I didn't think I would have to address the details of a loss this entire season, but I'm mature enough to handle it. The Seahawks quest for perfection came to a screeching halt Sunday with a loss to the Indianapolis Colts 34-28.
Instead of bashing the referees for ridiculous calls (safeties, phantom pass interference) or pointing fingers at one particular unit (special teams) I will take the high moral ground and give the Colts credit for a spectacular come from behind victory. Andrew Luck was as good as advertised, T.Y. Hilton played the game of his life, and Adam Vinatieri proved why he's one of the greatest kickers in NFL history. The Colts should be a factor in the AFC playoff race.
That being said the Seahawks had multiple opportunities to win the game. I like the way Steven Hauschka knocked down 4 out of 5 field goal attempts, but that number of attempts is more indicative of stalled drives than his superior accuracy. Although the Hawks gained more yards on the ground and in the air 3rd down conversions really hurt us. Super Bowl teams don't make excuses though. Time to pick our heads up and regroup.
We'll see how the team responds to adversity this week. As you might guess I'm expecting an angry bunch that will practice with intensity and a sense of urgency. I'll chime in on Friday with my prediction for the Titans game. Until then let's all keep a SeahawkCentric state of mind shall we?