Was the Seahawks' win over the Colts convincing enough for you? Here's what people are saying.
Have your doubts been erased? Your questions answered?
The Seahawks routed the Colts on Sunday Night Football at CenturyLink Field, 46-18, behind impressive showings from the offense and the defense. What? A well-rounded game from the Hawks? For the first time in 2017, yes.
It didn’t start so smoothly, though. The Colts entered the half with a 15-10 lead and on pace to match the equally bad performances from defense that marred the first three weeks of Seattle’s season. Russell Wilson’s first two targets of Jimmy Graham resulted in his two interceptions in an otherwise solid game. Seattle hadn’t yet quite established its running game. It was the same old, same old, apparently.
Then they flipped the switch.
The Seahawks outgained Indianapolis 337-32 in the second half. They set a franchise record with 36 points after the half — and the 36-3 second-half margin was also the biggest in franchise history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
And then there was this …
It wasn’t all good news for the Seahawks, though. Already with a big lead late, Seattle handed off to Chris Carson, whose left leg got trampled and later put in an air cast while he was carted off the field.
But after Carson left (and even before), J.D. McKissic stepped up. Largely filling in for C.J. Prosise’s third-down back role, McKissic ran for a touchdown and hauled in another. Eddie Lacy finished the game with 54 yards — 10 times his season total entering the game — to lead the team in rushing.
On top of that, Russell Wilson wasn’t sacked until the second half and only took three all game.
Graham even partially made up for the two previous passes off his hands that went for interceptions with an over-the-shoulder catch on a dime from Wilson. He finished with 61 yards on four catches.
It’s fun to look back on reaction from the first half in games like this when Seattle pulls away late, including one particularly vivid one from a local TV reporter.
With the convincing win, apparently setting the Seahawks back on course, it sets up a key matchup in Los Angeles next week against a Rams team that just knocked off the Cowboys in Dallas.