Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Following their first loss at home in eight games, the Indianapolis Colts took to the road for redemption. The Colts rolled the dice against the San Francisco 49ers, and everything seemed to come up as lucky sevens for the road team.
The 49ers chose to defer after the coin toss, and Colts began Sunday’s game with a seven-play drive that quickly resulted in seven points. Newly acquired running back, Trent Richardson, scored the opening touchdown, with his first rush as a Colt. No member of the Colts has scored on their first carry with the team since Gordon Brown in 1987, so Richardson is in a rare class.
The game’s defining drive came early in the 4th quarter, when the Colts ate up seven minutes off the clock. The clock-draining drive resulted in another seven points, when Andrew Luck scored his seventh career rushing touchdown. With the score, the Colts took a 20-7 lead.
Maybe the best seven of all, is the fact that Indianapolis only gave up seven points to the 49ers all game. After San Francisco scored a touchdown late in the 1st quarter, they were held scoreless for the rest of the game.
Seven did indeed prove to be a lucky number for the Colts on Sunday.