The 49ers’ passing game carried them in their season-opening win vs. Green Bay.
However, it has largely sputtered since.
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed just two first-half passes against the Colts on Sunday, both to Anquan Boldin. On a more positive note, the 49ers’ rushing game has fared well, with Frank Gore racking up 82 yards on 11 carries. However, a 49ers passing attack missing tight end Vernon Davis has underwhelmed thus far as Indianapolis has built a 10-7 lead it holds in the third quarter.
Overall, the Colts had outgained the 49ers and were a holding a time of possession edge as the third quarter neared its midway point.
The 49ers’ offense, of course, must be respected, considering the depth of talent throughout the unit. Perhaps this is a game to lean on the running game. Nevertheless, the passing game has gotten off to a slow start in Week Three.