COLTS VS SEAHAWKS PREVIEW
October 2, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (4-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-1)
SEAHAWKS: Have won 9 games in row, outscoring opp. 302-107 (avg. score of 33.6-11.9)…QB RUSSELL WILSON has completed 89 of 140 (63.6 pct.) for 1,235 yards with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 114.4 rating in 6 games vs. AFC. Has 100+ rating in 5 of those 6 vs. AFC. Seahawks are 10-1 when Wilson has 100+ rating…Since Nov. 2011, RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFL with 2,839 rush yards. During that span, has 85+ rush yards in 24 of 29 games…WR SIDNEY RICE has 5 TDs in past 5 vs. AFC. TE ZACH MILLER had 9 catches for 66 yards & TD in last game vs. Ind. (12/26/10 with Oak.)…Seahawks lead NFC with +7 turnover differential. Rank 2nd in NFL with 13 takeaways. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 58-yard INT-TD last week. In past 8, has 6 INTs & 3 TDs (2 INTs & blocked FG return). S EARL THOMAS & S KAM CHANCELLOR each have INT in 2 of past 3. LB BOBBY WAGNER leads team with 32 tackles. DT CLINTON MC DONALD has 2.5 sacks in past 2. Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 2 players in NFL (CHARLES JOHNSON) with 20+ sacks (22.5) & 9+ FF (9). Had sack & FF in last game vs. Ind. (12/2/12 with Det.). DE CHRIS CLEMONS had sack last week…COLTS: Have won 7 of past 8 at home…For career, QB ANDREW LUCK is 14-6 as starter, tied with HOFer JOHN ELWAY for most wins by QB chosen No. 1 overall through 1st 20 career games. Since 2012, has 7 rush TDs, most by AFC QB…RB TRENT RICHARDSON aims for 3rd game in row with rush TD. RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has rush TD in 3 of past 4…WR REGGIE WAYNE (13,368 rec. yards; 80 TD catches) is 11th player in NFL history with 13,000+ rec. yards & 80 TD catches. Had six catches for 74 yards (12.3 avg.) & TD in last meeting. Since 2001, has NFL-best 13,368 rec. yards. For career, WR T.Y. HILTON averages 16.2 yards per catch. Aims for 12th consecutive game with 2+ catches. In last game vs. Sea. (10/31/10 w/ Oak.), WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY had 5 catches for 105 yards, incl. 69-yard TD…LB ROBERT MATHIS aims for 5th game in row with at least 1 sack. Tied career-high with 3 sacks last week vs. Jags. Had 2.5 sacks in last game vs. Sea. Last week, CB JOSH GORDY posted 1st INT since joining Colts in 2012.