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Friday, August 9, 2013
Short night for starters in preseason opener

By Jeff Legwold


On a don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-them kind of night, the Denver Broncos rode an opportunistic defense to a 10-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in the preseason opener.

Here is what we learned about the Broncos:
The Broncos, after a late return to Denver scheduled for the wee hours of Friday morning, will give the players Friday off. Those who need treatment for injuries will make an appearance at the team's Dove Valley complex, but they won't all hit the field again until Saturday morning's practice.