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NFL Pre-Season Week One: David Carr Helps 49ers Rout Colts, 37-17

Usually when it is the pre-season for the Indianapolis Colts, they usually don’t play in it. They always have a really bad record at the end of the pre-season. It just seems they could care less. The same goes for the fans. But when you really look at it, it matters. Especially when you are a battling for a roster spot.

The Colts started off the first quarter pretty good, 10-0. After that, it was all over. The San Francisco 49ers rolled and won 37-17 to kick the 2010-11 season off.

49ers’ back-up quarterback David Carr threw one touchdown pass that day and was nine-of-eleven for 98 yards. With all of that, he completed the game with a 134.1 rating. 2009 draft pick out of Ball State, Nate Davis, went five-of-six for 84 yards which gave him a 118.8 rating. All went good for the quarterbacks.

As for the Colts, not so much. Peyton Manning excelled, though, with going eight-of-ten for 91 yards and a 134.1 rating. Curtis Painter, who was drafted by the Colts out of Purdue in last year’s draft, didn’t play so well. His performance was lackluster to say at the least, going nine-of-19 for 64 yards with zero touchdowns and three interceptions. This went towards a 16.0 rating. Yikes.

Anthony Dixon did a great job filling in for Glen Coffee at the back-up running back role for the Niners. He ran for 100 yards on 21 carries, which gave him a 4.8 yards per carry average. Carr had an important rush in the game, which was a 16-yarder.

The Colts didn’t do so much on the ground-game. Devin Moore finished with four carries for 26 yards, which gave him a 6.5 yards per carry average. Rookie, Javarris James (who is also Edgerrin James’ cousin), finished with four carries for 17 yards and a 4.3 yards per carry average.

Nate Byham led the Niners in receiving with three catches for 52 yards. Followed by him was Delanie Walker, who caught two passes for 29 yards.

Blair White finished with four receptions for 38 yards, leading Indianapolis that day. Austin Collie wasn’t far behind, finishing with two catches for 28 yards.

Six of the Colts’ starters didn’t play today and this game shows that the Colts just can not possibly rally without Peyton Manning. Painter showed signs of what he did towards the ending of the Colts’ 14-2 record season in 2009. One of his interceptions thrown was made by Reggie Smith, who returned it 91 yards back for a touchdown.

Kicker Shane Andrus delivered two key field goals. 49ers’ running back, Michael Robinson, had a touchdown that gave the Niners their first lead of the game in the second quarter to make it 14-10. The Colts had four turnovers and didn’t score another touchdown until the fourth quarter when tight end/fullback Jacob Tamme caught a three-yard touchdown-pass from Tom Brandstater.

The Colts start off the pre-season with a 0-1 record. Nothing surprising, really. Nothing to make a big deal of. They will face the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, August 19th.

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2 Responses to “NFL Pre-Season Week One: David Carr Helps 49ers Rout Colts, 37-17”

  1. Indy Jo Jo says:

    Why do we have to wear the Baltimore throwbacks?
    Then I guess we should be called the Baltinapolis Colts…

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