The best game in Week 3 of NFL action got even better on Wednesday when the Indianapolis Colts pulled off a blockbuster trade for Trent Richardson. Now Indy’s trip to face the San Francisco 49ers should produce an even more intriguing contest that will give us some insight as to which young team has the best chance to play in the Super Bowl this year.
Surprisingly, the 49ers and Colts are both 1-1 heading into Week 3, so one of them will have a losing record through three games once the dust settles on Sunday afternoon. Of course, that doesn’t mean either of them should hit the panic button at that point, but with Richardson now behind Andrew Luck, we’ll get a decent idea of how good Indy can be with a decent running game to go along with its potent passing attack.
On the flip side, you better believe Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers’ offense is going to be hungry after getting shut down by the Seattle Seahawks in our last Game of the Week. San Francisco is dynamic on both sides of the ball and will be looking to showcase that at home after getting beat on the road at Seattle in Week 2.
Look for this one to go down to the wire, but if the Colts have the ball in the final minutes, Luck’s game-winning drive won’t be cut in consecutive weeks.