The scene: Tied 0-0, the Colts take over at the 49ers 20-yard line on the game’s opening possession.
The anatomy of the drive: 7 plays, for 80 yards in 3:40.
Key play: The Colts opening drive had a great pace to it with the Colts mixing in the run and the pass as
The score: On Trent Richardson’s first touch in a Colts uniform he followed a gaping hole into the end zone. The Colts came out in a four tight end set (
Andrew Luck’s six-yard touchdown run
The scene: Up 13-7, the Colts took over at their own 20-yard line with 11:14 to go in the fourth quarter.
The anatomy of the drive: 11 plays, for 80 yards in 7:01.
Key play: The Colts longest drive of the afternoon virtually sealed the victory.
The score: The Colts came out in an offset I-formation with T.Y. Hilton the lone wide receiver to the left side of the field, which was also the short side of the field. On the snap, Luck faked a run to Bradshaw and thanks to Hilton dragging his cornerback to the middle of the field, No. 12 jogged untouched into the end zone.
Ahmad Bradshaw’s 1-yard touchdown run
The scene: Up 20-7, the Colts took over at the 49ers eight-yard line with 3:51 remaining.
The anatomy of the drive: 3 plays, for 8 yards in 0:56.
Key play: The drive was set up on a forced fumble by inside linebacker
The score: It was a third-and-goal from the 49ers one-yard line and Bradshaw put the finishing touches on the Colts 27-7 road victory. Bradshaw had 62 rushing yards after halftime and the final yard came from another offset I-formation. Bradshaw took the handoff and similar to Richardson’s touchdown, No. 44 followed the right side of the formation, and an impressive block from Joe Reitz (tackle eligible tight end), into the end zone.