I don’t even know what to do at this point. The San Francisco 49ers put together another valiant comeback effort, and once again it fell short. The 49ers forced overtime against the Indianapolis Colts, and had the ball at midfield, only to lose 26-23.
The 49ers offense showed life in the fourth quarter, but the remaining three quarters of football and overtime cost them the game. Ray-Ray Armstrong intercepted a pass in the end zone, and the 49ers used a defensive pass interference call to get out to the 50-yard line. The offense stalled out, and the Colts were able to move down the field into field goal range, and Adam Vinatieri kicked the game-winner.
San Francisco dropped behind 23-9 in the fourth quarter, and it seemed like the game was all but over. Even when it was 16-6, it seemed over because the 49ers was showing zero consistency. However, the fourth quarter saw the 49ers offense find life for the first time on a Sunday. Their only touchdowns this season had been on Thursday Night Football, and so this game marked their first Sunday touchdowns, and their first road touchdowns.
The team continues to fight and not give up, but at 0-5, the losses are growing more and more frustrating. It is nice to see them show life, but one has to wonder what kind of frustrations will develop if they don’t get a win soon.
The 49ers head to the nation’s capital for a Week 6 matchup against Washington. I have a hunch the reunion of Kyle Shanahan and Kirk Cousins might get just a little bit of coverage! The 49ers might get Eric Reid and Reuben Foster back this week, but we’ll have to wait and see what practice brings. For Washington, cornerback Josh Norman is expected to miss the game with a rib injury