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Colts vs. 49ers: Takeaways from San Francisco's 27-7 Loss to Indianapolis
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The reigning conference champion San Francisco 49ers are in a state of emergency following the Week 3 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

All sorts of things that would’ve seemed unfathomable under coach Jim Harbaugh’s watch have been coming to fruition, leaving San Francisco’s season hanging in the balance before it truly even had a chance to begin.

Prior to Sunday’s game, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a perfect 5-0 on his home turf at Candlestick Park, while the 49ers team had remained undefeated following losses under Harbaugh (7-0). Both streaks were snapped like a wishbone after a Thanksgiving feast.

Even worse? The aftermath.

This game—and all of the burning storylines going into it—came with several inherent implications. Following an uncharacteristic loss and slipshod start to the season, this game would predominantly gauge where the 49ers stood in what was hopefully going to be another run to the Super Bowl.

Of course, following the loss, the immediate future of this team quickly spiraled down a dark tunnel that may lead to nowhere in 2013. This is a team as a whole that looks like it needs to regroup and go back to the drawing board. 

After a surprise 1-2 start to the regular season, here is what we learned about the San Francisco 49ers.

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