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Colts Defeat 49ers, 23-17

The Indianapolis Colts (1-1) are playing host to the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) in today's preseason Week 3 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. Follow along here for live in-game updates.


INDIANAPOLIS — It's time for the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) to take on the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) in today's preseason matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Be sure to follow along here for live in-game updates:


— Injury updates: Defensive end John Simon (neck) and safety Ronald Martin (shoulder) are both out. We'll keep an eye on Simon's injury, specifically, as it was a neck injury that ended his season last year.

— Nick Mullens' first snap at quarterback for the 49ers … not great. The ball is fumbled and Ryan Delaire falls on it at the San Francisco 9-yard line. Phillip Walker now in at quarterback for the Colts, and they're at least able to take advantage with a 25-yard field goal off the foot of Michael Badgley. Indy now leads 17-9 with 9:03 left in the fourth quarter.

— Badgley with the 51-yard field goal. He's been really good during training camp and the preseason, and should get looks elsewhere once the regular season begins. Colts lead 20-9.

— The 49ers find the end zone with a one-yard touchdown run. After a roughing-the-passer penalty on a failed two-point attempt, San Francisco makes Indy pay by running it in on their second try. It's 20-17 with 4:07 left in the fourth quarter.

— Badgley with the 40-yard field goal, and the Colts lead 23-17 with 1:10 left. 49ers have no timeouts left; Colts have two. It was an eight-play, 53-yard drive that took 2:57 off the clock.

— FINAL: The Colts defeat the 49ers, 23-17. Ryan Delaire comes on with his second sack of the day, and on the next play, rookie safety George Odum logs the game-sealing interception.


— The Colts begin the third quarter with their starting defensive unit, only without free safety Malik Hooker, who was going to be on a pitch count today anyway due to this being his 2018 debut after coming back from knee surgery.

— The Indy defense forces a punt on the 49ers opening drive of the second half, and Denzelle Good takes the field at right tackle for this first drive of the second half for the Colts. Good is making his 2018 debut after missing the first couple games with a hamstring injury.

— Jacoby Brissett, hit hard while he's throwing, finds Seantavius Jones over the top down the sideline for a 53-yard pass. Two plays later, Christine Michael punches it in from two yards out. Brissett was crushed but delivered an absolute dime to the speedy wideout. The Colts take a 14-9 lead late into the third quarter.

— At the end of the third quarter, the Colts lead the 49ers, 14-9.


— Welcome back, Malik Hooker. He breaks up a potential touchdown pass to Cole Hikutini in the end zone to force a third and long. Hooker is making his 2018 debut after suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 7 last season. The end result for the 49ers is a 37-yard Robbie Gould field goal to give them a 3-0 lead with 13:37 left in the half.

— On 4th and 1, the 49ers bite hard on the play action fake, and Andrew Luck finds tight end Darrell Daniels all alone on the right side of the field for a 16-yard pickup. Then, on 3rd and 13, Luck scrambles for 15-yard gain. It all leads to a 15-yard touchdown pass from Luck to tight end Eric Ebron, as the Colts take their first lead of the ballgame, 7-3, 8:47 left in the second quarter. It was a 10-play (plus one penalty), 75-yard drive that took 4:50 off the clock, and is the first-team offense's first touchdown of the preseason.

— Darius Leonard nearly gets what could've amounted to a pick-six on a 3rd-down situation inside the Indianapolis 15-yard line, but the ball falls to the turf. Robbie Gould adds a 27-yard field goal, and the Colts now lead, 7-6, with 1:03 left in the second quarter. Leonard has really played outstanding out in space this preseason, much like we were told he would coming out of the college game.

— Jacoby Brissett enters the game for the Colts with 1:03 left in the first quarter. Andrew Luck with an efficient day, even with a not-so-great performance from the running backs. Luck completed 8-of-10 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, and also runs the ball four times for 27 yards.

— At halftime, the Colts lead the 49ers, 7-6.


— Colts show a starting offensive line look of Joe Haeg (left tackle), Quenton Nelson (left guard), Ryan Kelly (center), Braden Smith (right guard) and Austin Howard (right tackle). Jordan Wilkins also gets his first start at running back. Hassan Ridgeway gets the start in place of Denico Autry (ankle) at the three-tech for the defensive line.

— After a three-and-out that ends in a sack on the Colts' opening drive, J'Marcus Webb replaces Howard at right tackle. The Indy defense forces a punt on the 49ers' opening drive, but the Colts' second offensive drive doesn't go much better; they're forced to punt again after getting just one first down on an 11-yard pass from Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton.

— The Colts catch a break, as the 49ers, on their second offensive drive, can't convert on 3rd and 2 from the Indy 7-yard line, and then see San Francisco's pass attempt on 4th and 2 fall to the turf. Turnover on downs.

— At the end of the first quarter, we're scoreless here in Indy.


— The 49ers win the opening coin toss; defers to the second half. Opening kickoff headed the Colts' way. Tails never fails.

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