Colts Get Boomed By The Legion of Boom In Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash. -- A promising start turned into a nightmare for the Indianapolis Colts in a 46-18 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on the road Sunday night.
It was a stalemate to start the game with the Seahawks getting on the board first with a Blair Walsh field goal on their opening drive. Soon after, the Colts followed that up by tackling Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in his own end zone resulting in a safety.
After throwing a pick-6 giving the Seahawks a 10-2 lead to start the second quarter, Jacoby Brissett responded with poise, driving the Colts twice down the field resulting in a 1-yard rushing touchdown by former Seahawk Robert Turbin and a nifty 18-yard pass to Donte Moncrief.
The second TD drive happened thanks in part to Matthias Farley who was on the receiving end of one of two interceptions that Wilson would throw to the Indianapolis secondary. The other INT fell to rookie DB Malik Hooker as the Seahawks were looking to build on an 18-15 lead late in the third quarter.
Hooker's third interception in three games set up a 40-yard field goal to tie the game at 18-18.
The Colts would learn in the latter portion of the game however, that they were facing the "Legion of Boom." The Seattle defense would lead a 22-3 scoring swing through the duration of the 3rd quarter.
After scoring again halfway through the third, the Seattle defense forced a fumble from Brissett, which they returned for a touchdown.
Brissett would finish the night 16-of-29, throwing for 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also added 33-yards rushing on three carries.
The downward spiral continued for Indy, with the "Legion of Boom" sacking Brissett multiple times in the fourth quarter and scoring twice more to put icing on both the cake and the win, 46-18.
Indianapolis will face the San Francisco 49ers back home at Lucas Oil Stadium next Sunday. The Colts will be unveiling a statue of Peyton Manning before kickoff.
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