Seahawks Cruise Past the Colts
On a night where the entire team was clicking, the Seattle Seahawks rolled to a 46-18 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football.
After a couple weeks of lackluster offense, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks with a tremendous outing. Seattle’s quarterback completed 21 of 26 passes for 295 yards and a pair of touchdowns while adding another touchdown on the ground.
The running game was effective behind a trio of running backs in Eddie Lacy, J.D. McKissic and Chris Carson, although Carson suffered an unfortunate ACL tear late in the game. The three backs combined for 132 rushing yards on 27 carries and McKissic tacked on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Defensively, Seattle gave second-year quarterback Jacoby Brissett a wake up call after a couple of good outings from the young signal caller. The Richard Sherman-led Seahawks secondary held Brissett to just 157 yards on just 16 of 29 passing.
The game broke open in the second quarter when backup cornerback Justin Coleman intercepted a Brissett pass and took it to the end zone for six points. Coleman, who was traded to Seattle on Sept. 1, entered the game after Jeremy Lane suffered a groin injury early in the first quarter.
"Oh, you're freakin' juiced for them," cornerback Richard Sherman said when asked what it's like for backups to step up the way Coleman and McKissic did Sunday night. "You're freakin' juiced, not just because it helps your team, but because you're happy that all their hard work is paying off. They're your teammates, so it's like you're brothers."
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While Indianapolis closed out the second half with two unanswered touchdowns to take a 15-10 lead, it was all Seattle in the second half as they outscored the Colts 36-3.
Another defensive score came at the end of the third quarter. Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner scooped up a Brissett fumble and took it 21 yards for a touchdown, putting the game out of reach.
With Sunday night’s win, the Seahawks are now 20-3-1 and have outscored opponents 627-316 in primetime games since 2010.
Written by: Ben Faunce