Jimmy Garappolo is back for Sunday Night Football’s primetime matchup against the Colts.
The veteran quarterback returned to the 49ers practice this week after suffering a calf injury in Week 4. Rookie Trey Lance took over during the 17-10 loss to the Cardinals but suffered a knee sprain that would prevent him from starting in the Week 7 matchup.
Before exiting the field during the 49ers’ 28-21 loss to the Seahawks, Garoppolo totaled 925 passing yards with five touchdowns. He took advantage of the bye week following Lance’s start to effectively prepare for the start against the Colts.
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Carson Wentz will look to extend the Colts winning streak on the road. While he totals 1,545 passing yards with nine touchdowns and one interception, Wentz will rely on the rushing game against the first-ranked defense in the league. Running back Jonathan Taylor has the chance to continue his hot streak after totaling 145 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans.
The forecast for Sunday’s primetime matchup may have an effect on both teams’ passing. According to the National Weather Service, the matchup will take place during harsh conditions. While the area is under wind advisory until 8:00 p.m. PT, showers are expected with possible thunderstorms throughout the evening. Depending on the severity of the wind, both quarterbacks may struggle to make their targets.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from 49ers vs. Colts on “Sunday Night Football.” Read below for complete results from the NFL’s Week 7 game.
49ers vs. Colts score
49ers vs. Colts live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
All times Eastern.
8:36: FIELD GOAL 49ERS. Joey Slye makes the kick from 34 yards to extend the Colts’ lead 9-0.
8:30: Josh Norman punches the ball loose from Jonathan Taylor, forcing the second turnover of the Colts running back’s career. Fred Warner recovered for the 49ers to take over from the Colts’ 28.
8:28: TOUCHDOWN 49ERS. Mitchell carried the ball 14 yards to put the 49ers on the board in their opening drive. He totaled five carries for 57 yards on the scoring drive. After Joey Slye missed extra point, 49ers lead 6-0 with 10:12 remaining in the first quarter.
8:25: Elijah Mitchell makes an explosive 20-yard run to give the 49ers a fresh set of downs at the Colts’ 28.
8:20: Colts win the coin toss and defer. The 49ers start with the ball.
49ers vs. Colts start time
49ers vs. Colts is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
- TV channel (national): NBC
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
As usual, the “Sunday Night Football” matchup will be on NBC. After a hiatus last week, Al Michaels will be back on play-by-play, with Cris Collinsworth providing analysis and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines. Terry McAulay will be the rules analyst on the broadcast.
For those hoping to stream the matchup, NBC will carry the game on its streaming platform, Peacock. Prospective viewers can also find it on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial .
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49ers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Seahawks||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Colts||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 15||vs. Rams||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|11||Nov. 21||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 23||at Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Texans||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Colts schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff time (ET)||TV|
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Seahawks||1 p.m.||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Rams||1 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Dolphins||1 p.m.||CBS|
|5||Oct. 11 (Monday)||at Ravens||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Texans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at 49ers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Titans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|9||Nov. 4 (Thursday)||vs. Jets||8:20 p.m.||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Bills||1 p.m.||CBS|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Buccaneers||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Texans||1 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 18/19||vs. Patriots||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 25 (Christmas)||at Cardinals||8:15 p.m.||NFLN|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Raiders||1 p.m.||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Jaguars||1 p.m.||CBS|
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thur.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|