Grading the Seattle Seahawks loss to the Indianapolis Colts

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The Seahawks suffered their first loss of the 2013 season in Indianapolis on Sunday, 34-28. After the amazing come-from-behind win last week against the Texans it was hard to imagine the Seahawks losing such a close game against the Colts.

Continue on to see how I graded the Seahawks offense, defense, special teams and coaching in the loss to the Colts.

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY SportsThe Seahawks managed to score 28 points against the Colts on Sunday but it just wasn’t enough. Bad officiating cost the Seahawks numerous points. A safety that should have really counted for seven points instead of two wouldn’t have been enough to give the Hawks the points needed to win but it was a blown call nonetheless.

Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch both surpassed 100 yards rushing and the ground game did its part in moving the ball down the field. What really cost the Seahawks, apart from the officials, was the lack of a reliable passing attack to go with the scrambling ability of Wilson. A number of passes downfield were overthrown, barely, but enough to be out of the reach of the Seahawks wide receivers.

Third down was also a huge crutch as the Colts converted on the majority of theirs (7 for 12), while Seattle only converted on 2 of their 12 opportunities.

The performance of the running game raises the grade to respectability but really could have been so much better had Wilson completed some of those important throws to his receivers.

Grade: C+

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