January 24 2018

Winners and Losers from 49ers overtime loss to Colts

January 24 2018, 01:58 | Sammy Rose

Frank Gore no longer 'bitter' about departure from 49ers

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore runs against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. Gore just keeps climbing the NFL’s career charts. He enters thi

On Sunday, they lost in overtime for the second straight week on a 51-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri with 1:38 left in the extra session.

This week, there is actually a very intriguing matchup between the 0-4 San Francisco 49ers and the 1-3 Indianapolis Colts.

With the victory, Indianapolis (2-3) avoided being swept by the NFC West.

If you want to watch this game on your phone, be sure to make use of NFL Mobile on Verizon so that you can view this game on your mobile device. Earlier, the 49ers got encouraging effort to keep the game close.

"I should have caught it, but at the end of the day we got the win and I was able to get a couple of other big plays". Additionally, I'll be going live on the Webzone's Facebook page at halftime for a short report. I didn't feel much wind today (from open window at stadium's north end). However, their last three losses have been by a combined eight points and have come against teams who defeated the Colts by a combined 68 points in the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals.

"You've got to have success to get the confidence", Shanahan said.

The 49ers will be looking to spoil Peyton Manning's special weekend in Indianapolis as they try to get their first win.

Quarterback Wentz tossed successful scoring passes to Trey Burton, Zach Ertz and Torrey Smith in the first quarter before picking out Nelson Agholor with a 72-yard throw in the third period to give the Eagles a third successive win. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 177 yards for the Colts. San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. Gore's total is 13,304.

Cornerbacks hurt: Rashard Robinson suffered from cramps and got victimized repeatedly on the Colts' initial overtime series. Coach Chuck Pagano has said the little things are hurting the Colts. He is unbelievable, and we got a lot of great plays from a lot of different guys. We all know the 49ers brought him in as a bridge until the team can find its future superstar quarterback.

There are times where it's not fun to see a stronger player embarrass a weaker one; however, Gentle Reader, we've passed the point of pity.

With the 49ers' run defense giving up just 3.3 yards per carry, there does not figure to be much room for Gore, so the Colts' focus should be pushing the ball downfield to Hilton and Moncrief. But then, San Francisco's dormant offense came alive, driving for two TDs to tie the game and send it to overtime.

FAST FACTS: San Francisco QB Brian Hoyer has 709 passing yards (354.5 per game) and four touchdowns against one interception in his past two games against the Colts. Gore rushed for his first 11,073 yards while spending the first 10 years of his career with the 49ers. Kittle had a potential touchdown catch go through his hands on a diving attempt on the first series. The 49ers, with one of the youngest defenses in the National Football League, are tied for sixth in the National Football League in fewest yards per play allowed at 4.9. He tied George Blanda (639) for third in most field goal attempts, tied Jason Hanson (327) for No. 5 on the National Football League list for games played, and made the 10th overtime field goal of his career - an National Football League record.

NOTES: The Colts lost MLB Anthony Walker with a hamstring injury.

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