We wanted to throw up a quick recap before we have an open thread up for the afternoon game.
This game was one of the most impressive wins I have ever seen as a Colts fan. Indy dominated a very undermanned Seattle Seahawks club. The big story out of the game was not necessarily the magnificent play of Peyton Manning, who threw for over 300 yards for four straight games (a first for him). The story was Indy's defense.
The numbers are very impressive. Prior to garbage time (where Indy pulled their starters on defense and Seattle got a gimme "I feel sorry for you" touchdown), the Colts allowed 159 total yards on offense, 3 points, 5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. From a team that looked so dreadful on defense two weeks ago, this win over the Seahawks was their second good game defensively in as many weeks.
Seattle gained 279 total yards at the end of the game, but much of that was done in the fourth quarter with the Colts up 34-3.
Dwight Freeney playing on passing situation drove the Seahawks mad. In addition, the interior play of the Colts defense limited Seattle to only 49 total yards rushing (2.6 a carry).
For the offense, the TD run by Joseph Addai was a thing of beauty; a powerful 12 yard run up the middle to, for all intents and purposes, put the game out of reach for the Seahawks.
Back to Manning, he tied Fran Tarkenton on the all-time TD list. Austin Collie caught his first TD pass. And even Mike Hart made his presence felt with a nice block on special teams to help spring T.J. Rushing on a nice return. Collie, Donald Brown, and Pierre Garcon continue to impress. Brown earned a rushing TD and Garcon made three amazing catches to go with his 71 yards.
The Colts are 4-0 and are looking damn fine. Go Colts!
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