Seattle Seahawks: Colts Crumble in Week 4 Victory for the Hawks

10/03/2017

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The Seahawks played for a primetime audience as they took the field at home for Sunday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts. Even though the Hawks started off the first half rather slow (which seems to be their trademark lately), they were much more efficient in the second half, scoring 36 points and bringing the final score to 46-18, a decisive victory for the home team.

One of the big standouts from Sunday night was where a lot of the Hawks’ points were coming from. Backup cornerback Justin Coleman had a pick-6 and backup running back J.D. McKissic scored two touchdowns, one receiving and one rushing. If anything, these bench players stepping up and making big plays when it counts shows that the Hawks have quite a deep roster this year, and have players that are willing to step up and succeed when someone gets injured.

Speaking of injuries, perhaps the biggest low point of last night’s game was when the Hawks’ rookie starting running back had to be carted off the field with what appears to be a severe leg injury. Chris Carson was a late 7th round pick who had just recently worked his way into the starting lineup, but unfortunately, it looks like this injury could keep Carson on the sidelines for most, if not the rest of the season.

In the end, the Hawks victory came at a price. While there are still some things to figure out and tighten up on both sides of the field, the Seahawks are showing some signs of improvement in their pass protection and offensive efficiency. Next week, the Hawks travel south to Los Angeles to take on the L.A. Rams. The Rams are currently in first place in the NFC West division, but we’ll see if that’s still the case come next week.