The Seahawks get As on offense and defense after piling up 46 points — including a franchise-record 36 in the second half — in a big win over Indy.
Here are some quick grades from the Seahawks’ 46-18 win over Indianapolis Sunday night.
Half bad, and half really good as the Seattle offense finally broke out with a bevy of big plays in the second half.
The points scored were the most for the Seahawks since a 50-17 win at Buffalo late in the 2012 season. Seattle finished with 477 yards. Consider that the Seahawks had just 84 with 25 seconds remaining in the first half.
Russell Wilson played better than even his gaudy stats indicate, taking into account that his two interception were each tipped off the hands of Jimmy Graham.
His running was also key, especially the 23-yarder that started the onslaught and seemed to soften up the Colts’ defense.
The bedraggled offensive line must have done something right as the Seahawks moved in the second half as they rarely have since 2015.
And backup running back J.D. McKissic was a revelation with the 30-yard TD that seemed to finally tip things Seattle’s way as well as the 27-yard touchdown reception that capped the rout.
For a few brief moments you wondered if the struggles of last week were foreshadowing a defense that was suddenly losing it.
But then came the second half and as dominant of a 30 minutes as the Seahawks have played in a while. The Colts had just 32 yards on 19 plays in the second half.
There were the two touchdowns off turnovers, the pick six by Justin Coleman, which was key to keeping Seattle afloat early, and the fumble recovery by Bobby Wagner capping the rout late.
Marcus Smith, forced to take on heavy playing time due to an early injury to Cliff Avril, showed why the Seahawks signed him when he was available in the preseason with 1.5 sacks including forcing the fumble that Wagner returned.
Blair Walsh had a missed field goal to end the first half that seemed like it might be key at the time.
But other than that it was a solid day for this group.