The Washington Post
Seahawks 28, Colts 16
Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half, and Seattle clamped down in the second half to close out a victory in Indianapolis.
The defending NFC West champion has won 12 of its past 13 games in the early Sunday time slot.
Indianapolis lost its eighth straight opener, the past five with different starting quarterbacks.
Wilson was sensational in his first action with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron as the Seahawks shredded a top-10 defense that entered the season with even higher aspirations.
Despite taking no preseason snaps, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection led the Seahawks to touchdowns on their first two drives, hooking up with Tyler Lockett on a twisting, over-the-shoulder catch for a 23-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-3 and finding Gerald Everett for a nine-yard score to give Seattle a 14-3 lead.
Carson Wentz answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Zach Pascal, cutting Indianapolis’s deficit to 14-10.
But Wilson capped the half with a 69-yard scoring throw to Lockett after he broke free behind two Colts safeties.