It’s a script that’s become too familiar for the Seattle Seahawks.
Look awful for the first half. Look like one of the best teams in football in the second half.
“It’s the same thing that always happens. Slow start out of the gate and for whatever reason we pick it up the third and fourth quarter,” Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin said.
Did the Seahawks ever pick it up, scoring 36 points in the second half to roll past the Indianapolis Colts 46-18 on Sunday night. The Seahawks used three total touchdowns from Russell Wilson — two passing and one running — a dynamic 30-yard touchdown sprint from J.D. McKissic and Bobby Wagner’s fumble return for a TD to blitz the Colts in the second half.
But the slow starts are a problem that after four games appears to be a trend. The Seahawks have 26 first-half points; the 10 against the Colts was the most this season. They have yet to score a touchdown in the first quarter and Justin Coleman’s 28-yard interception return was just their second first-half touchdown of the season.
Seattle has gotten away with being sleepy at the start against the Colts and 49ers. But it’s not a trend they know can continue.
“It took us a while again and you can ask me all those questions why and whatever. I don’t care,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.