The Seattle Seahawks’ 4-0 start to the 2013 NFL season is the best in franchise history, and QB Russell Wilson is all smiles in spite of delivering just the 25th-ranked passing game in the league. But victory cures all woes, and Seattle hopes to get another one and go 5-0 when they fly into Indianapolis to take on the Colts at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific. Ranked #2 in the NFL’s Power Rankings, the Seahawks are the odds-on favorite, but that hasn’t stopped some analysts from declaring an upset watch. For this and other reasons, Seattle vs Indianapolis is one game you’ll definitely want to tune into today on FOX, or at least find a way to watch Seahawks vs Colts live online streaming free.
The Seahawks haven’t faced off against the Colts since 2009, in a game that went decidedly in Indianapolis’ favor (a 34-17 victory). The previous meetings, in 2005 and 2006, both went to Seattle, and that’s likely where this 2013 matchup is headed as well. The Seahawks may have just the 25th-ranked passing game and an overall offense that’s ranked four spots lower than the Colts’ (14th to 10th), but Seattle’s defense is fourth in the NFL, and their rushing game is ranked fifth. They also have momentum on their side, which has inspired most oddsmakers to tap the Seahawks to win. Yet it’s hardly a unanimous pick, and in fact several Vegas pros have said that for the gambler in you, the Colts will cover vs the Seahawks in Week 5, as the Colts are 3.5-point underdogs.
Several reasons exist for the upset watch, as stated on the article linked above, which should inspire you to watch Seahawks vs Colts live online streaming free. “If you look at their NFL rankings, the Colts and the Seahawks are awfully similar. Even with a pair of dynamic second-year quarterbacks, both teams’ passing games are well-below average. But both squads defend the pass well. I’m a little surprised Indianapolis is such a big underdog at home vs. Seattle, particularly since the Seahawks have been anything but dominating when playing on the road this season. I’m interested to see how well Colts quarterback Andrew Luck plays against the Seahawks secondary, and I like Indianapolis to cover and to win the game.”
Indeed, for all the press Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has gotten, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has had a better season so far. And yes, that includes using his feet. Through four weeks, Wilson has gone 59-96 for 786 yards and six TDs. Luck, on the other hand, has gone 81-127 for 915 yards and five TDs. Things tilt in Wilson’s favor on the ground, but just barely. Wilson, like Luck, is his team’s second-leading rusher, having run for 131 yards and a 4.9-yards-per-run average. Luck’s total number is lower, having rushed for just 126 yards, but his average is almost twice as high, at 7.9 yards per run. And here you thought Wilson and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick were the only mobile quarterbacks in the league. Too bad for Luck Trent Richardson has two weeks with the Colts under his belt; those rushing totals are now bound to plummet.
But while the QB battle makes today’s Seahawks/Colts showdown the most-anticipated game of the day, ESPN notes that “this game will likely come down to which defense can continue its strong play. The Seahawks are holding opponents to fewer than 12 points and have seven interceptions. The Colts aren’t too far off. Their defensive unit is giving up fewer than 13 points a game, including a combined 10 points in the past two games. … Expect the Colts to be in attack mode with linebacker Robert Mathis leading the way. Mathis, who has 7.5 sacks this season, is one sack away from getting the 100th of his career. The Colts have 13 sacks as a team. They’re prepared to face a quarterback such as Wilson after already going against Oakland’s Terrelle Pryor and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick this season.”
Look, there’s really no reason not to watch this game live on FOX at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific or watch Seahawks vs Colts live online streaming free. Whether you’re looking for a battle of next-generation quarterbacks or a showdown of highly rated defenses, this game in Indianapolis is a must-watch. If you need to stream it online, you can do so using DirecTV with the NFL Sunday Ticket Package at this link.