TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
Weather: Low 47, High 70
Line: Seattle (-3)
It’s easy to see that the Seattle Seahawks are one of the top-three teams in football this season. Some could argue that they have the best overall team in the NFL, but the offense needs to step up a bit in order to earn the distinction of most balanced team in the league. Russell Wilson leads the offense with a modest 787 yards and six touchdowns while completing over 60 percent of his passes. The run game is one of the best in the league behind Marshawn Lynch who has 301 yards on 79 carries to go along with three rushing touchdowns. Wilson is actually second on the team in rushing yards with 131 on 27 carries.
The Indianapolis Colts are one of the top up-and-coming teams in the league with second-year quarterback Andrew Luck leading the way. Luck is completing over 60 percent of his passes for 918 yards and five touchdowns while leading the Colts to a 3-1 record through four weeks. Facing off against the undefeated Seahawks is the third tough test in the young season for the youthful Colts. Trading for Trent Richardson was a great move by the front office and that will help lead this team to a strong playoff push in 2013. Richardson has 64 carries for 200 yards and two touchdowns on the season — he will likely be splitting some carries with Ahmad Bradshaw.
Defensively, the Seahawks are one of the best defensive units in the league. Allowing just 300 yards per game is good for the fifth-best mark in the league while they have allowed just 11.8 points per game — good for second in the NFL. Indianapolis has the eighth-best total defense in the league, allowing just 307 yards per game, but they do allowed the 16th-most rushing yards per game — good news for Lynch.
PREDICTION: Seahawks 30, Colts 20