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.
The San Francisco 49ers have committed 23 penalties in their first two games for 206 yards, 12 of those for 121 yards against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday. They were flagged for two personal fouls and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the fourth quarter.
Reporters pressed him with questions anyway related to San Francisco and the late hit on Colin Kaepernick. Asked if he had received word from the NFL on a potential fine, Clay Matthews said he wasn’t going to discuss the topic.
Jim Harbaugh offered a parting shot at Packers linebacker Clay Matthews: Slapping is not the tough-guy way.
Colt McCoy said Sunday night that he restructured his contract for the season, and coach Jim Harbaugh named the quarterback San Francisco’s backup behind Colin Kaepernick despite an inconsistent preseason.