SEATTLE —Colts. Seahawks. Primetime. Let's go.
The Indianapolis Colts (1-2) tonight take on the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) in their inter-conference matchup televised on NBC's *Sunday Night Football.
*Here are some of the major plays as they happened each quarter:
14:17: Colts center Deyshawn Bond is carted off the field after suffering what appeared to be an injury to his left leg on just the second play of the night for the Indy offense. Bond, an undrafted rookie out of Cincinnati and a local Warren Central High School product, has filled in admirably all season for starting center Ryan Kelly, who has missed the first four games of the season with a foot injury, so you really feel for him if the injury turns out to be serious. Taking Bond's place is Adam Redmond, who is getting his first reps at center in a regular season game in his career. Things get a little sticky for the Colts beyond Redmond at center; perhaps Jack Mewhort or Joe Haeg would be their pick.
Photos from the Sunday night game against the Seattle Seahawks
8:59:** The Seahawks draw first blood with a Blair Walsh 44-yard field goal, to go up 3-0. The Seahawks started with good field position after a 36-yard punt by Rigoberto Sanchez to the Seattle 37, and would go on a seven-play, 38-yard scoring drive that took 3:04 off the clock. Credit outside linebacker John Simon with making sure the Seahawks weren't able to extend the drive even further, however, as he was able to contain Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson on a scramble on a 3rd and 4 play and limit him to just three yards to force the field goal.
INJURY UPDATE: Bond (knee) has officially been ruled OUT for the rest of the game.
3:33: After electing to punt instead of attempt what would've been a 54-yard field goal, Sanchez's punt is downed at the one-yard line after a tremendous effort by Kenny Moore II, who jumped to bat the ball out of the end zone to be downed by his teammates. Three plays later, Wilson is sacked in the end zone by rookie cornerback Nate Hairston for the safety. The officials initially ruled Wilson had gotten the ball out of his hand before his knee touched, but head coach Chuck Pagano challenged that ruling — successfully — and now we have a 3-2 ballgame.
0:00: At the end of the first quarter, the Seahawks lead the Colts, 3-2.
12:25: Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman, filling in for an injured Jeremy Lane — who has been ruled out with a hip injury — picks off Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett and returns it 28 yards for a touchdown, extending Seattle's lead to 10-2. It didn't even seem as if Brissett saw Coleman on the 3rd and 4 play, as he tried to connect with Kamar Aiken along the left sideline to pick up the first down.
5:25: The Colts find the end zone for the first time on the night. After earning the tough first down on 3rd and Inches from the 2, Indianapolis hands it off to Robert Turbin a second straight time, who punches it in from a yard out, capping a 12-play, 80-yard drive that took seven minutes off the clock. Two defensive holding penalties called on the Seahawks really aided the Colts on that drive, too, who now trail, 10-8 after a failed two-point conversion attempt.
3:41: Matthias Farley with the play of the day so far for the Colts' defense. He hustles over to defend a Wilson pass attempt to tight end Luke Willson, tips the ball into the air, catches it and somehow keeps both feet in for the second-year safety's first-career pick.
0:25: Wow. Brissett, with pinpoint accurary, finds wide receiver Donte Moncrief — who makes just as impressive a catch — for an 18-yard touchdown to put the Colts up 15-10. It was a heck of a timing play for the quarterback and the wide receiver, and the Colts have their first lead of the night. Also key for Indianapolis: Farley's interception is not for naught.
0:00: The Seahawks miss a 38-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds of the second quarter. At halftime, the Colts lead the Seahawks, 15-10.
THIRD QUARTER9:23:Houdini makes his scheduled appearance at CenturyLink Field. On 3rd and 10 from the Indianapolis 23-yard line, the Colts bring all sorts of stunts and twists up front to try to get to Wilson, who somehow squeezes through a small hole right up the heart of his offensive line, scrambles all the way within the five and dives for the touchdown. Then, the Colts are called for illegal formation on the ensuing point-after attempt, setting the Seahawks up at the 1-yard line for a two-point attempt, in which Wilson easily finds wide receiver Doug Baldwin. After a nine-play, 84-yard drive that took 5:37 off the clock, the Seahawks lead the Colts, 18-15.
5:49:Three games. Three interceptions. Rookie safety Malik Hooker becomes the first Colts rookie to accomplish that feat since Eugene Daniel in 1984, picking off Wilson on an impressive one-handed grab off a deflected pass attempt towards tight end Jimmy Graham. For good measure, Hooker delivers a fierce stiff arm on his return to the Seattle 24, victimizing running back J.D. McKissic. I think Hooker was described as a "ballhawk" coming out of Ohio State, and one might believe that description is decently accurate.
4:57:Though the Colts don't respond to their second pick with a touchdown, they do get points out of it, tying the game at 18 with an Adam Vinatieri 40-yard field goal.
2:19:McKissic gets his redemption, rumbling his way for a 30-yard touchdown in a quick 6-play, 75-yard drive that takes 2:41 off the clock for the Seahawks. The Colts just couldn't find a way to get the shifty running back to the ground at several junctures, and pay for it. Seattle leads, 25-18.
2:09:Ten seconds later, Seattle strikes again — this time on defense. Brissett is stripped on a pass attempt by defensive end Marcus Smith, and linebacker Bobby Wagner recovers the fumble and finds the end zone 21 yards later. The Colts have their work cut out for them now, trailing 32-18.
0:00:At the end of the third quarter, the Seahawks lead the Colts, 32-18.
11:16: The Seahawks perhaps put the nail in the coffin on this one, and lead 39-18. With their defense continuing to swarm, their offense shows it's humming just as well, going on a nine-play, 74-yard drive that ends in a six-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Willson. Seattle converted a 3rd and 9, turning it into a 41-yard pass to speedster Tyler Lockett, and then converted a 3rd and 8 with a 14-yard pass to Graham.10:16: Brissett is hit hard on three straight plays on the ensuing Colts drive, the last of which results in a sack and a loss of 14 yards on third down. The second-year North Carolina State product is slow to get up off the turf, but is able to slowly jog off the field to the sideline. The talented Seattle defense has now sacked Brissett four times, and has hit him 11 times in all.2:22:27-yard touchdown pass, Wilson to McKissic. 46-18.FINAL: Seahawks 46, Colts 18. Next up for Indy: the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.