Julius Thomas scores first touchdown at Levi’s Stadium

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Trivia completists waiting to find out the first player to score a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium have their answer.

It was Broncos tight end Julius Thomas on a 17-yard pass from Peyton Manning with 11:45 left to play in the second quarter of the first game at the new home of the 49ers. Thomas’ touchdown and the ensuing extra point made it 10-0 Broncos after a pair of efficient drives down the field for the Denver starters.

Manning completed 12-of-14 passes for 102 yards and the touchdown to Thomas on the first two Denver possessions, with the only real blemish coming at the end of the first drive when an awkward Manning scramble and incompletion forced them to settle for a field goal in the red zone. Otherwise, it was a very easy and very familiar 127 yards on 21 plays for the defending AFC champs.

The 49ers also moved the ball on their first two possessions, picking up five first downs, but both drives stalled before they got deep into Broncos territory. Colin Kaepernick left the game having completed 5-of-9 passes for 39 yards in a performance that saw Kaepernick check down to second or third options after finding nothing open down the field.

105 responses to “Julius Thomas scores first touchdown at Levi’s Stadium

  1. “Thanks Roger, I think these new rules will finally get me that ring we talked about, anyhoots, wanna come over tonight, watch some netflix?” – P. Manning

  2. But it would still be good to know who scores the first regular season TD, because if the question isn’t specific enough then your answer should be both names and with distinction.

  3. Couple drops hurt the drives too, but watching Gabbert hurts a helluva a lot more. At least Vance Mcdonald seems to have worked hard at his catching concentration. That could be one of the most positive things for the offense going forward as much as the TE’s are used.

  4. Couldn’t have happened to a better home team in a new stadium….I’ll remember this forever!

    But seriously, what’s with the design of the stands and boxes? Looks like a 40 year old facility already. Very strangely done Niner owner.

  5. Forget first touchdown, the more important question is: Who scores the last touchdown there in 2051?

  6. He is by far one of the greatest QB ever, but a lot of fans will remember him as the QB that whined until they changed the rules enough he could win a Super Bowl or two

  7. nosleeptilsb says: Aug 17, 2014 5:19 PM

    Speaking for the NFC, thank God Seattle played Denver in the SB, otherwise the AFC would hold the Lombardi.
    ____________________________________

    Yeah because it’s not like Manning walked all over the LOB in a PRE-SEASON game too or anything like that……. Oh wait.

  8. I’m a Broncos fan, but my God I feel bad for 49er fans. Gabbert looks horrific and it’s time for them to get an actual backup QB, they are WAY better off signing Tebow…

  9. Lions went 4-0…. right before going 0-16 because pre-season is 100% meaningless . Some of you guys really shouldn’t even bother posting.

  10. Yeah, Denver ‘Crushed’ the Seahawks last week. Uh…. it was 10-7 Seattle when the starters were taken out, but that’s OK. You can dream, dude.

    But I will agree that the 49’ers don’t look good today. First, Second, any string so far.

    js

  11. Lions went 4-0…. right before going 0-16 because pre-season is 100% meaningless . Some of you guys really shouldn’t even bother posting

    Odd, when the Broncos beat Seattle in the first preseason, by 5, when Seattle dropped the winning pass, in Denver and after being tied when it was 1s vs 1s despite missing 18 of our two deeps…

    YOU said it showed Seattle was falling apart.

    Wonder why it now doesn’t matter?

    Again.

    El-oh-el

  12. The first Touchdown has yet to be scored. Have to wait until September for that. Preseason DOESNT count for anything.

  13. It’s preseason, who cares? I’m glad to see individual performances by the bottom half of the roster as they try to make the team, glad to see the first team offense looking like they did for the majority of the year last year and the defense looking good.

    It’s too bad that two Broncos (Barrow and Robinson) look like they might have suffered serious injuries, and frankly avoiding injuries is the only result that matters during these games.

  14. The refs kept Seattle in the game, but you keep telling yourself that it was close. We played last week and this week without Von Miller and Chris Harris

    Of course Manning’s one TD had two first downs on penalties.

    And you were mossing TWO players? Well why didn’t you say so? We were only missing 18 of our two deeps including every lineman but one. Beast, all starting LBs and Chancellor. But, hey, you were missing two players.

    43-8

  15. 49ers are bandwagon fans. It’s dead quiet in preseason yet all they do is talk when they get a string of wins. When singletary was there I never heard so many of these fans complaining about Seattle.

  16. Blaine Gabbert’s rating thus far this preseason is 17.9.

    Oh well. At least the Niners can sign BJ Daniels or Terrell Pryor after Seattle cuts one of them.

  17. Gabbert is terrible. They must not have watched any game tape from Jacksonville. Khan and his coaching staff must be laughing themselves crazy watching the game.

  18. Well with about 5 minutes remaining and Denver with the ball and just getting another first down near midfield, it looks pretty likely the 49ers are going to be shutout in their first game at Levi stadium.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if someone in the stands said… can we go back to candlestick?

  19. Watch what Denver is doing to San Fran, and that is going to be the Hawks week 3. Lol. 43-8. That’s it? That’s all ya got?

    Uh, yeah.

    The final score of the Superbowl is kind of important.

    That’s kind of the point of the whole season.

  20. Once again KaeperPICK displayed his ineptness. The great Greg Papa warned the Whiners about paying this mediocre QB. 7-9 for San Francisco this season. Myriad problems throughout the roster. WATCH!

  21. They’ve already played the Super Bowl for this season? Oh, you’re talking about LAST season. Hey, the Packers won back to back Super Bowls……in the 60’s. Means about the same for this year sport.

  22. This is why I don’t see Santa Clara winning more than 3-4 games this year. They’re vastly overrated. Seahawks by a mile are so much better at EVERY position. Santa Clara’s 1st team defense was a joke today. Hawk fans know we got this division in the bag. NO CHANCE Santa Clara wins more than 4 games this season!

    GO HAWKS!

  23. realitycheckbaby says:
    Aug 17, 2014 7:10 PM
    Watch what Denver is doing to San Fran, and that is going to be the Hawks week 3. Lol. 43-8. That’s it? That’s all ya got?

    Uh, yeah.

    The final score of the Superbowl is kind of important.

    That’s kind of the point of the whole season.

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    Pretty sure that was the 2013 season, the past is the past. Look at the Broncos roster for 2014 season compared to what the roster looked like in the Super Bowl. Everyone is healthy and they added a lot of great players, the Broncos are A LOT tougher and funny thing is people don’t realize it because they look at the past to much.

  24. Here are the donkey fans, already with the injury excuses. Hey, maybe megahead can get the rules changed for that too. The forehead’s legacy: get the rules changed to benefit him no matter which team he has to play.

  25. Let yhe chickenhawk fans talk themselves into a hole. Success is foreign to them. By midseason though, you will hear crickets from them and see a dearth of used seattle merchandise on ebay.

  26. Haha the seagals fans really think preseason is part of the regular season. Keep watching the nfl, you’re doing a great job.

    Bye, pft is the best football site, right PEDHawks fans?

  27. They’ve already played the Super Bowl for this season? Oh, you’re talking about LAST season. Hey, the Packers won back to back Super Bowls……in the 60’s. Means about the same for this year sport

    Uhhhh no.

    Niner fans talking about Superbowls 30 years ago is a good analogy.

    But the Hawks are the CURRNT SUPERBOWL CHAMPS!

    Remember, when they embarrassed your team?

    WE ARE THE CHAMPS. That you hope to win it on the future means zip.

    43-8

    43 to flipping 8

    Wow.

  28. Seattle fans just want to be recognized…not gonna happen until you string together a few more consecutive winning seasons and perhaps at least one legit SB. Until then, you’re still the official toilet paper of all NFL stadiums.

  29. misterseahawk says:
    Aug 17, 2014 7:33 PM
    This is why I don’t see Santa Clara winning more than 3-4 games this year. They’re vastly overrated. Seahawks by a mile are so much better at EVERY position. Santa Clara’s 1st team defense was a joke today. Hawk fans know we got this division in the bag. NO CHANCE Santa Clara wins more than 4 games this season!

    GO HAWKS!

    ——–

    Don’t worry I’ll be developing a new website for new football fans like yourself. I hope it’ll educate you as you continue your journey to understanding the game.

  30. Hold on, raider fans want to jump in on this too? You guys don’t have a pot to piss in.. Try to get relevant first.. Broncos, 49ers, Seahawks , ummm yea, raiders don’t belong in any of these conversations

  31. Top #1 for new football fans (Seahawks fans listen up): as Tim Ryan says, there is no game planning in preseason games.

    More tips to come so stay tuned.

    Btw, isn’t Pft the best site ever?

  32. I love watching all the Broncos hype…..then the disappointment, the look on Elway’s face was priceless during that Superbowl!

    The Superbowl last year was the most comical thing all year, watching the Seahawks just utterly destroy that predicted “perfect team.” I so hope it happens again this year!

  33. I know winning is a foreign concept to you folks up in Seattle, but congrats on winning your first Super Bowl. It took you 40 years, but you finally did it. If you want to go back in time I could bring up how Elway owned you, but you probably weren’t a fan back then.

  34. Not gonna hate too much on a preseason game. It is what it is. No game planning…just making roster decisions. Whoever the rogue Denver troll is, though…you do realize you got straight PUNKED in the SuperBowl from start to finish, right? I mean, you DO understand the difference between preseason and the SuperBowl, right?

  35. I’m not worried about that game in the slightest. It’s only preseason football. Now if this happens when we play the Broncos later on in the season then I might be a little worried. Having no Bowman’s gonna hurt us though, bet on that.

  36. Let yhe chickenhawk fans talk themselves into a hole. Success is foreign to them. By midseason though, you will hear crickets from them and see a dearth of used seattle merchandise on ebay

    Uhmmmm

    You do realize “a dearth of used Seattle merchandise” means “scarce” or “absence of”, right?

    43-8

  37. Newsflash for Santa Clara and Broncos fans: Russell Wilson is already better than Steve Young and after the repeat, John Elway!

    GO HAWKS!

  38. Gotta love all the Seagull fans that claim to be lifelong fans but don’t even know the Seagulls used to play in the AFC West… OHHH you’re only 12 yrs old? Now it makes sense!

  39. scw1993 says:
    Aug 17, 2014 7:39 PM

    Here are the donkey fans, already with the injury excuses. Hey, maybe megahead can get the rules changed for that too. The forehead’s legacy: get the rules changed to benefit him no matter which team he has to play.
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    Nobody changed the rules, they just decided to enforce them as written after the Seahawks decided to ignore them last year and were caught on video saying it.

    Can’t wait to see the impact this will have on the Seahawks as well as having the Super Bowl Champion target on their backs every week.

    They look like a wild card team at best right now.

  40. Not bitter my friend. I’m happy. See ravens fans were running their mouths after the playoff loss the year before. Then they came to Denver week 1 and Peyton dropped 7 td’s on them. It’s going to happen to you also.

  41. I’m not worried about that game in the slightest. It’s only preseason football. Now if this happens when we play the Broncos later on in the season then I might be a little worried. Having no Bowman’s gonna hurt us though, bet on that

    This.

    SC didn’t have Justin Smith, the key to their defense.

    Broncos are so embarrassed they want to count preseason as significant.

    43-8

  42. Two games in against the “class of the NFC”… two wins. One an absolute thumping in the Niners in their shiny new digs.

    Preseason games don’t count… but they do matter.

  43. Two games in against the “class of the NFC”… two wins. One an absolute thumping in the Niners in their shiny new digs.

    Preseason games don’t count… but they do matter

    No doubt.

    After get embarrassed by 35 in the biggest game of the year, EVERY game counts, even if it takes leaving your 2s in while others put in their 3s and 4s.

    43-8

  44. Keep running your mouth, “realitycheck”.

    It will make the Seattle downfall, and your subsequent leap from that bandwagon all the more enjoyable.

  45. Keep running your mouth, “realitycheck”.

    It will make the Seattle downfall, and your subsequent leap from that bandwagon all the more enjoyable

    Sorry, there is ZERO chance Denver beats Hawks in front of the 12s.

    ZERO.

    SC and the NFC West worries me more than any AFC team.

  46. realitycheckbaby says:
    Aug 17, 2014 9:15

    Sorry, there is ZERO chance Denver beats Hawks in front of the 12s.

    ZERO.

    ——————

    That’s right… keep telling yourself that.

    We’ll see you soon.

  47. Funny, one Ravens fan said week 1 last year to “bet on the Ravens until you bleed”. He was just as confident as you are now Reality. They ended up 8-8.

    On a serious note, do you think you are a better team this year than last? Losing Clemons, Bryant, and Tate is going to affect you.

  48. Funny, one Ravens fan said week 1 last year to “bet on the Ravens until you bleed”. He was just as confident as you are now Reality. They ended up 8-8.

    On a serious note, do you think you are a better team this year than last? Losing Clemons, Bryant, and Tate is going to affect you

    Actually think we’ll be much better.

    Injuries are the key just as they are for everyone.

    The defense may or may not be as good, but Harvin>>>Tate, and our speed will be way better than last year.

    Defenses won’t be able to stack the box and Lynch and co. will have a big year.

    Plus Wilson just get better after the best first two years in the history of NFL QBs.

  49. I don’t know about other Niners and even broncos fans but I think it’s cute reading these “fear us” comments being made by Seasterisks fans. It’s unsolicited confirmation they worry about our teams.

  50. realitycheckbaby says:
    Aug 17, 2014 9:15

    Sorry, there is ZERO chance Denver beats Hawks in front of the 12s.

    ZERO.

    ——————

    That’s right… keep telling yourself that.

    We’ll see you soon.
    —————————————–
    Yes you will, in Seattle. I wonder how Manning’s audibles will work there??

    43-8

    Go Hawks

  51. Not bitter my friend. I’m happy. See ravens fans were running their mouths after the playoff loss the year before. Then they came to Denver week 1 and Peyton dropped 7 td’s on them. It’s going to happen to you also.
    ———————————–

    Ya and we saw how many Peyton “dropped” on Seattle the last time they played….and this time they play in the Link…

    Go Hawks!

  52. I don’t know about other Niners and even broncos fans but I think it’s cute reading these “fear us” comments being made by Seasterisks fans. It’s unsolicited confirmation they worry about our teams.
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    No, it is “unsolicited confirmation” the Hawks are Super Bowl Champs and embarrassed both teams last year.

    Santa Clara fans are funny!!!

    Go Hawks!

  53. @12thman84 seems like Denver fans wouldn’t be so obtuse after the 12s impact on the SB.

    Wait until they witness it in person.

    Let me guess what the NFLs “emphasis” will be next year…

    Crowd noise.

  54. Reality Check infant – I understand why Hawk fans are so classless about winning a SB – ESPECIALLY against their biggest dominators, the Denver Broncos. No other team has beaten the Squawks as many times as the Broncos have. They’ve played 52 games head-to-head and the Squawks have only won 18 of those encounters against their dominators. In fact, over the years, no other team has scored more points on the SeaChickens than the mighty Broncos – 1,222 to be precise. So maybe saying you guys are classless SB winners is unfair, maybe it’s just that you are sore losers?

  55. Reality Check infant – I understand why Hawk fans are so classless about winning a SB – ESPECIALLY against their biggest dominators, the Denver Broncos. No other team has beaten the Squawks as many times as the Broncos have. They’ve played 52 games head-to-head and the Squawks have only won 18 of those encounters against their dominators. In fact, over the years, no other team has scored more points on the SeaChickens than the mighty Broncos – 1,222 to be precise. So maybe saying you guys are classless SB winners is unfair, maybe it’s just that you are sore losers

    I know.

    But what’s our records in Superbowl games?

    What’s our record with Manning as QB?

    What’s our record THIS DECADE???

    I bet you were really cool in high school. Too bad it had to end and the real world had to start

  56. bronco1st says:
    Aug 17, 2014 10:07 PM
    Reality Check infant – I understand why Hawk fans are so classless about winning a SB – ESPECIALLY against their biggest dominators, the Denver Broncos. No other team has beaten the Squawks as many times as the Broncos have. They’ve played 52 games head-to-head and the Squawks have only won 18 of those encounters against their dominators. In fact, over the years, no other team has scored more points on the SeaChickens than the mighty Broncos – 1,222 to be precise.

    *******************
    You got LUCKY. The other AFC West teams too got LUCKY, we were saddled from 1988 to 1996 by a bad carpetbagging SF-area owner, Ken Behring. Your team FEASTED on us with a bunch of cheap easy wins during that time. I suppose you gloat about that.

    Your precious Horseface Elway didn’t have it so easy against us when the Nordstroms were the owners or when Chuck Knox was our coach. That Super Bowl THUMPING you experienced was well-deserved retribution for all those cheap Behring-era wins you ran up on us, and I’m happy that Horseface got to see it live now that we’re under better ownership 🙂

  57. Wow! That Santa Clara team is off to a rough start!! Another piece of trivia…How many points did the Santa Clara 49ers score in their first game ever?! Umm, that answer is 0! Goose egg! Nada!! BAAhaaahaaaa!!!!

  58. As a Niner fan that was embarrassing. ..pre season yes but please score a touchdown….Seahawk fans…in all honesty I think you guys comment more on Niners articles then your own…No true Niner fan takes your team or your po dunk lame town seriously. .I know its hard being in our shadow but our rivals are the Cowboys and the Packers not you lame turds from a lame city..Your quest to be relevent is obvious to everyone..One SB in 50 years congrats guys now run off to camping world theres a huge sale on flannels and hiking boots..Even when we lose we move the needle more then you..I know its tough being the fan of a second class team in a second class city…but hey it is what it is..Are you just mad cause Santa Clara is just another city 99% of Americans would rather live in than podunk Seattle……???? Keep trying posers

  59. I know that this may not make financial sense but I think it would be alot more special if the new stadiums didn’t play preseason games and the first real time we see it is during the regular season.

  60. Your record is Super Bowls? Your record is still 1-1. That means in 40 years….you’ve been there twice. No wonder you guys can’t act like you’ve been there before, you haven’t.

  61. Reality…..You are counting on Percy Harvin? Really? REALLY? That’s funny man, you need a dose of your own name. The Reality is Harvin is bi-polar. Notice you never hear anything about his migraines? Why is that? You should feel blessed if he plays 5 games this year.

  62. You may discount the final result because it’s preseason, but everyone in Santa Clara should be concerned about the team’s lack of ability to score points. You have one FG to show for 2 games.

  63. Still no touchdowns for the 49ers huh? They’ll get one against the Chargers maybe. And then a 49 will have the 5th TD ever in Pants Town.

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