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COLTS WIN: 34-17

The offense soared and the defense stifled Seattle, as the Colts beat the Seahawks, 34-17.



The Seahawks scored two touchdowns in the last three minutes, but it was not enough to overcome a deficit built up over three quarters. The Colts defeated Seattle, 34-17.


FOURTH QUARTER (6:58 remaining)


Vinatieri kicked his second field goal (19 yards) in as many minutes after defensive end Robert Mathis recorded his third sack and second forced fumble. **COLTS 34, SEAHAWKS 3

FOURTH QUARTER (8:50 remaining)


After forcing Seattle to punt for the fifth time today, the Colts offense advanced the ball 29 yards and set up a 37-yard field goal by K-Adam Vinatieri to put the Colts up 28. **COLTS 31, SEAHAWKS 3



Just before the third quarter came to a close, Manning completed a 16-yard pass to tight end Dallas Clark to move the ball to Seattle's 45.

The Colts got the ball back with 52 seconds left in the quarter when defensive end Robert Mathis came up with his second third-down sack of the game, forcing Seatle quarterback Seneca Wallace to cough up the football, which was recovered by Colts linebacker Freddy Keiaho.**

THIRD QUARTER (8:02 remaining)


The Colts began the second half where they left off in the first. After scoring a touchdown just before halftime, Indy's offense scored another one on their first possession of the second half.

Manning led the Colts on an 80-yard touchdown drive, their fourth scoring drive of 78 yards or more, capped off by a 12-yard rushing touchdown by running back Joseph Addai. COLTS 28, SEAHAWKS 3


The Colts offense needed only one minute and 19 seconds for their third touchdown of the first half as quarterback Peyton Manning orchestrated the shortened two-minute drill to perfection.

With nine seconds remaining in the second quarter, Manning completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Austin Collie, the first touchdown of the rookie's career.

Lined up in the slot, Collie ran to the corner of the end zone and fully extended himself to catch Manning's pass, which floated over his right shoulder. Manning completed seven of his 10 passes on the drive, including a 21-yard screen pass to Wayne on 2nd-and-20 inside Seattle territory.

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri squibbed the ensuing kick-off. Seattle kneeled the ball and ran out the clock on the first half. **COLTS 21, SEAHAWKS 3

SECOND QUARTER (1:23 remaining)


On third-and-long with Seattle's offense inside the red zone, Colts defensive end Robert Mathis came up with a crucial sack, pushing the Seahawks backwards and forcing them to settle for a field goal. Seattle kicker Olindo Mare converted the 38-yard attempt to give the Seahawks their first points of the game. **COLTS 14, SEAHAWKS 3

SECOND QUARTER (5:29 remaining)


The Colts went 90 yards for their second touchdown of the game. This time, the score came on a five-yard pass from Manning to wide receiver Reggie Wayne, his first catch of the game.

Wayne's touchdown was set up by a 35-yard pass to Garcon to move the Colts into the red zone and an eight-yard pass to running back Joseph Addai to move the ball inside Seattle's 5. **COLTS 14, SEAHAWKS 0

SECOND QUARTER (9:30 remaining)


Two costly penalties erased Seattle first downs and forced the Seahawks to punt once again. Former Colts running back Edgerrin James, now with the Seahawks, rushed four times on the drive for 16 yards.

Colts punt return man T.J. Rushing fair caught Seattle's punt on the 10, giving possession back to the Colts.**



For the second consecutive drive, Seattle's offense was stifled by the Colts' defense. Before Seattle punted for the second time this afternoon, the Colts tackled the Seahawks behind the line of scrimmage on three straight plays – a four-yard loss by running back Julius Jones (E. Foster), a three-yard loss by wide receiver Deion Branch (M. Bullitt) and a five-yard loss by quarterback Seneca Wallace after Colts linebacker Freddy Keiaho forced the scrambling signal-caller out of bounds.

On the ensuing possession, the Colts' offense failed to pick up a first down and will punt to begin the second quarter. **COLTS 7, SEAHAWKS 0


FIRST QUARTER (6:09 remaining)


Rookie running back Donald Brown's one-yard rushing touchdown up the middle capped off a 10-play 80-yard opening drive for the offense and gives the Colts a 7-0 lead.

On the drive, which started from the Colts' 20, quarterback Peyton Manning completed all four of his pass attempts for 57 yards, including a 25-yard pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon to move Indianapolis into the red zone. **

FIRST QUARTER (11:55 remaining)**

Seattle started with the ball, but quickly punted to the Colts after running just six offensive plays. The Colts' run defense looked strong in the first series of the afternoon, holding the Seahawks to just two rushing yards on three attempts. Defensive end Dwight Freeney, who missed practice earlier this week, came in on the third down and nearly recorded a sack.

Seattle's Jon Ryan punted the ball through the end zone, resulting in a touchback.

The following Colts are inactive today…QB-Curtis Painter, WR-Anthony Gonzalez, DB-Bob Sanders, DB-Kelvin Hayden, LB-Gary Brackett, OG-Jamey Richard, OT-Tony Ugoh and DT-Fili Moala. Also, the Colts signed RB-Mike Hart from the practice squad and waived RB-Chad Simpson.


• 1-yard rushing touchdown by RB-Donald Brown (Drive summary: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:38 seconds) COLTS 7, SEAHAWKS 0

• 5-yard touchdown pass from QB-Peyton Manning to WR-Reggie Wayne (Drive summary: 9 plays, 90 yards, 3:59 seconds) COLTS 14, SEAHAWKS 0

• 38-yard field goal by K-Olindo Mare (Drive summary: 11 plays, 57 yards, 4:07 seconds) COLTS 14, SEAHAWKS 3

• 21-yard pass from QB-Peyton Manning to WR-Austin Collie (Drive summary: 9 plays, 78 yards, 1:19 seconds) COLTS 21, SEAHAWKS 3

• 12-yard rushing touchdown by RB-Joseph Addai (Drive summary: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:58 seconds) COLTS 28, SEAHAWKS 3

• 37-yard field goal by K-Adam Vinatieri (Drive summary: 7 plays, 29 yards, 3:08 seconds) COLTS 31, SEAHAWKS 3

• 19-yard field goal by K-Adam Vinatieri (Drive summary: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:15 seconds) COLTS 34, SEAHAWKS 3

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