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NFL Week 7 NFL Game Recap: Indianapolis Colts 30, San Francisco 49ers 18

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) runs in a touchdown during the first half of the game Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Indianapolis Colts Visit The San Francisco 49ers For Nfl Week 7 At Levi S Stadium In Santa Clara Calif Sunday Oct 24 2021

In a game dominated by heavy rain at Levi Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts overcame turnover misfortune to pull away with a 30-18 road victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor dashed for 107 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Carson Wentz threw a game-sealing touchdown pass to Michael Pittman Jr. to propel Indianapolis to its second consecutive victory. Now, Indy awaits a crucial divisional showdown with the Tennessee Titans next Sunday.

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Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback

No thanks to the unending rain in San Francisco, Colts quarterback Carson Wentz was erratic through the air, which led to some calamitous moments for the former No. 2 overall pick.

Wentz went 17-of-26 for 150 yards, two scores and zero interceptions, but he recorded four turnover-worthy plays on the day.

Wentz: Passing by depth

Passing depth Comp/Att Yards PFF grade
Less than 9 yards downfield 15/19 65 58.2
10-19 yards downfield 0/2 0 41.4
20-plus yards downfield 2/5 85 47.7
Running Back

Two fumbles didn't help Jonathan Taylor‘s cause, but he rushed for 107 yards on 18 rush attempts, with 93 yards coming after contact. He moved the chains five times in total and forced three missed tackles.

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Emerging receiver Michael Pittman Jr. caught all four of his targets for 105 yards and the game-sealing score. He came away with two explosive plays of 15-plus receiving yards, four first downs and he hauled in all three of his contested targets. He'll finish PFF's first-run analysis with an 80.0-plus receiving grade.

Offensive Line

Shaky early on, the Colts' offensive line got its wits together to finish with a 79.8 pass-blocking grade upon first review. They didn’t allow a single sack or hit, giving up only three total pressures on a combined 29 pass-blocking snaps. 

Defensive Line

Al-Quadin Muhammad was one of the stars of the show for the Indy defense. He generated a sack and a hurry across 23 pass-rush snaps, but he had two other pressures nullified by penalty. He earned a PFF pass-rush grade of 88.1 on first review. 

Linebacker

Darius Leonard was all over the field tonight. He was targeted four times in coverage but gave up just two receptions for 19 yards, adding a defensive stop and three solo tackles. Leonard's performance also included a forced fumble against the run. 

Secondary

Veteran cornerback Xavier Rhodes left the game briefly but returned to produce a game-changing interception in the second half. Rhodes was targeted eight times in coverage, allowing five catches for 75 yards and the interception. He'll finish PFF's grading review process as one of the highest-graded cornerbacks of the week. 

San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback

Jimmy Garoppolo didn't quite make the return he was hoping for, completing 16 of his 27 attempts for 181 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. While the heavy rain was undoubtedly a factor, his 6.7 yards per attempt and 6.9% turnover-worthy play percentage won't do much to silence the doubters. 

Running Back

Rookie Elijah Mitchell rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries, forcing two missed tackles and racking up 60 rushing yards after contact. Mitchell handled the bulk of the rushing workload tonight and will likely be rewarded with an 80.0-plus PFF grade.

Wide Receiver/Tight End 

Deebo Samuel earned a 79.5 receiving grade upon first review. The South Carolina product finished with an even 100 yards through the air, 29 of which came after the catch. He moved the chains four times and caught two of his three contested targets, as well. 

Offensive Line

The 49ers' offensive line finished with a 71.3 pass-blocking grade upon first review. The unit allowed just three hurries on the day.

Defensive Line

The 49ers' defensive line continued its inconsistent pass-rushing performance on Sunday night, stumbling to a 51.1 team pass-rush grade. Nick Bosa led the team in pressure with three, but one of those came courtesy of an unblocked rep, while he received credit for a cleanup on another. 

Linebacker

Fred Warner was phenomenal once again in coverage. He may have allowed three catches from three targets, but he allowed a grand total of zero yards. Warner will end PFF's grade review process as one of the highest-graded linebackers of the week. 

Secondary

Emmanuel Mosley gave up just two catches for eight receiving yards on six targets, finishing with a 42.4 passer rating allowed. His stats could have been even better, too, as he dropped an interception in the second quarter. However, he was penalized twice, with one keeping a Colts scoring drive alive.

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