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.
San Francisco will be breaking in a new starting nose tackle against the Colts, has yet to gain clearance for starting rookie safety Eric Reid and has three other key starters who either missed practice or were limited this week with injuries.
Family pride, bragging rights, even control of the dinner-table conversation. It’s all part of a high-stakes poker game in the first-ever head-to-head matchup between 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and Colts cornerback Vontae Davis.
The scoreboard is not the only place where the 49ers were beat up this past weekend. After a relatively injury free start to the season, there are several players who now fill up the injury report, but the news is not all bad. Their opponent has two very significant injuries, and this game will not be nearly as physical as the war that was the game against Seattle.
Coming off an embarrassing loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night, the San Francisco 49ers face the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Sunday afternoon. “You don’t have a lot of time to pout,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
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.
Trent Richardson will now get a crash course on the Colts’ offense and is likely to play this weekend at San Francisco.
In a stunning early-season move, the Cleveland Browns traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, a year after picking him in the first round.
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.