Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
The Colts’ winning points came not from the arm of Peyton Manning, but the arm of Joseph Addai. The running back’s touchdown pass of 22-yard to Reggie Wayne provided the winning margin in an 18-14 victory over San Francisco at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Did the Niners find a way to slow the Colts offense, which had been precise and deadly since a slow start in the opener against Jacksonville? Sure. But the points from the rare trickery count the same and so does the win.
The defense gave up an early 64-yard touchdown run to Frank Gore but fared pretty well from there. The Colts wound up with the edge in yards (410-295), takeaways (2-0) and time of possession (with 33:25).
With Denver’s loss in Baltimore, the Colts now stand as the AFC’s lone undefeated team. On a less than perfect day, Indianapolis found a way.
The Colts now go from an unfamiliar opponent to a very familiar one. They next host upstart Houston, off to the best start in its short history at 5-3.