Colts Defeat The Seahawks, 19-17, In Preseason Opener

The Indianapolis Colts are in Seattle to take on the Seahawks tonight for their 2018 preseason opener. Check back here throughout the night for live updates from CenturyLink Field.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scrambles with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — The Indianapolis Colts are in Seattle to take on the Seahawks tonight for their 2018 preseason opener. Check back here throughout the night for live updates from CenturyLink Field.


— Quarterback Phillip Walker finds second-year tight end Darrell Daniels for a 10-yard touchdown pass, and the Colts increase their lead to nine, 19-10, with 10:42 left in the fourth quarter. It was ruled a touchdown on the field after Daniels hit the pylon as he dove at the end of the play, and a review confirmed that ruling.

— Hassan Ridgeway with a big night here in the second half. He now has two sacks, for a combined loss of 21 yards. The third-year Texas product hopes to add depth to the Colts' defensive line.

— Colts safety Shamarko Thomas delivers a big helmet-to-helmet blow to Seahawks wide receiver David Moore and is not only penalized, but is ejected from the game. Rookie George Odum replaces Thomas in the secondary.

— A series of three straight botched exchanges between center Mark Glowinski and quarterback Brad Kaaya ultimately results in a defensive touchdown for the Seahawks, who trail the Colts 19-17 with 3:15 left in the fourth quarter. Joe Haeg, who started the game at left tackle and got in at center during the third quarter, is put back into the game at center to finish this thing out.

— FINAL: The Colts (1-0) defeat the Seahawks (0-1), 19-17.


— Jacoby Brissett remains at quarterback for the Colts' first offensive drive of the second half, but it results in a three-and-out. The Seahawks respond with a 43-yard field goal to go back on top, 10-9.

— Now in at quarterback for the Colts: Phillip Walker. Walker, a second-year Temple product, spent most of last season on the Indy practice squad.

— Mike Badgley nails his first professional field goal, from 34 yards out, to put the Colts back on top, 12-10, with 1:31 left in the third quarter. Good job by Rigoberto Sanchez to handle a low snap and get a good hold.

— At the end of the third quarter, the Colts lead the Seahawks, 12-10.


— Adam Vinatieri nails a 51-yard field goal, cutting the Seahawks' lead to 7-6 with 13:37 left in the second quarter. It's a nine-play, 43-yard drive for Indy. If that's it for Luck on the day, his stats: 6-of-9 passing for 64 yards; sacked once.

— Russell Wilson is out of the game for Seattle, but the Seahawks' offense continues to roll with backup QB Austin Davis running the show — against the Colts' starting defense. That was until Nate Hairston picked off an ill-advised Davis throw in the end zone. Now, Jacoby Brissett takes the field for the Indy offense.

— Click here for a quick update from's Jake Arthur on Andrew Luck's 2018 debut.

— Adam Vinatieri knocks down his third field goal on the night, this time from 45 yards out. #Colts re-take the lead, 9-7, with 25 seconds left in the second quarter.

— At halftime, the Colts lead the Seahawks, 9-7.


— The Seahawks win the opening coin toss and elect to defer. And after a touchback on the kickoff, Andrew Luck completes a 17-yard pass play to running back Marlon Mack on his first NFL play in 585 days.

— Adam Vinatieri connects on a 33-yard field goal on the opening drive to give the Colts an early 3-0 lead with 9:22 left in the first quarter. It was a 12-play, 60-yard drive in the offense's opening effort of the preseason. Also: Luck is also able to check off another positive box: getting hit. He scrambled on his final play of the drive and was brought down, and popped right back up and hustled to the sideline.

— Russell Wilson buys some time and finds tight end Nick Vannett for a five-yard touchdown. It was a 12-play, 75-yard drive for the Seahawks, who go on top, 7-3, with three minutes remaining in the first quarter. We did see the Colts show off their nickel formation for the first time: Nate Hairston was in as the nickel cornerback, with Kenny Moore II and Quincy Wilson outside at corner.

— At the end of the first quarter, the Seahawks lead the Colts, 7-3.


— Thirteen Colts players have been ruled out prior to tonight's game:

  • Center Deyshawn Bond
  • Tackle Tyreek Burwell
  • Tackle Anthony Castonzo
  • Running back Josh Ferguson
  • Wide receiver Reece Fountain
  • Safety Clayton Geathers
  • Tackle/guard Denzelle Good
  • Safety Malik Hooker
  • Defensive tackle/end Tyquan Lewis
  • Cornerback Chris Milton
  • Defensive tackle Caraun Reid
  • Defensive end Kemoko Turay
  • Linebacker Anthony Walker

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