The 49ers were looking to have a happy homecoming after being dismantled in Seattle a week ago but internal problems, injuries and moreover, the Indianapolis Colts interrupted the party plans that were tenuous at best going into the game.
The 49ers had one drive in the first half for 91 yards that resulted in a touchdown, answering the Colts’ Trent Richardson touchdown that opened the game on thte Colts’ first possession.
After that, the 49ers, playing without TE Vernon Davis, weren’t able to sustain a drive of more that 7 plays until the last 10-play drive which resulted in an interception to end what was a pitiful performance by the 49ers.
“There’s no one thing, we just didn’t execute the offense,” 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick said.
Kaepernick was 13 for 27 for 150 yards with an interception and a fumble. .
Frank Gore ran for 82 yards, which was 22 more yards than he had in the first two games combined.
Meanwhile, a poised Andrew Luck, facing his former Stanford college coach, was masterfully handling the Colts’ offense.
Luck threw for 164 yards on 18 for 27 passing efficiency and scored a six-yard touchdown on a naked bootleg early in the fourth quarter, capping off an 11-play, 80-yard drive to make the score 20-7 with under five minutes left to play.
“It’s one of those signature wins you look back on and say it helped build a program,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said.
It’s back to the drawing board for the 49ers who, at 1-2, have issues with many things, on and off the field.
Adding insult to injury, they have a short week in trying to get ready for a road game in St. Louis on Thursday night.
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