the 49ers a 29-24 exhibition victory on Sunday. Alex Smith played most of the first half for the 49ers and had a touchdown pass to his fleet tight end, Vernon Davis, for the team's first points, touching off a comeback sustained by the team's reserves after San Francisco had fallen behind 17-0. "Give them credit. They came out and Peyton Manning, he was connecting with his wide receivers, doing a great job," Davis said. "Alex came back and he was like, 'We got to go. It's preseason, but we got to go. We have to make a statement.' So we went in as soon as the opportunity came and we took advantage of it." Manning, who joined the Broncos as a free agent after 14 illustrious seasons with Indianapolis, comp...
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