If the Seattle Seahawks have any luck they won't stay in a Hilton the next time they go on the road. Sunday afternoon the Hawks saw quite enough of Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Colts beat the Hawks 34-28, giving Seattle their first loss of the season. Indy improves to 4-1 to begin the second quarter of the 2013 campaign.
In one of the most entertaining games of the season Seattle's Russell Wilson and Indianapolis' Andrew Luck (both second year quarterbacks) went toe to toe and drive for drive. Wilson, with a combination of precision passes and big runs. Luck, with his arm and an arsenal of quality receivers.
Wilson ran for a career high 102 yards in 13 carries as Indianapolis had no answer for the read option. Luck was 16-29 for 229 yards through the air with two scores and no interceptions. He repeatedly found Reggie Wayne for first downs and T.Y. Hilton for big chunks of yardage against Seattle's secondary. In one of the game's biggest plays of the first half Luck shook off a slow start and found Hilton with a a 71 yard TD strike for the Colts first score. Hilton had scorched Seahawks corner Richard Sherman on the play.
With the game in the balance, less than two minutes on the clock and no timeouts remaining, Russell Wilson led his team on to the field. He was looking for a game winning drive that would have added to his emerging legend if successful. Alas for the youngster from the University of Wisconsin it was not to be. Wilson scrambled for 21 yards on first down but that was to be the last first down Indy was to allow. Cornerback Darius Butler intercepted Wilson's last gasp throw and the game was in the books.
Seattle still holds a 1 1/2 game lead in the NFC West pending the outcome of the Houston/San Francisco game Sunday night. Though the perfect season is not to be, the Hawks still hold a commanding edge over most of their NFC opponents with the softest portion of the Hawks' schedule up next. But on this day Indianapolis had too much luck...and too much Luck.