The Colts pick up an overtime victory as they honor the greatest quarterback in franchise history.
Adam Vinatieri is the lone player on the Indianapolis roster to play with Peyton Manning as a member of the Colts. On a day when the team honored Manning by retiring his number 18 jersey, Vinatieri came through in the clutch once again with a game-winning field goal in overtime.
The Colts again displayed their inability to close out a game in regulation. The first half was a low scoring affair of dueling field goals, as the Colts and 49ers were tied 6-6 at halftime.
Vinatieri added a 38-yard field goal midway through the 3rd quarter to put the Colts up 9-6. The Colts then got into the end zone on a 22-yard sideline scamper by rookie running back Marlon Mack, which brought the score to 16-6. Mack had his coming-out-party and finished the game with 91 yards on 9 carries and a touchdown.
The Niners’ Robbie Gould brought San Francisco within a touchdown by connecting on a 40-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. The Colts then went on a 75-yard drive, capped off by a 3-yard touchdown run by Jacoby Brissett.
With less than 10 minutes left in the game, and the Colts leading the 49ers 23-9, Brian Hoyer led his squad down the field. After two big completions to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco eventually scored when Kyle Juszczyk caught a touchdown pass to close the gap, 16-23.
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With their next possession, San Francisco marched down the field again, tying the score with a 5-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Greg Kittle with 20 seconds left in regulation.
After the Colts received the ball to start overtime, Brissett delivered a bomb to T.Y. Hilton for 46 yards only to throw an interception on the very next play. San Francisco’s next possession ended in a punt, allowing the Colts to take advantage.
Marlon Mack broke loose on a 35-yard run and Adam Vinatieri split the uprights from 51 yards away to end the game. The Colts won 26-23, improving their record to 2-3 on the season.