Posted: 4:27 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
By Jon Benne
The Seahawks jumped out to a big early lead thanks to Marshawn Lynch, who had 76 rushing yards in the first half alone. Russell Wilson hooked up with Golden Tate to give the Seahawks a quick 10-0 lead, while the defense has stifled Andrew Luck. Things got worse for the Colts when Jermaine Kearse blocked a punt. JeronJohnson attempted to recover the ball, but it went out of the endzone for a Seahawks safety. The Colts finally got on the board late in the first quarter, when Andrew Luck hit T.Y. Hilton for a 73-yard bomb. It was the longest completion the Seahawks have given up since 2007.
The Colts took a 14-12 lead in the second quarter, returning a blocked field goal for a touchwown. The Seahawks got the lead back when Wilson lobbed up a jumpball to Jermaine Kearse in the endzone. Kearse pulled it down for the touchdown. The Seahawks failed to cash in on a two-minute drill and went into halftime up, 19-14.
The Seahawks settled for two field goals, but couldn't find the endzone. Indianapolis made them pay, when Luck found Hilton again for a 31-yards rainbow strike to cut Seattle's lead to two points. Luck used another long scoring drive to give Indianapolis the lead, driving down all the way to the goal line. Donald Brown ran it in from three yards out and the Colts made the two-point conversion to take a 31-28 lead. The Seahawks went three and out on the ensuing drive and Indianapolis got another field goal to make it 34-28. A last-ditch effort by the Seahawks ended in an interception, and Seattle drops to 4-1 on the season.
Marshawn Lynch carried the Seahawks offense again, finishing with 107 rushing yards on 17 carries. T.Y. Hilton was a major difference maker for the Colts, racking up 140 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions.
The Seahawks entered the game as 2.5 point favorites. They failed to cover by losing.
Indianapolis at San Diego, Oct. 14, 8:40 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. Tennessee, Oct. 13, 4:05 p.m. ET