It was a tale of two halves on Sunday Night Football as the Colts jumped out to a halftime lead, but the Seahawks imposed their will and pulled away in the second half.
The Colts couldn’t have asked for a better start as they came into Seattle as two touchdown underdogs.
Indianapolis held a 15-10 lead at halftime as they held the ball for nearly 20 minutes. Jacoby Brissett came out hot in his first career road start completing 14/20 of his pass attempts for 142 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
The Colts even tied the game up 18-18 with less than five minutes to go in the third quarter.
However, it all went downhill from there.
Brissett went 2/9 for 15 yards for the rest of the game, and the Seahawks went on a 28-0 run in the second half to run away with an easy victory.
Both sides of the ball struggled for Indianapolis as the offense only produced 4.2 yards per play while the defense gave up 7.7.
The Colts’ run defense had been a major strength through the first three weeks, but the Seahawks ran wild for 194 yards on 5.9 yards per carry on Sunday night.
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On the bright side, it was very encouraging to see Jacoby Brissett step up to a major challenge. He did not look phased at all, and he relished the opportunity to perform in primetime.
The Colts’ running game still didn’t give him much help as they averaged less than 4 yards per carry, and the receiving corps dropped a few very catchable passes.
Colts fans would like to burn the tape of tonight’s second half, but there were plenty of positive takeaways from the team’s toughest test of the season thus far.