Maiocco's Top 3 49ers-Broncos Matchups
Maiocco's top-three 49ers-Broncos matchups
The San Francisco 49ers (4-2) take on the Denver Broncos (4-1) at Mile High Stadium in Colorado. With both teams near the top of their respective conferences right now, it will be a battle for league supremacy. Matt Maiocco brings you his top-three matchups to watch.
Matchup No. 3: Perrish Cox vs. Emmanuel Sanders
Cox will line up at left cornerback in the base defense and slide into the slot when the Broncos go with three receivers. Sanders has made an immediate impact in his first season with Peyton Manning and the Broncos after four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sanders leads Denver with 35 receptions for 473 yards.
Matchup No. 2: Anthony Davis vs. Von Miller
Miller has gotten off to a great start with six sacks and 11 quarterback hurries. Miller is back in the form of his first two NFL seasons. Davis played very well in his brief outing against the Eagles, but he will face one of the best edge-rushers in the game.
Matchup No. 1: Antoine Bethea vs. Peyton Manning
Bethea is a cerebral player who picked up on tendencies of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles at the line of scrimmage when they ran their no-huddle offense. Bethea’s ability to get the 49ers lined up and on the same page against Manning on Sunday is the biggest key in this game.