Monday, September 23, 2013
Nothing Goes Right For San Francisco In 27-7 Loss
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco 49ers were the talk of the NFL coming into the 2013 season, but have begin to show signs for concern in the last two weeks, losing to the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts back-to-back.
Sunday’s loss to the Colts was more surprising then the lost to the Seahawks, who were thought to be the 49ers biggest competition going into the year.
It wasn’t just the offense that played poor against the Colts, but the defense as well. The 49ers allowed a season high in points to the Colts who only managed 21 in a win against the Oakland Raiders in week one, and 20 in a loss to the Miami Dolphins in week two.
Sure the addition of Trent Richardson aided the Colts former No. 1 overall draft selection and former Stanford-Harbaugh product Andrew Luck to beat his former coach, but Luck played better than Kaepernick. He didn’t turn the ball over, and scored one on his feet.
"I know he's grinning from ear to ear," said Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano. "I've never seen him smile the way he was smiling after this one."
"I wasn't caught up in, Oh my gosh, I'm going up against Coach(es) Harbaugh, Roman and Fangio," said Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. "I figured any time you play this sport, coaches and players come and go so much that you always end up going against someone that you played for or played with or had a good relationship with."
But it was just as much the lack of play by the 49ers that saw them fail to reach double digits in scoring for the second straight week.
"There's no one thing, we just didn't execute this offense," said 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The 49ers now 1-2, will have to get ready to face another divisional opponent as the go on the road to face the St. Louis Rams (1-2), and another former No. 1 overall pick, in Sam Bradford.
The 49ers need to have an impressive performance to reassure their fans that all of the off-season hype and off the field problems with players like Aldon Smith are not going to deter this team from at least making their third consecutive appearance in the NFC Championship game come January.