SNF: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS vs INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS vs INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
By: Robert L. Porter Jr.
The Seahawks host the Colts as they still wait for the return of QB Andrew Luck. Seattle comes in after a bad defensive performance against the Titans in week 3. Jacoby Brissett looks to pull off the upset on Sunday night Football.
The Colts got the ball first and after 1 first down couldn’t do much else and were forced to punt. The Seattle first possession was solid after a short punt and 2 passes to Doug Baldwin but it ended with a Blair Walsh field goal making it 3-0 Seahawks. After a good drive by Brissett the Colts elect to punt instead of kicking a long field goal. The decision worked because that punt pinned Seattle at the 1 yard line and the Colts were able to corral Russell Wilson for a safety making it 3-2. After the free kick nothing happened For Indy as they are forced to punt again. The first quarter comes to a close on an improvisation play by a pressured Russell Wilson as he finds his tight end Luke Willson taking his team into Colt territory.
To start the 2nd quarter the Colts challenged the play and the result is the same as the safety play, Wilson released the ball after his knee had touched the ground. Jabaal Sheard is a newcomer to the Colts and has had a huge impact thus far in the game with his pass rushing ability. Indy gets the ball back with 13:44 until the half and on the 3rd play of the drive Justin Coleman picked off a Brissett pass and took it to the house from 28 yards out making it 10-2 Hawks.
The Colts seems to have a grasp on the crowd noise and even though they trail, they are right in this game. After a big throw on 3rd & 13 to T.Y. Hilton, Brissett followed it up with a 25 yard run that set the Colts up at the 11 yard line. A Robert Turbin 1 yard plunge caps off the stellar drive making it 8-10 and The Colts Attempts the 2pt conversion but the pass to TE Jack Doyle is deflected keeping the score 10-8 Seattle. A Wilson pass intercepted by Matthias Farley sets the Colts up near mid field as they look to take the lead. As we reach the 2 minute warning Chuck Paganos bunch has a first down in Seahawks territory. A 19 yard TD pass from Jacoby Brissett to Donte Moncrief gives the Colts the lead 15-10 with 25 seconds remaining in the first half. Seattle receives the kick and takes it right down the field with ease and sets up Walsh for another kick just before the intermission. Unfortunately, Walsh would push the 37 yarder wide right so at halftime the Seahawks trail The Colts 15-10.
The 2nd half starts very sloppy with multiple penalties by both teams. Russell Wilson broke contain and scampered 23 yards for a TD to reclaim the lead 16-15. An offsides on the extra point attempt moved the ball to the 1 so the Seahawks decided to go for 2. A Wilson play action fooled the Colts defense and he found Doug Baldwin in the back of the end zone to make the score 18-15 Seattle. A quick 3 & out gives the ball back to Pete Carroll’s offense. A high Wilson pass bounces off Jimmy Grahams hands and falls directly into Malik Hooker’s for the interception. Not much movement after the pick but a Vinatieri field goal knots us up at 18. On the next Seattle drive a 33 yard pass to Jimmy Graham sets up a 30 yard TD run by J.D.Mckissic making it 25-18. A sack strip by Marcus Smith was recovered and returned by Bobby Wagner for a TD taking the Seahawks lead to 14 points, 32-18. As a very eventful 3rd quarter draws to a close, we head to the final period. The flood gates seems to have opened up in the greater Northwest and Seattle looks to be cruising to a victory. A lot of time remains but thats how it looks.
The quarter begins with Russell Wilson getting outside the pocket and finding Tyler Lockett on a deep 41 yard pass. The drive continued and was ultimately capped with a Wilson to Willson TD from 6 yards out, Seahawks lead 39-18. With the score what it is, Wilson and his team look to finish this one off and get on to week 5. In the midst of running the clock out, a gruesome leg injury was suffered by breakout RB Chris Carson. His leg had to be placed in the air cast and he was carted off. Another Seattle TD followed, Wilson hit Mckissic from 27 yards out making the score 46-18 Hawks. That spelled the end to this one.
STARS OF THE GAME
Russell Wilson – 21/26 passing 333 total yards 3 TDs
Bobby Wagner – 6 Tackles 0.5 Sacks 1 Fumble recovery 1TD
Seattle Defense – 3 Sacks 2 Turnovers 2 TDs
SEAHAWKS 46 – COLTS 18