Seahawks dominate Colts in 28-16 win

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Sunday marked the first home opener for the Colts, as fans from Indianapolis and Seattle packed Lucas Oil Stadium full. But unfortunately for the Colts, the outcome wasn't what they expected. 

Seattle outscored Indy 7-3 in the first quarter, 14-7 in the second and 7-0 in the fourth. Russell Wilson and his high powered offensive line was simply too much for the Colts defensive line. As for the offensive line, Carson Wentz simply had no protection against the Seahawks defensive line.

Wilson was 18-23 passing for 254 yards and four touchdowns while Wentz went 25-38 passing for 251 yards and two touchdowns. Indianapolis took the initial lead in the first quarter on a 21 yard field goal by Rodrigo Blankenship. Seattle answered back and took the lead on a 23 yard pass from Wilson to Tyler Lockett, Jason Myers then connected on the PAT. Seattle then struck again early in the second on a nine yard toss from Wilson to Gerald Everett, Myers connected on the PAT. However, the Colts came back with a touchdown of their own on a ten yard toss from Wentz to Zach Pascal. Rodrigo’s PAT was good and Indy pulled within four at 14-10. 

After that Colts touchdown, Seattle pulled away. Late in the second quarter, the Colts sacked Wilson and fans went wild thinking they’d pretty much diminished any hopes of scoring for Seattle. However, on 2nd and 20 for Seattle, Wilson heaved a moonshot of a pass for 69 yards to Tyler Lockett for a touchdown. Myers connected on the PAT, and it was 21-10 Seattle. Once that touchdown happened, the energy shifted.

The third quarter saw no scoring for either team, but Seattle would strike again towards the end of the fourth. Wilson tossed a 15 yard pass from Wilson to DK Metcalf, Myers connected on the PAT and Seattle took a 28-10 lead with 6:41 to go in the game.

The late Seattle touchdown opened the floodgates with Colts fans heading for the exits in droves. While it was too little too late, the Colts had one last score in them. With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Wentz tossed an 11 yard pass to Zach Pascal to make it 28-16. Indianapolis then attempted a two point conversion, but the Seahawks sacked Wentz.

Looking ahead to next week, the Seahawks will have their home opener at Lumen Field against the Tennessee Titans where they’ll look to go 2-0. For the Colts, it doesn’t get any easier as the Los Angeles Rams come to town fresh off a 20 point win over the Chicago Bears 34-14.  Colts will seek to claim their first win of the season. 

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