Colts get 30-18 win over San Francisco
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, October 25, 2021

Indy's Michael Pittman Jr. happy with his catch against San Francisco (photo courtesy of Nam Y Hugh/AP)

(SAN FRANCISCO) – Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich wasn't about to make the same mistake twice. After being burned by a conservative third-down run call late in a loss to Baltimore two weeks ago, Reich put the ball in Carson Wentz's hands this time and it paid off. Wentz threw a 28 yard TD pass to Michael Pittman Jr. to finish off the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night in a rain-soaked 30-18 victory. Instead of playing for a field goal the way he did late against the Ravens that contributed to an overtime loss, Reich stayed aggressive even in the treacherous conditions. Wentz and Pittman earned that trust, delivering numerous big plays during a driving rain storm that could have made throwing deep difficult. Pittman had four catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. ...... {LISTEN}. He also drew two other pass interference calls as Wentz repeatedly looked his direction as the Colts (3-4) overcame the wet conditions and an early nine-point deficit to win for the third time in four games following an 0-3 start to the season. The 49ers (2-4) dropped their fourth straight game and remained winless at home for more than a year since beating the Rams on Oct. 18, 2020, as the return of starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo failed to provide any spark on a wet night. Garoppolo threw for 181 yards, lost a fumble, threw two interceptions and struggled to push the ball downfield in his first game back after missing one game with a calf injury.

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