Russell Wilson throws four touchdowns, Seahawks defeat Colts 28-16

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If Russell Wilson’s a chef, he cooked up a high-quality meal on Sunday.

Debuting a new offense under coordinator Shane Waldron, Wilson threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns as the Seahawks defeated the Colts 28-10 to start the 2021 season.

Wilson had three of his touchdowns in the first half, with two of them going to receiver Tyler Lockett. The third TD was a 69-yard bomb to the speedy receiver just before halftime.
Though the teams traded punts and turnovers in the second half, Seattle effectively removed all doubt with Wilson’s 15-yard touchdown to D.K. Metcalf with 6:41 left in the fourth quarter.

Wilson finished with a 152.3 passer rating — just under a perfect mark of 158.3.

The Seahawks averaged 7.2 yards per play to the Colts’ 4.7. Seattle’s defense kept Carson Wentz in check for much of the game. Wentz had a 10-yard touchdown to receiver Zach Pascal in the second quarter. But Wentz and center Ryan Kelly fumbled a snap exchange on fourth-and-1 at the Seattle 31 in the third quarter prevented that key drive from going any further.

Down 18, the Colts also didn’t show enough urgency down the stretch. Though Wentz connected with Pascal for a touchdown with 2:08 left, it took Indianapolis 10 plays and 4:33 to get it. And Wentz was sacked on the two-point conversion attempt, keeping the score at 26-16 with 2:08 left.

Wentz was the league’s most-sacked quarterback in 2020, despite playing only 12 games. He got sacked three times on Sunday — plus the two-point conversion, though that doesn’t count as a sack in the box score.

The Seahawks face the Titans at home next week, while the Colts will stay home to face another NFC West opponent in the Rams.

9 responses to “Russell Wilson throws four touchdowns, Seahawks defeat Colts 28-16

  1. Looked like the same Wentz to me. Sad if that’s what you’re hanging your franchise on. They should have just drafted a guy.

  2. I loved it in the 2019 playoffs when the Packers earned the game-sealing 1st down and Carroll threw a tantrum like a 2 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him candy.

  3. Wentz’s TD pass to Paschal was a really bad throw, the kind of pass that gets WRs hurt. Paschal made a brilliant, athletic catch.

    Wentz went 9/10 and then cooled off big time…just like opening day last year.

  4. Eagles fan here, saw the stat line of 3 sacks for Wentz and wax just curious how many Colts fans might have been yelling at the TV for him to get rid of the damn ball? That was a common refrain last year!

  5. Eagles fan here, saw the stat line of 3 sacks for Wentz and wax just curious how many Colts fans might have been yelling at the TV for him to get rid of the damn ball?

  6. Yesterday showed the world why two of the last three Colts starting QB’s ended their seasons with retirement speeches. I’m sure if Andrew Luck was watching he started to get PTSD. Colts have no offensive weapons in the passing game and the offensive line was giving everyone free shots at Wentz so it wouldn’t have mattered if he did.

    I get that Frank Reich is traditionally a “second half of the season” coach but he’s going to need his QB to make it to that part if they want to do anything this season and with Wentz’ injury history, not sure that will be the case.

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