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.
While noting the 49ers lost to two very good teams in the Seahawks and Colts the last two weeks, Madden said those games exposed another 49er weakness.
Not only did the 49ers give up big plays on defense and make costly penalties, the Colts swarmed Colin Kaepernick at every chance and their secondary didn’t let the 49ers find anything easy down field.
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.
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.