Third Quarter Recap
In a nutshell: Seahawks 28, Colts 23. The Seahawks took the kickoff to open the second half and drove 62 yards in nine plays to a 36-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka. Marshawn Lynch opened the possession with an 18-yard run and Russell Wilson extended it with a 14-yard run on third-and-9. Wilson completed only 1 of 4 passes, but it was a 27-yarder to Doug Baldwin. The Seahawks got the ball back when Chris Clemons slapped the ball from the grasp of Andrew Luck and Cliff Avril recovered the sack-forced fumble at the Colts’ 30. Hauschka took advantage of the big defensive play by kicking a 41-yard field goal that made it 25-17 with 8:12 left in the quarter. The Colts came right back, driving 80 yards in 10 plays to Luck’s 29-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton. But the pass for the two-point PAT was incomplete, making it 25-23 with 4:16 left. Luck was 4 of 6 for 58 yards. A 27-yard pass from Wilson to Doug Baldwin then set up a 46-yard field goal by Hauschka that made it 28-23 with 35 seconds left.
Player of the quarter: Hauschka. The Seahawks scored nine points in the quarter to maintain their slim lead, and they came on three field goals by Hauschka.
Plays of the quarter: A couple of big third-down conversions on the drives to two of Hauschka’s field goals. The first was Wilson’s 14-yard scramble on third-and-9. The other was Wilson’s 27-yard pass to Baldwin on third-and-5.
Number of the quarter: 5. The Seahawks’ lead entering the fourth quarter as they try to win their fifth consecutive game.
4th Quarter Recap
In a nutshell: Colts 31, Seahawks 28. The Colts took their first lead, 31-28, on Donald Brown’s 3-yard TD run and Andrew Luck’s pass to Reggie Wayne for the two-point conversion with 8:55 left in the quarter. The 86-yard, 14-play drive that began at the end of the third quarter included three third-down conversions – one on a pass interference penalty against Richard Sherman on third-and-10; another on Luck’s 12-yard pass to T.Y. Hilton on third-and-8; and the last on Luck’s 5-yard pass to Wayne on third-and-4. The Seahawks had on last chance, but Darius Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s fourth-down pass.
Player of the quarter: Luck. He was 5 of 7 for 49 yards on the drive to the go-ahead TD, then added the two-pointer on the PAT.
Play of the quarter: Pick a third down, since it seems the Colts converted every time they had one.
Number of the quarter: 1. As in the Seahawks’ first loss of the season.