For a second week in a row, the mighty San Francisco 49ers laid an egg, getting out-coached and outplayed at their own house this time.
Uncharacteristically, this team lost the battle in the trenches—on offense and defense—allowing its opponent to essentially move the ball at will, while keeping quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the sideline. The 49ers couldn’t score points, and since they couldn’t stop the run, they were progressively demoralized.
While it didn’t spiral out of control quite as fast as it did against the Seattle Seahawks, it was that same type of showing against the Indianapolis Colts. The penalties were frequent, the play-calling was out of whack, and it was clear that the 49ers were really beginning to feel the effects of all these injuries.
In their second beatdown in as many weeks, here are the full report card grades for the 49ers in Week 3, complete with analysis.
Statistics are courtesy of NFL.com Game Center, unless specified otherwise.