Despite their slow start, the Colts handed the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season. The Seahawks traveled to Indianapolis as favorites and dominated much of the first quarter. After starting the game down twelve points, the Colts fought hard for the victory. The Colts ended up winning the game 34-28.
The Seahawks took charge of the game both offensively and defensively from the beginning. Seattle defense forced the Colts into a series of three-and-out situations. Meanwhile, the Seahawks offense scored on back-to-back drives, putting the Colts down 10-0.
Already on top, the Seahawks were not ready to let the Colts score before putting more points on the board. Seattle's WR Jermaine Kearse blocked a Pat McAfee punt which was then run back for a safety by Seahawk C Matt Overton.
At that point, the Colts began to fight for a chance to win. The Colts defense held the Seahawks to their first 3-and-out series which then led to the Colts' first score of the game. Andrew Luck threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton.
The Colts' rally did not stop as they entered the second quarter. Instead, their special team added to the excitement when a Seattle field goal was blocked. S Delano Howell returned the blocked kick for a touchdown, giving the Colts their first lead of the game.
On the next series, the Seahawks got back on track as they marched down the field once again. QB Russel Wilson connected with Kearse in the endzone, putting the Seahawks back on top 19-14.
Adam Vinatieri then closed the gap with a field goal, putting the Colts behind by two. Seattle decided to go for another score on fourth-and-9 attempt with ten seconds left in the half. Despite the Seahawks attempt, the Colts defense would hold the Seahawks from scoring again as Robert Mathis was credited for his 100th career sack.
The Seahawks came back from the locker room as strong as they had started the game. Seattle again scored on back-to-back drives while holding off the Colts once again. The Seahawks extended their lead to 25-17 with two more field goals.
The Colts then stormed the field with an impressive drive that ended in Hilton's second touchdown reception. The Colts then failed to complete on a two-point conversion attempt, closing the gap to 25-23.
Seattle ended the third quarter by extending their lead with a field goal, putting them up 28-23.
The Colts kicked off the fourth quarter with another impressive scoring drive that ended with a Donald Brown touchdown. The Colts attempted another two-point conversion, this time successful. They once again took the lead, never to return it to Seattle.
Despite a concerted effort on all sides, the Seahawks were not able to score again. Darius Butler ended the Seahawks' chance for a comeback with an interception on their final drive of the game.