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SNF: Colts vs 49ers Game Thread

San Francisco 49ers v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

Sunday Night Football, Week 7. Tonight the Indianapolis Colts make the long trip west to take on the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, California.

The 2-4 Indianapolis Colts have struggled this year, but they have come close to upsets against some very good teams in the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Rams. The Colts should get All World guard Quenton Nelson back today after he missed most of the last four games due to injury. The return of Nelson should bode well for the Colts’ chances in this game. Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has been quietly putting together a nice comeback season for the Colts, and running back Jonathan Taylor has been a dominant back this season. The Colts seem like a team close to putting things together. Perhaps they will begin with this game against the 49ers.

The 2-3 San Francisco 49ers come into this game in free fall, losers of their last three games. The 49ers have struggled to put a complete game together this year. When their offense has shined, their defense has failed, and when their defense has shined, their offense has failed. Rookie quarterback Trey Lance has not looked quite ready to start, and veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has produced his usual brand of competent but uninspiring play. The 49ers have turned the ball over too much on offense, and have failed to generate turnovers on defense. It has not been a great start to the season for the team. Perhaps they can begin to turn things around against the Colts.

It’s the Colts and the 49ers in a matchup of two of the more disappointing teams in the NFL so far this season.

Enjoy the game everybody.