Peyton Manning on the run in Broncos' win over 49ers

DENVER -- Peyton Manning failed to get the Broncos into the end zone in seven possessions Saturday night, when Denver rode its stifling defense and good ground game to a 19-12 win over the sputtering San Francisco 49ers.

All that rest has turned into rust for Manning, who was doomed by protection problems and an interception in the end zone one week after penalties and dropped passes kept him from finding any rhythm.

Manning was 14 for 21 for 124 yards and was sacked three times, twice by linebacker NaVorro Bowman.

Manning isn't expected to play against Arizona next week, meaning he'll head into the regular season having directed just two scoring drives -- both of them field goals -- in 11 possessions this preseason.

Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press

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