The offense in Oakland is no great unit, but the Raiders will only go as far as their defense takes them in 2013.
For an NFL team to be playoff caliber, it needs to win most of its games at home and find victory half the time on the road: the Raiders are winless this year away from the Coliseum.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passed for 199 yards and ran for 63 more and a touchdown in leading San Francisco to a 31-17 road victory over the Titans Sunday.
With the Colts and Broncos squaring off this week on Sunday Night Football, some are wondering if Indy, at home with a 4-2 record, can deal the juggernaut Broncos their very first loss of the season. Is this the week Denver falls?
The San Diego Chargers held quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts to three field goals in a 19-9 Chargers win Monday night. “It looks like the Colts were thinking that our next game is against the Denver Broncos,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The San Francisco 49ers were embarrassed for the second week in a row, this time at home in a 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. “It looked like the fifth and sixth quarter of the Seattle game (last week),” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The defense fought hard, but in the end could not hold up. With no help from the offensive side of the ball, the defense was fighting a losing battle, and the result was another resounding loss. This time though, its to a team, that San Francisco figured to beat. While there is reason to be concerned, the 49ers will be alright, and still on track for their 2013 goals.
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.