The Washington Post

Seahawks 28, Colts 16

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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.

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