Seattle Seahawks vs Indianapolis Colts: Russell Wilson Needs A Strong Start

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That wild finish between the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans was quite exciting. The game had a playoff atmosphere, and the performance of Russell Wilson and the defense down the stretch gave fans hope that this team can come back from any deficit.

Can we not do that again against the Indianapolis Colts?

Certainly last week was fun, but this is not the best way to win a football game. How about the ‘Hawks not get behind 20-3? Just for something different, what if Seattle started the game with a lead?

The Seahawks have only played two road games, but in both contests, they have been slow starters. Against the Carolina Panthers in the opener, Russell Wilson and company did not score until the second quarter. Even then, it was only a field goal.

When the ‘Hawks faced the Texans, it was even worse. It took until late in the third quarter for the Seahawks to muster a field goal. The fourth quarter and overtime heroics were thrilling, but fans can’t always count on Wilson and Richard Sherman to bail this team out at the last minute.

The Colts do not have a dominant defense just yet, but you could argue that it is underrated. Indianapolis has only given up 10 points over the last two weeks. Giving up three points to the meager Jacksonville Jaguars is expected, but to hold the San Francisco 49ers to seven points at home is impressive.

It is time for the Seahawks to get a good start on the road. Not every game away from CenturyLink Field has to be come-from-behind win.

Todd Pheifer covers the Seattle Seahawks for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @tpheifer, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.


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