Too much Luck sinks Seahawks, 34-28

Colts rally to hand Seattle first loss of season

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Updated: October 6, 2013, 2:09 PM

 
photoIndianapolis running back Donald Brown goes over Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner to score the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter Sunday.

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photoSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, breaks away from Indianapolis Colts nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin during the first half Sunday.

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photoSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half Sunday.

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photoSeattle linebacker Mike Morgan (57) and safety Jeron Johnson celebrate a safety in front of Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee during the first quarter Sunday. The punt was blocked and Johnson recovered in the back of the end zone, but was ruled out of bounds leading to the safety.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck handed Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season.

On a day, the Colts' offense struggled at times, Luck threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and Donald Brown put the Colts ahead with a 3-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter to knock off previously unbeaten Seattle 34-28.

Luck led yet another fourth-quarter comeback, his ninth in 21 career games.

He led the Colts on a long, methodical scoring drive to open the fourth quarter, capping it with Brown's TD run and then throwing to Reggie Wayne for a 2-point conversion.

Indy then used the clock on another long drive that ended with Adam Vinatieri's 49-yard field goal.

Wilson finished 15 of 31 for 210 yards with two TDs, one interception and ran 13 times for 102 yards. Marshawn Lynch ran 17 times for 102 yards.

T.Y. Hilton had five catches for a career-high 140 yards.

For the Seahawks (4-1), it was a loss that seemed every bit as inexplicable as last week's victory in Houston.

Despite playing without three starting offensive linemen for the second straight week, Seattle dominated the first half, rushed for 218 yards and seemed to be in control for most of the game.

Seattle lost its first regular-season game since Nov. 25 at Miami, ending a nine-game winning streak.

The game featured two blocked kicks that wound up going for scores, a 73-yard TD pass from Luck to Hilton and two 2-point conversion tries by the Colts.

But Seattle was just 2 of 12 on third down conversions, played the final nine minutes without a timeout and settled for too many field goals.

It was a costly combination.

But it didn't look as if it would end this way when Seattle opened the game by driving for a field goal, a touchdown and then got a safety after a blocked punt to make it 12-0 with 4:53 left in the first.

The Colts rallied with the long TD pass to Hilton and took the lead when Delano Howell returned a blocked field goal 61 yards for a TD.

Seattle led 19-17 at the half and appeared to take control in the third quarter after settling for two quick field goals to make it 25-17.

But Luck hooked up with Hilton again, this time on a nifty 29-yard throw down the sideline to cut the deficit to 25-23 with 4:16 left in the third.

Brown gave Indy the lead for good early in the fourth, after coach Chuck Pagano won a challenge on a third-down spot that turned a fourth down into a first down.

The Colts were in control the rest of the way.

COLTS 34, SEAHAWKS 28

Seattle 12 7 9 0—28

Indianapolis 7 10 6 11—34

First Quarter

Sea—FG Hauschka 42, 11:40. Drive: 5 plays, 28 yards, 2:13. Key Play: Lynch 24 run. Seattle 3, Indianapolis 0.

Sea—Tate 10 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 6:14. Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 4:14. Key Plays: Lynch 19 run; Wilson 12 pass to Tate; Wilson 11 run. Seattle 10, Indianapolis 0.

Sea—Kearse safety, 4:53. Seattle 12, Indianapolis 0.

Ind—Hilton 73 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 1:04. Drive: 4 plays, 84 yards, 1:41. Key Play: Richardson 2 run on 3rd-and-1. Seattle 12, Indianapolis 7.

Second Quarter

Ind—Howell 61 blocked field goal return (Vinatieri kick), 13:06. Indianapolis 14, Seattle 12.

Sea—Kearse 28 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 5:57. Drive: 12 plays, 82 yards, 7:09. Key Plays: Lynch 10 run; Wilson 11 pass to Baldwin; Wilson 17 pass to Willson; Wilson 5 run on 4th-and-3. Seattle 19, Indianapolis 14.

Ind—FG Vinatieri 41, :58. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 4:59. Key Plays: Browner 39-yard defensive pass interference penalty on 3rd-and-22; Luck 13 pass to Hilton on 3rd-and-9; D.Brown 16 run. Seattle 19, Indianapolis 17.

Third Quarter

Sea—FG Hauschka 36, 11:18. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:42. Key Plays: Lynch 18 run; Wilson 27 pass to Baldwin; Wilson 14 run on 3rd-and-9. Seattle 22, Indianapolis 17.

Sea—FG Hauschka 41, 8:12. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:30. Key Play: Avril fumble recovery (Luck). Seattle 25, Indianapolis 17.

Ind—Hilton 29 pass from Luck (pass failed), 4:16. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:56. Key Plays: Luck 11 pass to Fleener on 3rd-and-6; Richardson 10 run; Luck 9 pass to Wayne on 3rd-and-4. Seattle 25, Indianapolis 23.

Sea—FG Hauschka 46, :35. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 3:41. Key Plays: Wilson 11 pass to Willson; Wilson 27 pass to Baldwin on 3rd-and-5. Seattle 28, Indianapolis 23.

Fourth Quarter

Ind—D.Brown 3 run (Wayne pass from Luck), 8:55. Drive: 14 plays, 86 yards, 6:40. Key Plays: Sherman 16-yard defensive pass interference penalty on 3rd-and-10; Luck 13 pass to Hilton; Luck 12 pass to Hilton on 3rd-and-8; Luck 5 pass to Wayne on 3rd-and-4; Luck 19 pass to Wayne. Indianapolis 31, Seattle 28.

Ind—FG Vinatieri 49, 1:55. Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards, 4:43. Key Plays: Luck 19 pass to Wayne; Richardson 10 run on 3rd-and-5. Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28.

A—66,608.


Sea Ind

FIRST DOWNS 21 20

Rushing 11 6

Passing 10 12

Penalty 0 2

THIRD DOWN EFF 2-12 7-12

FOURTH DOWN EFF 1-3 0-0

TOTAL NET YARDS 423 317

Total Plays 67 60

Avg Gain 6.3 5.3

NET YARDS RUSHING 218 109

Rushes 34 29

Avg per rush 6.4 3.8

NET YARDS PASSING 205 208

Sacked-Yds lost 2-5 2-21

Gross-Yds passing 210 229

Completed-Att. 15-31 16-29

Had Intercepted 1 0

Yards-Pass Play 6.2 6.7

KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB 7-7-3 8-7-6

PUNTS-Avg. 2-38.5 3-31.0

Punts blocked 0 1

FGs-PATs blocked 1-0 0-0

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 53 107

Punt Returns 1-14 0-0

Kickoff Returns 2-39 4-107

Interceptions 0-0 1-0

PENALTIES-Yds 7-85 3-35

FUMBLES-Lost 2-1 2-2

TIME OF POSSESSION 31:22 28:38


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Seattle, Lynch 17-102, Wilson 13-102, Turbin 4-14. Indianapolis, Richardson 18-56, D.Brown 6-37, Luck 4-9, Heyward-Bey 1-7.

PASSING—Seattle, Wilson 15-31-1-210. Indianapolis, Luck 16-29-0-229.

RECEIVING—Seattle, Baldwin 5-80, Tate 5-61, Willson 2-28, Kearse 1-28, Rice 1-8, Lynch 1-5. Indianapolis, Wayne 6-65, Hilton 5-140, Fleener 2-15, D.Brown 2-3, R.Hughes 1-6.

PUNT RETURNS—Seattle, Tate 1-14. Indianapolis, None.

KICKOFF RETURNS—Seattle, Kearse 1-21, Tate 1-18. Indianapolis, Reed 4-107.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS—Seattle, Thomas 9-1-0, Wright 3-6-0, Irvin 3-1-1, Sherman 3-0-0, Clemons 2-1-1, Browner 2-0-0, Hill 2-0-0, Thurmond 2-0-0, Bennett 1-1-0, Wagner 1-1-0, Johnson 1-0-0, Lynch 1-0-0, McDonald 1-0-0, Chancellor 0-5-0, Mebane 0-5-0, Bryant 0-2-0, Farwell 0-2-0, Avril 0-1-0, Maragos 0-1-0, Maxwell 0-1-0, McDaniel 0-1-0, Morgan 0-1-0. Indianapolis, Freeman 7-6-0, Conner 4-1-0, Mathis 3-3-2, Bethea 3-3-0, Walden 3-1-0, Davis 3-0-0, Toler 2-5-0, Guy 2-1-0, Howell 2-1-0, Butler 2-0-0, Johnson 2-0-0, Redding 1-4-0, Reed 1-0-0, Thornton 1-0-0, Moala 0-2-0, Angerer 0-1-0, Franklin 0-1-0, R.Hughes 0-1-0, Mathews 0-1-0, Sheppard 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS—Indianapolis, Butler 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Seattle, Hauschka 48 (BK).


OFFICIALS—Referee Ron Winter, Ump Carl Paganelli, HL Jim Howey, LJ Gary Arthur, FJ Scott Steenson, SJ Tom Hill, BJ Greg Steed, Replay Jim Lapetina.

Time: 3:21.