First Quarter Recap
In a nutshell: Seahawks 12, Colts 7. The defense held the Colts to not only a three-and-out but zero yards on the game’s opening possession and Steven Hauschka then kicked a 42-yard field goal to give the Seahawks a 3-0 lead with 11:40 left in the quarter. Marshawn Lynch had a 24-yard run on the drive-opening play to the Colts’ 28 and then a 9-yarder on third-and-15 to get Hauschka close enough. That worked so well that the defense forced another three-and-out and the Seahawks then drove 64 yards in eight plays to a 10-yard TD pass from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate with 6:14 left. Lynch also started that drive with a 19-yard run, while Wilson was 2 of 2 for 22 yards and ran once for 11 yards. Jermaine Kearse then blocked a punt and Jeron Johnson recovered as he was slipping out of the end zone for a safety that made it 12-0. The Colts then struck, and did it quickly, on a 73-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton, who was wide open at the Seahawks’ 37 and got around Earl Thomas to get into the end zone to make it 12-7 with 1:04 left.
Player of the quarter: Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks’ Beast Mode back had 55 yards in the quarter, including the long runs to kick off each of the scoring drives.
Play of the quarter: The TD pass from Luck to Hilton. The Seahawks had dominated the quarter, only to make one mistakes to let the Colts back into it.
Number of the quarter: 1:42. Time remaining when the Colts got their initial first down.
Second Quarter Recap
In a nutshell: Seahawks 19, Colts 17. The Colts took the lead when Lawrence Guy blocked Steven Hauschka’s 48-yard field goal attempt and Delano Howell returned it 61 yards for a touchdown. But, the Seahawks came right back and drove 82 yards in 12 plays to Jermaine Kearse’s impressive grab of a Russell Wilson for a 28-yard TD that made it 19-14 with 5:57 left in the half. Wilson completed three passes for 56 yards and ran twice for 8 yards – including 5-yard scramble on fourth-and-3. The Colts ended the half by driving 58 yards in 11 plays to a 41-yard field goal by Adam Venatieri with 58 seconds to play.
Player of the quarter: Wilson. Kearse made the big catch and others made big plays, but the second-year QB had another of those drives where he almost willed the Seahawks to a touchdown.
Play of the quarter: Kearse’s TD catch. The second-year wide receiver went over Vontae Davis to get the pass from Wilson, came down with a foot on the 3-yard line and then reached out to get the score.
Number of the quarter: 51. That’s Bruce Irvin’s uniform number. In his first game back after serving a four-game suspension, last year’s first-round draft pick sacked Luck for a 9-yard loss.