It was another slow start at home against a non-playoff caliber team that put Seattle in a 15-10 disadvantage at the break. Yet the Seahawks used a Bobby Wagner scoop-and-score and a suddenly explosive offense to turn their Sunday night affair into a laugher in Seattle’s 48-18 victory over Indianapolis in CenturyLink Field.
Though “laugher” may not be the best choice of words to describe the ultimate result of the game against the Colts as with 6:37 to play in the game, rookie running back Chris Carson suffered a potentially severe left-leg injury and was carted off the field with an air cast. Hopefully for all, the injury won’t be serious as Seattle is already without Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise who were held out due to injury.
Much like last week, Seattle got rolling in the second half as the team scored 36 points after the break.
After being held off the scoreboard in the first-half, getting sacked in the end zone for a safety and trowing an interception, Russell Wilson posted a strong second frame throwing for two scores and running in another. Wilson finished a pretty efficient outing completing 21 of 26 passes for 295 yards.
Tight end Luke Wilson was on the end of Wilson’s other TD, a 6-yard grab that pushed the lead to 39-18 in the fourth.
Eddie Lacey led Seattle on the ground and earned most the work down the stretch in replacing the injured Carson. Lacey finished with 11 carries for 52 yards.
Tyler Lockett caught four balls for 67 yards including a nice 41-yard grab and run late in the fourth that set up the Luke Wilson score.
3rd-year player out of Tennessee, cornerback Justin Coleman gave Seattle a 10-2 lead early in the second quarter with his first career interception which he returned 28 yards for score.
SSU Player of the Game
J.D. McKissic had a breakout performance in a limited roll as he electrified the CenturyLink crowd with his 30-yard dash and score in the third quarter that broke an 18-18 tie. McKissic capped the evening with a tremendous 27-yard circus-type catch for score with 2:22 to play. The rookie out or Arkansas State ran four times for 38 yards to go with his one reception. But two TDs in five touches, that’s efficiency.
Seattle takes their 2-2 record down to LA to face the NFC West division leading Rams (3-1) and a suddenly competent Jared Goff. Coming off a late-game victory on the road over the Cowboys (2-2), LA fields a top-5 rusher with Todd Gurley and the No.1 scoring attack.