Seahawks defeat the Colts 46-18: Initial reaction
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks defeated the Colts on Sunday in a game they started off slowly again. But goodness, Seattle’s second half was a beautiful thing. Except for one very bad moment.
There was a point in Sunday’s game where the Colts led 18-15 over the Seahawks. Seriously. I promise you, I am not making that up. Then Seattle’s offense exploded. And their defense crushed the Colts. And well, this looked like the Seahawks team 12s expect to take the field.
But there was one huge negative. Rookie Chris Carson who at times has been the only good thing about Seattle’s offense injured his leg in the fourth quarter. It was injury that makes it look like Carson will be out for a very long time.
Luckily, even when Carson was not on the field Sunday the Seahawks running backs were productive. A bit surprisingly, the two backs who were most productive were Eddie Lacy and J.D. McKissic. McKissic finished the game with just four carries but for 38 yards. 30 of those came on a touchdown run when Seattle was just beginning to rout the Colts.
McKissic also made an excellent and acrobatic touchdown catch on fourth down in the fourth quarter. He is a weapon and with Carson out now, he will be needed.
Lacy ran strong and had 52 yards on 11 carries.
Seattle’s defense chipped in with two touchdowns. One on an interception return by Justin Coleman. The second came on a fumble return by linebacker Bobby Wagner. This after Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett was under heavy pressure and the ball slipped from his hand.
For those who only caught the first half and saw the Colts lead (again, I am not making this up) 15-10, the replay of Sunday’s game is worth watching. At one point Seattle was being doubled-up by the Colts in total yards and time of possession. The final numbers look quite a bit different.
Seattle finished with 477 total yards to Indianapolis’ 237. The Seahawks also held the ball for 32:12 compared to the Colts’ 27:48.
And the second half was so nice if one is a Seahawks fan because this is what we expect from Seattle. Maybe not as complete and utter destruction of another team always, but Seattle showing that it is clearly the better team is something that has been missing in 2017.
But Seattle will need to have better first halves if it wants to continue winning in future weeks. Next, the Seahawks play a Los Angeles Rams team brimming with confidence. The Rams are 3-1 and currently lead the NFC West. If Seattle starts off poorly next week, winning the game will not come so easily as against the Colts. Seattle needs a better start.
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But Sunday the Seahawks won by 28 and it is a great thing.