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49ers vs. Colts 2013: Time to bounce back

The San Francisco 49ers face the Indianapolis Colts, looking to bounce back from their tough less to the Seattle Seahawks. We take a look at pertinent details related to the game, as well as provide an open thread for discussion of the first quarter. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!


The 49ers are back for Week 3, facing the Indianapolis Colts in a pretty key Week 3 matchup. The 49ers are looking to bounce back from a tough loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. Week 3 does not generally feature many "must win" games, but the 49ers need a good showing today. The defense looked solid for much of the Seahawks game, before discipline problems and blown coverages cost them late. Of course, the offense did not help matters, struggling to do much of anything with any sort of consistency.

The Colts are 1-1, and showing the inconsistencies that some expected of a team that made the playoffs last season in spite of a negative point differential. They're a talented team, but they're dealing with some injuries to their defense. It will be interesting to see how they elect to attack this 49ers offense given how the Seahawks and Packers shut down the 49ers traditional rushing attack.

This will be your first quarter game thread, and we'll be back with a new thread each quarter.

Site Decorum: It's off for game threads. No personal attacks, but swearing is allowed (try not to go overboard).

Date: September 22, 2012
Time: 1:25 p.m. PT
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco CA
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers -10
Weather: 67 degrees, 10% chance of rain, Wind: NW 14
TV Broadcast: CBS - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 810 KGO - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis
Compass Media Networks: Matt Smith, Curtis Conway
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860 - Erwin Higueros, Jesus Zarate
Colts Coverage: Stampede Blue