Sep 29, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) runs after making a catch in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

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In one of the most talked about matchups of Week 5, the Seahawks will be visiting the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow in their quest to win their 10th consecutive regular season game.

It won’t be easy though — the Colts (3-1) have the tools to win big games like this one.

I spoke with Jeremy Nicholas, the co-editor of Naptown’s Finest, and he believes the Colts will beat the Seahawks in a hard-fought battle.

Here is the conversation:

1. The Colts are 3-1 this season. Is this record a surprise to you and Colts fans or was this where you expected this team to be heading into Week 5?

Personally, I predicted that the Colts would be 3-1 after the first month of the season, but in a different way. I expected the Colts to defeat the Miami Dolphins at home, but then lose on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. The Colts looked sloppy in their first two games, but have really hit their stride since then, and I’m very excited to see which team will show up against the Seahawks.

2. Which player on the Colts could be primed to have a breakout game against the Seahawks?

With injuries to Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw, it is now the Trent Richardson show in Indy. Richardson still hasn’t had much time to learn this new scheme, and that could hurt against the tough Seattle defense. Still, if Trent shows up and runs hard on Sunday, he will win over this fan base immediately.

3. What is Indianapolis’ biggest strength on the field? What’s their biggest weakness?

Surprisingly, the Colts’ defense has been their strong point so far, and that is a breath of fresh air. The Colts have not given up a touchdown since the first quarter of Week 2, and have only allowed 10 points total in their last two games. Robert Mathis is on fire, tied for the league lead, with 7.5 sacks.
Honestly, the play calling on offense has been kind of suspect so far. New OC-Pep Hamilton is trying to implement a run-first offense, and it’s working so far, but it’s not pretty. With so many new pieces, it may take a while for this offense to adjust.

4. Which matchup is better for the Colts: their offense against the Seahawks defense or their defense against the Seahawks offense?

I think it’s kind of a wash, really. I think both defenses will give the opposing offenses a hard time. This game may come down to which team gets off one big scoring play.

5. What is your prediction for Sunday’ game?

I think the trip will be tough for Seattle. Traveling to Houston one week, then to Indy the next, is a lot of time in the air. The Colts crowd will be crazy, and the team is hungry for a statement game. Colts win 22-20.

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