|Total Net Yards||423|
|Time of Possession||31:22|
|Total Net Yards||317|
|Time of Possession||28:38|
Team photographer Rod Mar follows the team on a business trip to Indianapolis and though without a win returns with behind-the-scene images of the journey.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 12, Colts 7. The defense held the Colts to not only a three-and-out but zero yards on the game’s opening possession and Steven Hauschka then kicked a 42-yard field goal to give the Seahawks a 3-0 lead with 11:40 left in the quarter. Marshawn Lynch had a 24-yard run on the drive-opening play to the Colts’ 28 and then a 9-yarder on third-and-15 to get Hauschka close enough. That worked so well that the defense forced another three-and-out and the Seahawks then drove 64 yards in eight plays to a 10-yard TD pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate with 6:14 left. Lynch also started that drive with a 19-yard run, while Wilson was 2 of 2 for 22 yards and ran once for 11 yards. Jermaine Kearse then blocked a punt and Jeron Johnson recovered as he was slipping out of the end zone for a safety that made it 12-0. The Colts then struck, and did it quickly, on a 73-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton, who was wide open at the Seahawks’ 37 and got around Earl Thomas to get into the end zone to make it 12-7 with 1:04 left.
Player of the quarter: Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks’ Beast Mode back had 55 yards in the quarter, including the long runs to kick off each of the scoring drives.
Play of the quarter: The TD pass from Luck to Hilton. The Seahawks had dominated the quarter, only to make one mistakes to let the Colts back into it.
Number of the quarter: 1:42. Time remaining when the Colts got their initial first down.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 17, Colts 17. The Colts took the lead when Lawrence Guy blocked Steven Hauschka’s 48-yard field goal attempt and Delano Howell returned it 61 yards for a touchdown. But, the Seahawks came right back and drove 82 yards in 12 plays to Jermaine Kearse’s impressive grab of a Russell Wilson for a 28-yard TD that made it 19-14 with 5:57 left in the half. Wilson completed three passes for 56 yards and ran twice for 8 yards – including 5-yard scramble on fourth-and-3. The Colts ended the half by driving 58 yards in 11 plays to a 41-yard field goal by Adam Venatieri with 58 seconds to play.
Player of the quarter: Wilson. Kearse made the big catch and others made big plays, but the second-year QB had another of those drives where he almost willed the Seahawks to a touchdown.
Play of the quarter: Kearse’s TD catch. The second-year wide receiver went over Vontae Davis to get the pass from Wilson, came down with a foot on the 3-yard line and then reached out to get the score.
Number of the quarter: 51. That’s Bruce Irvin’s uniform number. In his first game back after serving a four-game suspension, last year’s first-round draft pick sacked Luck for a 9-yard loss.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 28, Colts 23. The Seahawks took the kickoff to open the second half and drove 62 yards in nine plays to a 36-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka. Marshawn Lynch opened the possession with an 18-yard run and Russell Wilson extended it with a 14-yard run on third-and-9. Wilson completed only 1 of 4 passes, but it was a 27-yarder to Doug Baldwin. The Seahawks got the ball back when Chris Clemons slapped the ball from the grasp of Andrew Luck and Cliff Avril recovered the sack-forced fumble at the Colts’ 30. Hauschka took advantage of the big defensive play by kicking a 41-yard field goal that made it 25-17 with 8:12 left in the quarter. The Colts came right back, driving 80 yards in 10 plays to Luck’s 29-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton. But the pass for the two-point PAT was incomplete, making it 25-23 with 4:16 left. Luck was 4 of 6 for 58 yards. A 27-yard pass from Wilson to Doug Baldwin then set up a 46-yard field goal by Hauschka that made it 28-23 with 35 seconds left.
Player of the quarter: Hauschka. The Seahawks scored nine points in the quarter to maintain their slim lead, and they came on three field goals by Hauschka.
Plays of the quarter: A couple of big third-down conversions on the drives to two of Hauschka’s field goals. The first was Wilson’s 14-yard scramble on third-and-9. The other was Wilson’s 27-yard pass to Baldwin on third-and-5.
Number of the quarter: 5. The Seahawks’ lead entering the fourth quarter as they try to win their fifth consecutive game.
In a nutshell: Colts 31, Seahawks 28. The Colts took their first lead, 31-28, on Donald Brown’s 3-yard TD run and Andrew Luck’s pass to Reggie Wayne for the two-point conversion with 8:55 left in the quarter. The 86-yard, 14-play drive that began at the end of the third quarter included three third-down conversions – one on a pass interference penalty against Richard Sherman on third-and-10; another on Luck’s 12-yard pass to T.Y. Hilton on third-and-8; and the last on Luck’s 5-yard pass to Wayne on third-and-4. The Seahawks had on last chance, but Darius Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s fourth-down pass.
Player of the quarter: Luck. He was 5 of 7 for 49 yards on the drive to the go-ahead TD, then added the two-pointer on the PAT.
Play of the quarter: Pick a third down, since it seems the Colts converted every time they had one.
Number of the quarter: 1. As in the Seahawks’ first loss of the season.