Here are the first few paragraphs of my column on the Niners game vs. the Broncos:

The 49ers beat the Broncos 29-24 but the 49ers were awful when it counted, as in disastrous, as in painful on the eyes.

Be clear about that. The third exhibition game is close to being a real game. The vast majority of coaches game plan for the third game, although it’s unknown if Jim Harbaugh game planned. When asked if he would game plan, he ducked the question like someone avoiding an incoming rocket, the usual maneuver for him. He never met a question he didn’t duck.

But he kept his starters on the field for most of the first half, and his starters — let’s find the correct technical word for this — stunk. Yes, that’s it. The starters stunk.

To read the rest of the column, please click here.