Colts 27, San Francisco 7
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
Kaepernick hit Boldin for a first down to the 23. Kaepernick scrambled for four yards when the pocket collapsed. Gore had a first-down-converting reception on the first play after the two-minute warning. On fourth-and-four from the 43, SF converted a first down just inside Colts territory. Kaepernick and Celek hit down the middle of the field to the Colts’ 21.
Bradshaw ran to the SF five on first down, then he dived to the 49ers’ one. On third-and-goal, Bradshaw ran off right guard for the touchdown. Colts 27, San Francisco 7.
SF started at its 11 after a short kickoff return. Kaepernick was incomplete on first and second down. On third-and-10, Freeman sacked Kaepernick and forced a fumble that
Richardson gained no yards on a first-down rush. Luck and Hilton hit for five yards on a quick screen. Luck and DHB hit a quick in-route for seven yards and a first down. Bradshaw made short yardage off right guard, making it second-and-nine. The Colts picked up a first down when SF interfered with DHB at the Colts’ 42. Richardson ran off right tackle for five yards. Richardson gained a yard on second down. On third-and-four, SF was hit for holding and a first down for the Colts at the SF 46. Bradshaw hit for seven yards up the middle on first down. Bradshaw on a delayed draw burst right for 27 yards. Bradshaw ran off left tackle for eight yards. Bradshaw was stacked up for a yard loss on second down. Luck ran a naked bootleg for six yards and a score with 4:13 to go. It was an 11-play, 80-yard drive that took 7:00. Colts 20, San Francisco 7.
Kaepernick and Garrett Celek missed down the middle of the field on a mid-range pass on first down. Indianapolis limited Hunter to four yards on a quick WR screen. On third-and-six, Mathis sacked Kaepernick to bring up fourth down. Indianapolis responded after SF started with good field position. Lee punted for a touchback.
Bradshaw gained eight yards on a delayed draw, then picked up for first down with a three-yard run to the 34. On a pitch right, Bradshaw found one yard. Luck under pressure could not connect with Richardson in the right flat. Luck was incomplete on third down. Vinatieri was wide left from 51 yards out into the wind.
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE
Richardson ran for three yards up the middle on first down. Bradshaw was caught for a loss on a delay to the left, bringing up third-and-nine. Luck and Wayne combined on a short completion that Wayne broke for 25 yards at the 34. Bradshaw ran in the middle for two. Luck found Wayne again for a first down, a gain of 19 yards to end the quarter.
Kaepernick stayed in the pocket on first down and threw incomplete. Boldin had an eight-yard catch to bring up a third-and-two. Bruce Miller converted a third down with a 10-yard catch. Kaepernick and Gore to the other flat converted an 11-yard pass for a first down.
Starting from the 20, Gore ran for seven yards on first down. He then rushed up the middle for six yards. Kaepernick hit Van McDonald for six yards and from the pistol offense, Gore was held for no gain up the middle.
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
Richardson ran left for seven yards. Wayne had a reception for no yards on a quick screen. On third-and-three, Luck and Bradshaw combined to the Colts’ 29 for a first down. Richardson went over center for four yards. Luck and Fleener hit for a first down to the 40. In a hurry-up mode,
SF started at its 20. Kaepernick rushed for three yards on first down, with an open-field tackle by
Gore rushed for three on first down and after a false start, Kaepernick tucked and ran for five yards to the 11. On third-and-seven,
Bradshaw gained short yardage on second down. On third-and-two, Bradshaw was stopped short off left guard for fourth down. McAfee punted 46 yards to the SF eight.
FIRST QUARTER UPDATE
Bradshaw gained four yards to start the drive. He converted a first down with a run off left tackles to the 37. Bradshaw hit off right tackle for six yards to end the quarter.
Gore burst for five yards on first down, then hit for one. Kaepernick was incomplete on third down. Lee punted rugby style to the Colts’ 20.
From their 20, the Colts gained nothing on their first two plays. On third-and-10, Luck was sacked at his 13. McAfee punted 51 yards, but SF returned the punt to midfield.
Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin hit for 14 yards on first down.
Frank Gore rushed for seven to the 20 and Colin Kaepernick was incomplete on second down. The Colts stacked up Gore short of the first down to end the drive. Andy Lee punted 47 yards to the Colts’ 31.
Starting from their 20 after a touchback, the Colts benefited from two San Francisco penalties (personal foul and pass interference) to reach the 47. Luck hit
San Francisco won the coin toss and deferred. Indianapolis will receive.
The high in San Francisco will be 66 degrees, and the sun is brilliant.
COLTS GAME-DAY DEACTIVATIONS:
EXPECTED LINEUP CHANGES FOR COLTS:
Delano Howell at FS for LaRon Landry
COLTS PRE-GAME NOTES:
This is the final time the Colts will appear in Candlestick Park, and the club is 1-3 all-time in the historic venue.
The Colts earned a 28-3 victory on October 9, 2005 in their last visit to Candlestick Park. Indianapolis dropped a controversial 34-31 decision there in 2005 in the first game when Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison collaborated with three touchdown pass plays.
The Colts were 9-8 in Kezar Stadium and own a 24-18 series edge on the 49ers.
Both teams are trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time under their respective head coaches. The Colts are 5-0 under Chuck Pagano in bounce-back games, while San Francisco is 7-0 under Jim Harbaugh.
Jim Harbaugh is the fifth former Colts player that Indianapolis has faced as an opposing head coach. The others are Don Shula (Miami), Raymond Berry (New England), Ray Perkins (New York Giants, Tampa Bay) and Tom Cable (Oakland). Shula and Berry are Hall-of-Famers, while Cable was a 1987 replacement player for the Colts.
From 1984-present, the Colts have earned a 243-222 (.523) record, with 17 winning seasons, 15 playoff appearances and 12 10-win seasons.
CBS VOICES TALK LUCK – The Colts have the lead broadcast crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms for the San Francisco game. It represents the third time during the
“There’s nothing I can say about the young quarterbacks that hasn’t already been said. They’re more prepared now coming into the NFL,” said Simms of the 2012 newcomers that include Luck and Colin Kaepernick. “We all know that the NFL systems make it easier for these guys to make a transition into the league. There are a lot of young (quarterbacks) in the league that are having success.”
PHIL SIMMS (on Luck and Kaepernick, Indianapolis vs. San Francisco)
“San Francisco is probably the better team right now. But just watching Andrew Luck the first two weeks, it’s evident that the experience he gained last year already shows in his first two games. He’s very decisive, very strong, does so many things well. And if he has a day where he’s really striping the football, putting it on the money, then you know it’s going to be fun to watch…It’s just two games, but I like what I’ve seen. They give him everything. He gets to move. He’s throwing it short, still throwing it down the field. It’s a really good offense for Andrew Luck.”
DAN FOUTS (on Luck and Kaepernick, Indianapolis vs. San Francisco and after having seen Luck last Sunday against Miami)
“The key word is ‘young.’ It’s going to be a challenging season for all of them because coaches now have them on tape and have been able to study them looking at their strengths and weaknesses. The name of the game is adjustments. And the question is, ‘How will these young quarterbacks adjust to how defenses are playing them this year as opposed to last year?’ ”
Since 2003, the Colts are 24-10 in September, the NFL’s best record.
The Colts opened the season with 19 new players on roster, with 10 of those players arriving through veteran free agency. The total of new players now on the active roster totals 21.
The Colts were 9-1 in games decided by seven points or less last year, the most number of such games by a team in 2012. Indianapolis has won nine of its last 10 games decided by seven points or less, 1-1 in 2013.
The Colts did not lose consecutive games all last season, marking the ninth such season in franchise history (1964, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1999, 2003, 2012).
The Colts are 43-3 since 1998 in games without a turnover. Since 2000, the team is 40-2 in such outings.
In 2012, Andrew Luck (339-of-627 passing for 4,374 and 23 TDs) had six 300 games, the NFL rookie record and also set league rookie marks in attempts and yards.
Luck (23) was one of a handful of rookie quarterbacks to throw 20 or more touchdown passes (26, Peyton Manning, 1998; 26, Russell Wilson, 2012; 22, Charlie Conerly, 1948; 21, Cam Newton, 2011; 20, Dan Marino, 1983; 20, Andy Dalton, 2011, 20, Robert Griffin III, 2012).
Luck took every snap in 2012 (1,109) and has taken 1,234 consecutive snaps to rank among the best accomplished by Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks (1,631, Peyton Manning; 1,590, Manning (a career-opening total); 1,459, Manning; 1,400, Manning; 1,205, Manning; 1,088 Manning).
Last year, Luck produced seven wins in fourth-quarter or overtime fashion, tying the NFL seasonal record done six other times, including in 1999 and 2009 by Manning. His seven in a single season tied for the most by a veteran or rookie QB since at least 1970. With his sixth comeback win, he snapped the record he shared with Ben Roethlisberger (2004) and Vince Young (2006). The comeback performances came against Minnesota, Green Bay, at Tennessee, Miami, at Detroit, vs. Tennessee and at Kansas City.
The NFL post-merger record for rookie starting wins is 13 by Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco had 11 in 2008. Luck and Russell Wilson had 11 in 2012, while Kyle Orton had 10 in 2005.
Luck had his eighth fourth-quarter comeback win vs. Oakland, the most ever accomplished by an NFL QB in the first 17 games of a career.
Luck had a career-best streak of 164 straight passes without an interception end vs. Miami 9/15/13.
Luck’s 19t run vs. Oakland tied the 7th-longest ever done by a Colts QB (43t, George Taliaferro vs. Rams 11/22/53; 33t, Peyton Manning at Buffalo, 11/4/01; 32t, Bert Jones at NYJ 10/20/74; 29t, Chris Chandler vs. NYJ 11/6/88; 21t, George Shaw vs. SF 11/27/55; 20t, Marty Domres vs. NYJ 11/16/75; 19t, Jones at Buffalo 11/9/75).
Under Luck, the Colts have opened games three times with two TD drives – 10/21/12 vs. Cleveland; 11/18/12 at New England; 9/8/13 vs. Oakland.
With a TD pass vs. Miami 9/15/13, Luck has nine straight games with a scoring pass.
Reggie Wayne has scored at least one TD in six of the last seven season openers.
Reggie Wayne has receptions in 114 straight games. He leads active NFL receivers with 184 career games played. Wayne (145) is one of six Colts ever to start more than 100 consecutive games (208, Peyton Manning; 115, C-Ken Mendenhall; 104, DE-Fred Cook; 102, DB-Jason Belser; 101, OT-Tarik Glenn).
Wayne (981, 13,205) is 10th in NFL career receptions. The player ahead of Wayne is Randy Moss (982, 9th). He is 12th in NFL reception yards. Next on the yardage list is Torry Holt (13,382, 11th).
Against Green Bay on 10/7/12, Wayne (13-212, 1 TD) produced his highest yardage day (200 vs. Dallas 12/5/10) and became the first Colts receiver with two career 200 regular-season games. His yardage ranked only behind Raymond Berry (224 at Washington 11/10/57) and it was the fifth 200 game in club regular-season history (224, Berry; 212, Wayne; 210, Roger Carr at NY Jets 10/24/76; 203, Reggie Langhorne at Washington 11/7/93; 200, Wayne). Wayne became only the seventh player since 1990 to have a 200 game in a 10th career season or later (James Lofton, Irving Fryar, Jerry Rice, Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith, Terrell Owens (2), Wayne (2)).
He earned the AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time in his career.
The Colts are 29-12 when Wayne tops 100 reception yards, 22-12 when he has at least eight receptions, 57-13 when he scores a touchdown, 24-9 when holds 15.0 reception average.
Wayne (79) ranks third in Colts history in career touchdowns (128, Marvin Harrison; 113, Lenny Moore). His 79 touchdown receptions are second-most to Harrison (128).
Wayne is set to become the 11th NFL player with 13,000 career reception yards and 80 career TD receptions:
PLAYERS WITH 13,000 CAREER YARDS /80 TD RECEPTIONS
79* Needs 1 TD to join
Players with 13,000 yards and not 80 TDs: James Lofton* (14,004), Henry Ellard (13,777), Torry Holt (13,382)
Players with 80 TDs and not 13,000 yards: Don Hutson* (99), Don Maynard* (88), Lance Alworth* (85), Hines Ward (85), Paul Warfield* (85), Andre Rison (84), Tommy McDonald* (84), Irving Fryar (84), Mark Clayton (84), Antonio Gates (83), Art Powell (81).
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
Wayne has 13,200 career scrimmage yards, second in Colts history (14,608, Marvin Harrison; 12,065, Edgerrin James).
Wayne has three or more receptions in a league-record 66 straight games, snapping the previous best of Cris Carter (58, 1993-97). Wayne has receptions in 185 of 191 career games. He has multiple receptions in 180 outings and three or more receptions in 161 contests.
Wayne had an 84.7 yardage average in 2012. His career-best was 94.4 in 2007. The only two times in franchise history when a player held a 100.0-yard average were 1999 (Marvin Harrison, 103.9) and 2002 (Harrison, 107.6).
Wayne (1,355) produced his eighth 1,000-yard season in 2012. Reaching that plateau tied him with Marvin Harrison (8, 1999-2006) for the club record. Wayne had seven consecutive from 2004-10, the second-longest consecutive streak in franchise history.
Last year, Wayne produced his sixth 1,200-yardage season (1,510, 2007; 1,355, 2010; 1,355, 2012; 1,310, 2006; 1,264, 2009; 1,210, 2004). It tied him with Harrison for the club record and tied him with Harrison and Torry Holt for third-most in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (11) and Randy Moss (8).
Wayne (13,205) is one of 14 players (two active) to reach the 13,000-yard plateau (22,895, Jerry Rice; 15,934, Terrell Owens; 15,292, Randy Moss; 15,208, Isaac Bruce; 14,934, Tim Brown; 14,580, Marvin Harrison; 14,337, Tony Gonzalez; 14,004, James Lofton; 13,899, Cris Carter; 13,777, Henry Ellard; 13,382, Torry Holt; 13,198, Andre Reed; 13,089, Steve Largent).
Last year, Wayne (106) produced his fourth 100 -catch season. He had 104 in 2007, 100 in 2009 and 111 in 2010. Wayne tied Marvin Harrison (115, 1999; 102, 2000; 109, 2001; 143, 2002) for the club record. Jerry Rice and Brandon Marshall have four 100 -reception seasons, while Wes Welker has a league-record five.
Wayne has led the team in receptions seven times, ranking behind Marvin Harrison (9) and Raymond Berry (8) in club history. Wayne has done it the last six seasons, tying Harrison’s (6, 1999-04) club mark for the most consecutive seasons leading the team.
The Green Bay game on 10/7/12 was Wayne’s 15th with 10 receptions, one behind Marvin Harrison’s club record. At 19, Andre Johnson is the NFL leader, while Wes Welker has 18. Jerry Rice did it 17 times. Harrison (16) and Brandon Marshall (16) are tied for fourth-most. Wayne is sixth. Wayne (2007-08) is tied with Johnson (2008) and Brett Perriman (1995) for the NFL lead with three straight games with 10 catches.
Against Green Bay on 10/7/12, Wayne became the 16th NFL player with 40 career 100 games (76, Jerry Rice; 64, Randy Moss (active); 59, Marvin Harrison, 51, Terrell Owens; 50, Don Maynard; 47, Torry Holt; 47, Michael Irvin; 46, Jimmy Smith; 45, Isaac Bruce; 43, Tim Brown; 43, James Lofton; 42, Cris Carter; 41, Lance Alworth; 40, Steve Largent; 40, Steve Smith (active)). Rice, Maynard, Irvin, Lofton, Alworth and Largent are Hall-of-Famers.
Wayne has more than 100 receptions against each AFC South foe (133, Jacksonville; 124, Houston; 103, Tennessee). It makes Wayne the eighth player with 100 or more receptions against three or more teams. He joins Tim Brown, Andre Reed and Cris Carter (who did it against four opponents), as well as Art Monk, Jerry Rice, Rod Smith and Hines Ward.
Antoine Bethea had 11 tackles vs. Oakland and eight vs. Miami and has 833 for his career. Bethea is one of six Indianapolis Colts to top 700 career tackles (1,149 Jeff Herrod; 1,052, Duane Bickett; 785, Jason Belser; 754, Gary Brackett, 744, Eugene Daniel).
Bethea ranks first among active NFL safeties with 82 consecutive starts.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri has scored in the last 148 consecutive games.
His 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left against Minnesota on 9/16/12 was the 24th game-winning kick of his career.
Vinatieri has 503 career field goal attempts, 10th in NFL history (Jason Elam is ninth at 540). Vinatieri (720) is in fourth-place in Colts career scoring (995, Mike Vanderjagt; 783, Dean Biasucci; 778, Marvin Harrison).
Vinatieri has 1,158 points with New England and with 720 with the Colts, he is one of only three players with 700-plus points with two different teams (Morten Andersen – 1,318 with New Orleans and 806 with Atlanta; John Carney – 1,076 with San Diego and 768 with New Orleans).
Vinatieri (1,878) is 9th in NFL career scoring (2,544, Morten Andersen; 2,434, Gary Anderson; 2,150, Jason Hanson; 2,062, John Carney; 2,004, Matt Stover; 2,002, George Blanda; 1,983, Jason Elam; 1,970, John Kasay).
Vinatieri has eight field goals from the 50 -range, third-most in club history (18, Dean Biasucci; 14, Mike Vanderjagt).
Vinatieri has 15 career 100-plus point seasons. He has five with the Colts, second to Mike Vanderjagt (8). Vinatieri has passed Morten Andersen (14) and Gary Anderson (14) for the second-most 100-point seasons. The NFL leader is Jason Elam (16).
Last year, linebacker Jerrell Freeman topped the club in tackles in each of the first seven games before the streak ended. Freeman topped the team in tackles in 13 games. Freeman (203) became the second Colts player in the Indianapolis era to have a 200-tackle season, and his total is the all-time best (200, Jeff Herrod, 1994; 192, Cliff Odom, 1985).
Freeman had his first career multiple-sack game with 2.0 vs. Miami, the fourth undrafted free agent in the Indianapolis era to have a multiple-sack outing (2.0, Scott Virkus vs. Detroit 9/22/85; Tony Siragusa at Seattle 9/4/94; Eric Foster at Jacksonville 12/17/09).
Last year, T.Y. Hilton had five 100-yard games in 2012 to set the club rookie record. With 50-861, 7 TDs, Hilton was the 9th Colts rookie with 50 receptions (65, Bill Brooks, 1986; 64, Marvin Harrison, 1996; 62, Edgerrin James, 1999; 60, Austin Collie, 2009; 52, Andre Rison, 1989; 52, Marshall Faulk, 1994; 50, Randy McMillan, 1981; 50, Jerome Pathon, 1998). His yardage total ranked 2nd for Colts rookies (1,131, Brooks; 836, Harrison), and his touchdowns tied for third-most (8, Brooks and Harrison; 7, John Mackey and Collie).
He was 6-124 vs. Miami 9/15/13 for sixth career 100-plus game, and it marked a career-high yardage total.
Hilton was the 13th receiver taken in the 2012 draft. There were four selected in the first round, five in the second and three in the third before he was taken with the 92nd choice.
Against Buffalo on 11/25/12, Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and an eight-yard reception to become the first Colts player to record such scores in the same game in franchise history.
Last year, Tight end
Linebacker Robert Mathis (94.5) had an eight-game sack streak end at New England on 11/18/12. It tied his personal-best. In 2005, he set an NFL record with sacks in eight consecutive games to start a season. He has opened 2013 with sacks in the first two games.
Mathis has 21 career multiple-sack games, including two three-plus sack games. Mathis has four of the 17 double-digit sack seasons in club history.
Mathis can become 30th NFL player with 100 career sacks. Mathis has sacked 49 different quarterbacks. He has 68.5 against AFC teams and 26.0 against NFC teams.
Mathis has sacks in 75-of-149 career games and in 46-of-85 career starts. Mathis has sacks against all 31 teams.
In 2012, Pat McAfee (73-47.9, 40.3 net) set the club seasonal marks for gross and net average. McAfee has set the gross mark in each of the last two seasons (46.6, 2011). In setting the mark last year, he snapped the previous seasonal record of Rohn Stark (45.9, 1985). McAfee’s net average bested Stark’s previous record, and his 2011 had ranked second (39.3, Stark, 1992; 39.2, McAfee, 2011). McAfee had 26 punts inside the 20, tying Hunter Smith’s seasonal record (26, 2002).
There are 14 players in franchise history, nine in the Indianapolis era, to participate in at least 100 regular-season victories: 141 games, QB-Peyton Manning; 132, QB-John Unitas; 132, C-Jeff Saturday; 128, WR-Reggie Wayne; 127, TE-Justin Snow; 118, WR-Marvin Harrison; 114, P-Hunter Smith; 112, LB-Dwight Freeney; 109, P-David Lee; 108, OT-Ryan Diem; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, Robert Mathis; 106, DE-Ordell Braase; 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski.