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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Wrap-up: Colts 34, Seahawks 17



Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando


The Seahawks pretty much met expectations during their blowout road loss to the Colts.

The outcome changed nothing, in other words.

The goal for Seattle, then as now, should be to beat the Jaguars and Cardinals at home over the next two weeks, thereby taking a 3-3 record into the bye. Anything less will complicate the Seahawks' efforts to make a strong run for the NFC West title, particularly with four of their first five post-bye games on the road.

Seneca Wallace dramatically improved his completion percentage from Week 3 by hitting 73 percent of his 45 attempts. T.J. Houshmandzadeh topped 100 yards receiving, a big improvement.

The Seahawks simply aren't consistent enough on offense to beat good teams, particularly on the road. That will not change anytime soon, which is why Seattle must find ways to win its next two at home.