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September 17, 2013

Mistakes are hurting Colts

Colts' offense has run hot and cold in first 2 games

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“Often times it does come down to who’s made the less mistakes. And they will come back to bite you in the rear as they did last weekend to us.”

Forget Sunday’s loss and move on — that’s what the Colts are going to attempt to do heading into this week’s road game in San Francisco.

“We had our chances to win. Looking at the [game] tape, you look for positives,” coach Chuck Pagano said of Indianapolis’ 24-20 loss to the Dolphins.

“We pointed [the positives] out [to the team]. We made the corrections and tried to emphasize in all areas the mistakes being made and the corrections we’ve made. We can’t have repeat offenders.”

San Francisco has the same feeling. The 49ers dropped a 29-3 road decision to NFC West rival Seattle on Sunday night.

“Yeah, I think both facilities will be similar in their approach this week. Any time you lose, it’s never fun,” Pagano said. “... Everybody is miserable until you get to tee it up again the following Sunday and hopefully get a win and get that sour taste out of your mouth. They’re coming off a tough loss. We’re coming off a tough loss. I think the mindsets will probably be very similar.”

TOUGH CALL

Pagano tried to explain the penalty called on the Colts prior to an apparent Luck touchdown pass to tight end Coby Fleener in the third quarter of Sunday’s game.

Indianapolis was flagged for an illegal shift on the play, nullifying the score. Game officials said that Wayne, who had gone in motion, had not set himself for a second before the snap of the ball.

“It’s actually when you break the huddle and you get in your initial alignment, all 11 players, before you do anything else, all 11 players have to be set for one second,” he said.

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