49ers Pick Up Second Win Of The Season In London, 24-16 Over Broncos

The 49ers picked up the second win of their season and for the most part, looked decent doing it. For more on the team and the game, go to Niners Nation, SB Nation's San Francisco 49ers blog.

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Vernon Davis Suffers Ankle Injury In London, Seriousness Uncertain

This is pretty much the only bleak spot on an otherwise glorious night for the Niners in London.

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis left the game against the Denver Broncos with an injured ankle.

Davis did not return.

Davis was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Wembley Stadium with an ankle injury but played most of the first half before being taken out in the second quarter.

The tight end had been suffering from an ankle ailment before this game. He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, so you might have to consider that it was the same injury that took him out of this game. Troy Smith found other targets though, particularly Delanie Walker and Michael Crabtree.

Thankfully, he has two weeks to heal it up, since San Francisco gets the next week off to rest up from their long trip overseas. The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the prolific Niner.


49ers Get Second Win Of Season

London, England (Sports Network) - Frank Gore carried a heavy load, running 29 times for 118 yards and a touchdown, and the San Francisco 49ers scored 21 consecutive points in the fourth and held on for a 24-16 victory over the Denver Browns in the NFL's international game at Wembley Stadium.

Troy Smith started for the first time since 2007 for the 49ers (2-6) and completed 12-of-19 passes for 196 yards with a touchdown. Smith, who also recorded the team's first rushing score since Week 2, helped San Francisco win for the second time in three weeks.

Delanie Walker had five catches for a career-high 85 yards, while Michael Crabtree caught a touchdown pass for the 49ers, who did not turn the ball over.

Kyle Orton threw for 369 yards on 28-of-40 efficiency with a touchdown and an interception for the Broncos (2-6), who were coming off an embarrassing 59-14 to the Raiders and have allowed 20 or more points in three of their last eight quarters. Former 49er Brandon Lloyd caught seven passes for 169 yards and a touchdown in defeat.

The Broncos appeared to score a touchdown inside two minutes to potentially tie the game with a two-point conversion, but Eddie Royal's punt return for a score was nullified because of a block in the back penalty. Orton eventually threw a game-ending interception on the ensuing series.

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