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49ers too strong for Broncos at Wembley

Michael Crabtree (No.15) celebrates his touchdown with 49ers teammate Chilo Rachal.
Michael Crabtree (No.15) celebrates his touchdown with 49ers teammate Chilo Rachal.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 24-16 at Wembley Stadium
  • The 49ers recover from going 10-3 down to defeat the Broncos with three TD's
  • It was the fourth time that the famous London arena had hosted an NFL match
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(CNN) -- The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 24-16 as Wembley Stadium in London played host to an NFL match for the fourth time on Sunday.

In a showdown between two struggling sides, the only points from a disappointing first half came from Joe Nedney's 34-yard field goal for San Francisco.

However, early in the second half, Denver quarterback Kyle Orton's 71-yard pass to Brandon Lloyd stopped only one-yard short of the end zone.

And in the next passage of play, young quarterback Tim Tebow carried the ball over for only his second career touchdown.

A 32-yard field goal from Matt Prater put the Broncos 10-3 ahead, but the 49ers quickly rallied.

Troy Smith completed a 38-yard pass to Delanie Walker and then completed a one-yard run himself to score the game-tying touchdown. And then Smith threw to Michael Crabtree for a second touchdown pass soon after.

And the 49ers made the result safe when Orton's pass was intercepted and Frank Gore crossed for another touchdown.

There was a late rally from the Broncos when Orton's one-yard pass found Lloyd in the end zone, but Prater missed the extra point to make it 24-16.