Sunday, October 6, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks
By Terry Blount
INDIANAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 34-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium:
What it means: Seattle loses for the first time this season and gives up the most points this season. The Seahawks pulled off come-from-behind wins in their first two road games, but it was the Colts who came back in this one after trailing 28-23 entering the fourth quarter.
Stock watch: The Seattle running game was outstanding most of the day with 194 yards after three quarters, including 100 by Marshawn Lynch. But the Seahawks couldn’t get it done in the fourth quarter when they needed it. And the Seattle defense couldn’t get the Colts off the field when Indianapolis had an 86-yard touchdown drive and a 49-yard field goal on its last two possessions before running the clock out at the end.
Kearse shines in the first half: Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse blocked a punt that became a Seahawks safety in the first quarter. Kearse also made a spectacular leaping catch on the sideline near the goal line and managed to stay in bounds as he reached to hit the pylon for a 28-yard touchdown.
Bad clock management: The Seahawks were out of timeouts with 8:55 to go in the fourth quarter. Not good in a close game.
What’s next: After back-to-back road games, the Seahawks return home to play the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle has won 10 consecutive regular-season games at the Clink.