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  • Associated Press Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushes for a touchdown against the Colts during the second half Sunday in Seattle.

Monday, October 02, 2017 1:00 am

Seattle 46 Indianapolis 18

Seahawks rout Colts in 2nd half

Seattle uses turnover to score 2 touchdowns 13 seconds apart

Associated Press


Seattle 46,Indianapolis 18

New Orleans 20, Miami 0

Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 7

Houston 57, Tennessee 14

Buffalo 23, Atlanta 17

Carolina 33, New England 30

Detroit 14, Minnesota 7

Pittsburgh 26, Baltimore 9

L.A. Rams 35, Dallas 30

N.Y. Jets 23, Jacksonville 20, OT

Philadelphia 26, L.A. Chargers 24

Tampa Bay 25, N.Y. Giants 23

Denver 16, Oakland 10

Arizona 18, San Francisco 15, OT

SEATTLE – It took three relative unknowns to wake up the Seattle Seahawks.

J.D. McKissic took the second carry of his career 30 yards for a touchdown, and Bobby Wagner scooped up Marcus Smith's forced fumble and rumbled 21 yards for a score in a 13-second span late in the third quarter, and the Seahawks beat the Indianapolis Colts 46-18 on Sunday night.

Justin Coleman added a 28-yard interception return for a TD in the first half and Seattle overcame a sleepy first 30 minutes from its offense to finally put away the Colts.

McKissic was once cut by Atlanta, but his athleticism earned him a spot in Seattle. Coleman was deemed expendable by New England and was acquired in a trade just before the start of the regular season. And Smith, who finished with 1 1/2 sacks, was a former first-round pick who was a bust with Philadelphia.

Their big plays turned boos that cascaded down at halftime with Seattle trailing 15-10 into cheers in a hurry. CenturyLink Field was left shaking after Wagner scooped up Smith's forced fumble against quarterback Jacoby Brissett and weaved through tacklers for Seattle's second defensive score and a 32-18 lead.

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions, but his most important play was a 23-yard run in the third quarter to give Seattle an 18-15 lead. Adam Vinatieri pulled the Colts even at 18 as the Colts capitalized on Wilson's second pick. Graham dropped a catchable pass and it was intercepted by Malik Hooker, his third straight game with an interception.