After struggling against the Raiders and dropping one to the Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts had a lot to prove in week 3. Going into Sunday as the underdogs, the Colts worked together to upset the San Francisco 49ers, 27-7. Not only did the Colts take the win, but they did it at Candlestick Park.
The Colts were the first to score when newly acquired running back, Trent Richardson, ran for a 1-yard touchdown. The 49ers answered back to tie the game late in the first quarter with a 13-yard touchdown run by RB Kendall Hunter. From that moment on, the Colts controlled the game and shut out the 49ers.
The Colts took back their lead with an Adam Vinatieri field goal in the second quarter. The Colts headed to the locker room ahead 10-7.
The second half was all about the Colts as their defense staved off another score from San Francisco. Colts DE Cory Redding and OLB Robert Mathis joined forces to get the ball back into Luck’s hands as they sacked Kaepernick early in the fourth quarter. The following drive ended in a Luck touchdown as he ran for 6 yards into the endzone, putting the Colts up 20-7
ILB Jerrell Freeman followed suit by sacking Kaepernick, forcing a fumble recovered by Indianapolis. The Colts capitalized on the turnover as RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed in for a 1-yard touchdown to extend the Colts’ lead to 27-7.
Given less than three minutes on the clock, the 49ers were forced to face the fact that they would become 1-2. The 49ers go on to face the Rams (1-2) at Edward Jones Dome in St. Loius.
The Colts (2-1) travel to Jacksonville to take on their division rivals, the Jaguars (0-3).