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Manning shines in short stint on the field as Broncos beat 49ers 34-0 in Levi's Stadium debut

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) signals at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) passes as San Francisco 49ers defensive end Cornellius Carradine (95) applies pressure during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, left, talks with side judge Clay Reynard during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, fans at Levi's Stadium watch as the San Francisco 49ers play the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium.

The 38-year-old Manning, beginning his 17th season after throwing for an NFL-record 55 touchdowns last year, completed 12 of 14 passes for 102 yards and a 120.8 rating. He was 8 for 8 on Denver's second drive, then backup Brock Osweiler took over and threw for a score and led another touchdown drive in a preseason matchup of the past two Super Bowl losers.

Colin Kaepernick went 5 for 9 for 39 yards in his two series before a sellout crowd at the team's flashy new digs in the heart of Silicon Valley. Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes beat the Seattle Sounders in the stadium's first sporting event Aug. 1.

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