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National Football League
Indianapolis 30, San Francisco 18
When: 8:20 PM ET, Sunday, October 24, 2021
Where: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Temperature: 64°
Head Official: Craig Wrolstad
Attendance: 56576

Carson Wentz accounted for three touchdowns and Jonathan Taylor rushed for 107 yards and one score to help the Indianapolis Colts record a 30-18 victory over the San Francisco 49ers during a fierce rainstorm Sunday night in Santa Clara, Calif.

Darius Leonard and Al-Quadin Muhammad forced fumbles to set up touchdowns and Xavier Rhodes grabbed an interception prior to the final Indianapolis score in a contest played in a game-long deluge. Wentz rushed for one touchdown and completed 17 of 26 passes for 150 yards and tossed scoring passes to Mo Alie-Cox and Michael Pittman Jr. (four catches, 105 yards) as Indianapolis (3-4) won its second straight game.

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 16 of 27 passes for 181 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for the 49ers (2-4), who lost their fourth straight game. Elijah Mitchell rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown and Deebo Samuel caught seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

The teams combined to fumble seven times -- each club losing two -- in the wet conditions. San Francisco committed four turnovers while Indianapolis had two. The Colts outgained the 49ers, 295 to 280.

Muhammad made a huge play when he sacked Garoppolo and forced him to fumble and Kwity Paye recovered at the San Francisco 33-yard line with 4:38 remaining in the third quarter. Less than a minute later, Taylor scampered in from the 5 to give Indianapolis a 20-12 advantage.

San Francisco used an impressive three-play drive to move within two with 13:07 remaining. Garoppolo connected with Samuel for 29 yards, Charlie Woerner for 27 and Samuel for the 14-yard score but a tying two-point pass play was batted away by Leonard.

Michael Badgley booted a 42-yard field goal to give the Colts a 23-18 edge with seven minutes remaining. Rhodes intercepted Garoppolo with 5:20 left, setting up Wentz's 28-yard scoring pass to Pittman with 2:49 remaining.

Leonard's forced fumble helped the Colts hold a 13-12 halftime lead. The star linebacker punched the ball away from Samuel and teammate Anthony Chesley recovered at the 49ers' 28 with 3:02 left.

The Colts cashed in when Wentz scored on a 1-yard run with one minute left.

At the outset, Mitchell scored on a 5-yard run -- the extra point was wide -- and Joey Slye kicked a 34-yard field goal to give San Francisco a 9-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game. Indianapolis scored on Wentz's 11-yard pass to Cox nearly three minutes later before Slye boomed a 56-yard field goal with 2:27 left in the first period.

-- Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Indianapolis   San Francisco
Jonathan Taylor Player Elijah Mitchell
18 Attempts 18
107 Yards 107
5.9 Avg Yards 5.9
1 Touchdowns 1
33 Long 20
Receiving
Indianapolis   San Francisco
Michael Pittman Jr. Player Deebo Samuel
4 Receptions 7
105 Yards 100
26.2 Avg Yards 14.3
1 Touchdowns 1
57 Long 29
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Indianapolis 295 148 147 4 1 2 2.0 2
San Francisco 280 111 169 2 2 0 1.0 3
Upcoming Games
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The 49ers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against Tennessee. The Colts have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.