COLTS AT 49ERS PREVIEW
September 20, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-1) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-1)
COLTS: Aim for 4th straight win vs. NFC…QB ANDREW LUCK finished NCAA career with 31 wins, most ever by Stanford QB. Posted 7th 300-yard pass game (321) last week. Since ’12, has 6 rush TDs, most by AFC QB…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW posted 1st rush TD as Colt last week. Rushed for 116 yards with TD in last regular-season game vs. 49ers (w/ NYG on 10/14/12)…WR REGGIE WAYNE (13,205 rec. yards; 79 TD catches) needs TD to become 11th player in NFL history with 13,000+ rec. yards & 80 TD catches. Since 2001, has NFL-best 13,205 rec. yards. Totaled 12 catches for 147 yards & TD in last game vs. SF. Is averaging 118.2 rec. yards per game in past 5 vs. NFC. WR T.Y. HILTON posted 6th 100-yard rush game of career last week (124). Had 6 rec. for 100 yards in last game vs. NFC. For career, Hilton averages 17 yards per catch…LB ROBERT MATHIS has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. NFC. Recorded 19th career game with 2+ sacks last week…CB VONTAE DAVIS is younger brother of 49ers TE Vernon…
49ERS: Head coach JIM HARBAUGH coached Ind. QB Luck at Stanford…QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 5-0 as starter at home (incl. playoffs), completing 94 of 144 (65.3 pct.) for 1,379 yards with 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 114.3 rating & rushing for 271 yards & 3 TDs. Since becoming starter, is only player in NFL (incl. playoffs) with 95+ rating (96.5) & 500+ rush yards (611)…Incl. SB, RB FRANK GORE has rush TD in 5 of past 6 vs. AFC. Had 134 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 43 rec.) in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2006, has 10,826 scrimmage yards (8,291 rush, 2,535 rec.), 2nd most in NFL…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 5 catches for 145 yards & TD in last year’s WC vs. Ind. (1/6/13 with Bal.). Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS leads NFC TEs with 38 TDs. Had TD in last meeting…LB ALDON SMITH has 6.5 sacks in past 5 vs. AFC. Has 3.5 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks. Since entering NFL in 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only player with 17+ sacks (17.5), 10+ FF (14) & 7+ INTs (7). S ERIC REID is 1st 49ers rookie with INT in each of 1st 2 games since 1970 merger.