The San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts will meet together at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday as Week 5 of the NFL 2017 regular season continues. The game has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET, and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream (details below).
This encounter will see the basement team of the NFC West face the worst of the AFC South division as both teams look to find a glimmer of hope from their already devastating looking seasons.
These two teams have just one win between them through the entire opening month of the season, and both will not anything less than a win today would be the first nail in the coffin for their seasons.
The 49ers are bottom of the NFC West with an 0-4 record. Their one silver lining coming into today's game is that they are facing a struggling Colts team that has performed almost as poorly as them, which means they might have a chance today.
The Colts are at the foot of the AFC South division, however, if they can win here today they would move to 2-3, and with no other team in the division recording a winning record through the opening four games, they would still be in with a chance with more than three months remaining.
Earlier this week on NFL Thursday Night Football, the New England Patriots won a tight game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to get themselves back to a winning record.
Things were close, however, and the Buccaneers were pushing in the fourth, but ultimately came up short to ensure the Patriots would claim a confidence boosting road win and move to 3-2.
The game came down to the final play, but once the dust settles the Patriots will be satisfied as a win is a win, and the game also saw quarterback Tom Brady tie Peyton Manning and Brett Favre for the most season wins by a quarterback with 186 victories.
Brady had a tough night, but still came up with some good stats. Despite throwing an interception, and losing a fumble, as well as getting hit all night, he managed to complete 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown.
As for the Buccaneers they will be disappointed having fallen just short of completing their comeback. Had quarterback Jameis Winston's final pass to OJ Howard been on target they would have stolen the win from the Patriots. Winston finished the game with 334 yards, completing 26 throws from 46 attempts.
The Buccaneers will also be looking at kicker Nick Folk, who missed three field goals, as a reason they came up short.
Meanwhile, today's big game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream by clicking here.