Final

Seahawks 28

(4-1, 2-1 away)

Colts 34

(4-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: FOX

1:00 PM ET, October 6, 2013

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 

1 2 3 4 T
SEA 12 7 9 028
IND 7 10 6 1134

Top Performers

Passing: A. Luck (IND) - 229 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Lynch (SEA) - 17 CAR, 102 YDS

Receiving: T. Hilton (IND) - 5 REC, 140 YDS, 2 TD

Andrew Luck, Colts rally to knock Seahawks from ranks of unbeaten

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck spent most of Sunday's game watching Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch run around.

So when the Colts' quarterback finally got a chance to make some plays, he rallied Indianapolis in the fourth quarter for yet another victory.

He threw two touchdown passes and led the Colts on two time-consuming scoring drives in the fourth quarter, taking the lead on Donald Brown's 3-yard TD run with 8:55 to play, to hand Seattle its first loss of the season, 34-28.

"This is the most resilient team that I've ever been around," coach Chuck Pagano said. "They've got more grit than anybody, any team I've been around."

This season has certainly tested the Colts (4-1).

Since a closer-than-expected Week 1 win over Oakland, the Colts have lost three offensive starters with season-ending injuries and a Week 2 game for their first home loss in nearly a year.

Somehow though, Indy rebounded with three straight wins, including victories over NFC powers San Francisco and Seattle. Now they have sole possession of the AFC South lead for the first time in the post-Peyton Manning era, too.

And all this came on a wacky day.

Both teams scored off a blocked kick. The Seahawks (4-1) ran for 218 yards, averaged 6.4 yards per carry, had better field position and ran more than three dozen plays in Colts territory as they played keep away through the first three quarters.

None of it mattered to Luck. He still found a way to win.

On the decisive drive, he took advantage of a pass interference call against Richard Sherman, got another break when Pagano won a challenge on a third-down spot that turned fourth down into a first down.

After consuming nearly seven minutes, he gave the ball to Brown, who squirted through the middle for the go-ahead score.

Luck then hooked up with his favorite receiver Reggie Wayne on a 2-point conversion pass and took nearly five more minutes off the clock to set up Adam Vinatieri for a game-sealing 49-yard field goal.

Luck finished 16 of 29 for 229 yards with two touchdowns and picked up his ninth fourth-quarter comeback win in 21 career games.

"A win is a win, if it was ugly, if it was great," Luck said. "To come back, you hold on for dear life, but a chance to beat a good team in front of our home fans, to get back on track at home, we take a lot of pride in that."

It came at Seattle's expense, snapping a nine-game regular season winning streak that dated to Nov. 25.

But Sunday's loss seemed almost inexplicable as last week's win at Houston.

Seattle dominated the first half, seemed to be in control most of the game, and Wilson went 15 of 31 for 210 yards with two TDs before throwing an interception on the Seahawks' final play. He also ran 13 times for 102 yards.

Lynch ran 17 times for 102 yards, and the defense limited Indy to just 317 yards of offense, 120 of that coming in the fourth quarter.

The Seahawks also blocked a punt that bounced into the end zone and was recovered out of bounds for a safety, one of many missed opportunities for the NFC West leader.

"We knew we were off to a good start," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "We could feel that we were ready to go and playing well and all that. But settling for a field goal and not getting any points on the blocked kick -- that would have been a much different margin."

"We really struggled on third down," Carroll added. "That was the difference. Those turned into field goals."

Seattle started with a field goal and a 10-yard TD pass from Wilson to Golden Tate. McAfee's blocked punt made it 12-0 barely 10 minutes into the game.

Luck got Indy back into the game with a 73-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton, and the Colts took the lead when Delano Howell returned a blocked field goal 61 yards for a score.

The Seahawks regained the lead 19-17 at halftime and appeared to be in good shape after two quick field goals in the third quarter.

But after taking a 25-17 lead, Luck rallied the Colts again -- and this time, he made sure Wilson & Co. got to watch it all from the sideline.

"I don't think, anybody's built better to win these close games, especially down the stretch, especially in the fourth quarter than this team," Pagano said.

Game notes


Hilton caught five passes for a career-high 140 yards and two scores. ... Colts defensive end Robert Mathis was credited with his 100th career sack when he forced a fumble at the end of the first half. He added another in the second half. .... Reggie Wayne caught six passes, leaving him four short of the 1,000-yard mark. ... Seattle was missing three of its starting offensive linemen for the second straight game. ... The two TD passes by Luck matched the total Seattle had allowed in its first four games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SEA
IND
1st Downs2120
Passing 1st downs
1012
Rushing 1st downs
116
1st downs from Penalties
02
3rd down efficiency
2-127-12
4th down efficiency
1-30-0
Total Plays6760
Total Yards423317
Yards per play6.35.3
Total Drives1110
Passing205208
Comp - Att
15-3116-29
Yards per pass
6.67.2
Interceptions thrown
10
Sacks - Yards Lost
2-52-21
Rushing218109
Rushing Attempts
3429
Yards per rush
6.43.8
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-21-1
Penalties7-853-35
Turnovers22
Fumbles lost
12
Interceptions thrown
10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs01
Possession31:2228:38

Passing Leaders

SEAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Wilson15/312106.8212-5
INDC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Luck16/292297.9202-21

Rushing Leaders

SEACARYDSAVGTDLG
Lynch171026.0024
Wilson131027.8022
INDCARYDSAVGTDLG
Richardson18563.1016
Brown6376.2116

Receiving Leaders

SEARECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Baldwin58016.00279
Tate56112.212711
INDRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Hilton514028.02736
Wayne66510.80199

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSEAIND
seaFG11:40Steven Hauschka 42 Yd 30
seaTD06:14Golden Tate 10 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka Kick) 100
seaSF04:53 120
indTD01:04T.Y. Hilton 73 Yd Pass From Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri Kick) 127
SECOND QUARTERSEAIND
indTD13:06Delano Howell 61 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Adam Vinatieri Kick) 1214
seaTD05:57Jermaine Kearse 28 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson (Steven Hauschka Kick) 1914
indFG00:58Adam Vinatieri 41 Yd 1917
THIRD QUARTERSEAIND
seaFG11:18Steven Hauschka 36 Yd 2217
seaFG08:12Steven Hauschka 41 Yd 2517
indTD04:16T.Y. Hilton 29 Yd Pass From Andrew Luck (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2523
seaFG00:35Steven Hauschka 46 Yd 2823
FOURTH QUARTERSEAIND
indTD08:55Donald Brown 3 Yd Run (Andrew Luck Pass To Reggie Wayne For Two-Point Conversion) 2831
indFG01:55Adam Vinatieri 49 Yd 2834

Research Notes

Luck has taken advantage of every opportunity to showcase himself as the best young quarterback in the league, posting the higher Total QBR in each matchup against a notable QB in his first or second year as a starter.
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Andrew Luck posted an 80.4 Total QBR Sunday and leads all 2nd-year starting quarterbacks with a 68.1 Total QBR since the start of last season. Luck set himself apart from the other 2nd-year standouts with his 9th career game-winning drive in the 4th quarter or overtime, tied for the most in a player's first 2 seasons in the Super Bowl era.
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Russell Wilson is just the fifth player in NFL history to pass for 200 yards and rush for 100 more in a losing effort.
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