Andrew Luck threw for 164 yards and ran for a 6-yard touchdown while facing college coach Jim Harbaugh for the first time, as the Indianapolis Colts beat the 49ers on Sunday.
Emotions aside for players and coaches with both the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts, here are five things to watch for Sunday when the two teams face off for the first time since 2010 on Sunday at Candlestick Park at 1:15 p.m. on KPIX 5.
Jim Harbaugh spent the better part of two seasons building gameplans tailored to the strengths of Andrew Luck, who more often than not executed his coach’s schemes.
The San Francisco 49ers play the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Sunday in a game featuring a former Stanford coach, Jim Harbaugh, and his star college quarterback, Andrew Luck. “Andrew Luck and that Colt offense, they can play,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
They will be reunited as opponents Sunday, finding themselves in the strange position of game-planning against each other in Week 3 while trying to bounce back from tough losses.
When Vernon Davis and Jim Harbaugh eye the Colts sideline this Sunday, they will each look a little differently at a player looking back at them. There are two members of the opposition that have close ties to the two, and should make for some interesting football come Sunday.
San Francisco welcomes second year sensation Andrew Luck to Candlestick in this Week 3 match up. After leading the Colts to the playoffs as a rookie, Luck is back in his second year to show that he is the real deal. He has weapons around him on offense and a respectable defense, but there is no secret that he is the heart and soul of this team, and they key to their success week in and week out.
Andrew Luck ran 19 yards for the winning touchdown Sunday, giving Indianapolis a 21-17 season-opening victory over Oakland.
The Oakland Raiders are going to face a tough opponent in week 1 of the 2013 NFL season. With a team like the Colts who went to the playoffs last year, the Raiders will have to keep an eye on key players in order to come out on top on this match.
Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.