Carson Wentz led the Colts to their second win in a row and their third win in four games as they defeated the 49ers 30-18 on Sunday night.
As heavy rain poured over Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Wentz threw for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also totaled 23 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Elijah Mitchell scored for the 49ers (2-4) on their opening drive, while the Colts (3-4) didn’t gain any momentum on offense until the last five minutes of the first quarter. Mo Allie-Cox got Indianapolis on the board by catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Wentz. Michael Pittman Jr. caught Wentz’s second scoring pass late in the fourth quarter. Pittman led the Colts with 105 receiving yards.
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Jonathan Taylor led the Colts with 107 rushing yards and a touchdown on a season-high 18 carries. Through six games, the running back has totaled 472 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
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While Wentz fared well in the harsh weather, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo struggled in his return from a calf injury. The veteran totaled 181 passing yards and a touchdown, but he also threw two interceptions and was sacked twice. He lost a fumble in the third quarter, which Indianapolis converted into Taylor’s rushing touchdown.
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49ers vs. Colts score
49ers vs. Colts live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
Final: Colts 30, 49ers 18
11:19 p.m.: Garoppolo loses control as he tosses the ball, allowing Khari Willis to make the interception and seal the 49ers’ fate.
11:10 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Wentz finds Michael Pittman Jr., who leaps into the end zone for the score. After the extra point, the Colts extend their lead to 30-18 with 2:49 remaining.
11:05 p.m.: Xavier Rhodes picks off a pass from Garoppolo and steps out of bounds at the San Francisco 39 before rushing to the end zone. The Colts take over with 5:13 remaining.
11 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, COLTS. Badgley hits on a 42-yard attempt to help extend the Colts’ lead to 23-18 with 7:00 remaining.
10:58 p.m.: Wentz gets past the first down marker, but a holding penalty against Matt Pryor forces the Colts back 10 yards on third down.
10:54 p.m.: Wentz keeps it for a 16-yard rush. He totals 18 yards on three rushes with one touchdown.
10:53 p.m.: Wentz finds Pittman to convert on third down and put the Colts at midfield.
10:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ERS. Garoppolo connects with Deebo Samuel, who walks into the end zone for a 14-yard score. After the failed two-point conversion try, the 49ers trail 20-18 with 13:07 to go.
10:42 p.m.: Garoppolo connects with Deebo Samuel for 29 yards and Charlie Woerner for 27 yards to open the fourth quarter.
End third quarter: Colts 20, 49ers 12
10:33 p.m.: The 49ers punt after failing to convert on third-and-long, allowing the Colts to take over in the final minutes of the third quarter.
10:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Jonathan Taylor rushes 5 yards into the end zone for the score after the turnover. The carry pushes the running back to 102 yards for the game and extends the Colts’ lead to 20-12 with 3:45 remaining in the third quarter.
10:26 p.m.: Jaquiski Tartt rushes over to defend Michael Pittman Jr. just before the goal line and gets called for pass interference. The Colts get a fresh set of downs inside the San Francisco 5.
10:20 p.m.: Garoppolo loses control of the ball in the pocket, the Colts’ fourth forced fumble of the night.
10:19 p.m.: After going 0 for 7 on third down, Garoppolo completes to Sanu for a 16-yard gain and a first down. Garoppolo barely avoids a sack on the following play.
10:15 p.m.: Sanchez punts deep and the 49ers take over at their 10.
10:08 p.m.: The 49ers use a timeout on the failed challenge. Colts start with a fresh set of downs at the 41.
10:05 p.m.: The Colts decide to go for it on fourth-and-inches from midfield. Jonathan Taylor carries for a first down but Norman punches the ball loose. Ashton Dulin recovers the ball for Indianapolis. Shanahan throws a challenge flag on the play.
10:03 p.m.: The Colts start the second half with possession.
Halftime: Colts 13, 49ers 12
9:43 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Carson Wentz keeps the ball and rushes into the end zone for the score on third down. He fails to complete on the two-point conversion try but still gives the Colts a 13-12 lead with a minute remaining in the half.
9:40 p.m.: Emmanuel Moseley is called for pass interference in the end zone while covering Pittman. The Colts get a fresh set of downs at the 1.
9:35 p.m.: Deebo Samuel makes the catch on a pass from Garoppolo but Darius Leonard punches the ball loose. The Colts recover and take over at the 49ers’ 29.
9:32 p.m.: Wentz completes to Taylor on third down, but Taylor is taken down before the line of scrimmage. Colts punt and allow the 49ers to take over at the 20.
9:28 p.m.: Garoppolo throws another incomplete pass and the 49ers go three-and-out for the third consecutive drive. Colts take over at the 20.
9:23 p.m.: Brandon Aiyuk returns for the 49ers and muffs the kick, which rolls into the end zone. After official review, the play is ruled a touchback and allows the 49ers to take possession from the 20.
9:22 p.m.: Wentz targets Nyheim Hines on third down. Hines is wide open past the first-down marker but he drops the ball. The Colts are forced to punt.
9:15 p.m.: The rain starts to come down harder as the 49ers are forced to punt for the second consecutive drive. Colts take over at the 18.
9:12 p.m.: Wentz throws consecutive incomplete passes that are almost picked off by Emmanuel Moseley. Colts are forced to punt for the first time. The 49ers take possession at the 10.
9:06 p.m.: Carson Wentz is brought down by Nick Bosa and the ball comes loose. Azeez Al-Shaair makes the interception for the 49ers at their 6. The pick marks Wentz’s second interception inside an opponent’s 10-yard line this season.
End first quarter: 49ers 12, Colts 7
9:01 p.m.: Jonathan Taylor breaks free and makes a 33-yard run to put the Colts just outside the goal line to start the second quarter.
8:58 p.m.: Josh Norman comes close to intercepting a pass from Wentz on second down. Wentz throws deep and a pass interference penalty against K’Wuan Williams gives the Colts a fresh set of downs from the San Francisco 35.
8:54 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ERS. Joey Slye makes a 56-yard attempt to extend the lead. 49ers lead 12-7 with 2:30 remaining.
8:43 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Mo Alie-Cox walks into the end zone to cut the 49ers’ lead. Colts trail the 49ers 9-7 with 5:15 remaining in the first quarter.
8:40 p.m.: Michael Pittman Jr. makes a 57-yard catch on a pass from Wentz to bring the Colts to the 49ers’ 19. Pass interference was called against the 49ers on the play, but the penalty was declined.
8:36 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, 49ERS. Joey Slye makes the kick from 34 yards to extend the 49ers’ lead to 9-0.
8:30 p.m.: Josh Norman punches the ball loose from Jonathan Taylor, forcing the second turnover of the Colts running back’s career. Fred Warner recovers for the 49ers, who take over from the Colts’ 28.
8:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, 49ERS. Mitchell carries the ball 14 yards to put the 49ers on the board on their opening drive. He totaled five carries for 57 yards on the scoring drive. After Joey Slye misses his extra point kick, the 49ers lead 6-0 with 10:12 remaining in the first quarter.
8:25 p.m.: Elijah Mitchell makes an explosive 20-yard run to give the 49ers a fresh set of downs at the Colts’ 28.
8:20 p.m.: Colts win the coin toss and defer. The 49ers start with the ball.
49ers vs. Colts start time
49ers vs. Colts is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
- TV channel (national): NBC
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
As usual, the “Sunday Night Football” matchup will be on NBC. After a hiatus last week, Al Michaels will be back on play-by-play, with Cris Collinsworth providing analysis and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines. Terry McAulay will be the rules analyst on the broadcast.
For those hoping to stream the matchup, NBC will carry the game on its streaming platform, Peacock. Prospective viewers can also find it on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial .
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49ers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Seahawks||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Colts||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 15||vs. Rams||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|11||Nov. 21||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 23||at Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Texans||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Colts schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff time (ET)||TV|
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Seahawks||1 p.m.||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Rams||1 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Dolphins||1 p.m.||CBS|
|5||Oct. 11||at Ravens||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Texans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at 49ers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|9||Nov. 4||vs. Jets||8:20 p.m.||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Bills||1 p.m.||CBS|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Buccaneers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Texans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 18/19||vs. Patriots||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 25||at Cardinals||8:15 p.m.||NFLN|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Raiders||1 p.m.||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thu.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|