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49ers vs. Colts game thread: Who will be the Niners MVP tonight?

They’ll need to account for DeForest Buckner on every play, but the 49ers should have success against this Colts defense

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The elements are the talk of the pre-game:

The excellent news is kicker Joey Slye has a strong enough leg to kick through the conditions:

Is there any chance the 49ers would stick with Slye over Robbie Gould if Slye continues to make kicks in Gould’s absence?

What are some predictions? Not your typical run-of-the-mill predictions. I mean something like what Taylor throws out below:

Some type of special teams blunder feels inevitable. So I’ll go the other direction and say the weather leads to slippage from one of the defenses, which will lead to a big play from an offense.

Jimmy Garoppolo was wearing gloves on both hands during pre-game warmups to help protect the ball. It’ll be interesting to see how the 49ers attack the Colts with the wind and rain.

How could you ignore DeForest Buckner’s return to Levi’s Stadium? Joe Staley’s answer was brutally honest below:

I’ll also be looking to see how aggressive DeMeco Ryans is and his plan to slow down Johnathan Taylor. Also, Nick Bosa is against a backup left tackle. That matchup alone should ruin a couple of Colts drives.