Coach Pagano celebrates with his players after winning the big game The 3rd superbowl of the QSF featured the 12-4 Indianapolis Colts riding a 10 game winning streak and the 13-3 Seattle Seahawks riding an 8 game winning streak. Much of the talk leading into the game focused on the Seahawks defense being too much for the Colts to overcome due to talent and the Colts missing a big threat in TE Coby Fleener. Feeling slighted even though they were the #1 defense in the league this season, the Colts defense came in with a chip on their shoulder and feeling like they had to prove themselves. Well they did exactly that as they held the high scoring Seahawks offense to just 7 points (not including kick return) and only 106 yard of total offense on the day. The defense was swarming from beginning to end and did not allow the Seahawks offense to get into any type of rhythm. The much maligned Colts offense also showed up with a chip on their shoulder and put together one of their best games of the season. The offense racked up 389 total yards and kept the chains moving with 21 first down while controlling the ball for more than 18 minutes. Seattle would start out with the ball and after converting one first down, they would be forced to punt. The Colts came out just as they have all season and looked to establish the running game. They were able to stay in front of the chains and Luck would convert a couple first downs with his arm. However, the Seahawks defense stepped up and held firm once the Colts got into their territory and the Colts were forced to settle for a field goal to make it 3-0. The remainder of the 1st quarter would be a defensive slugfest as neither offense could do anything. It would remain this way until late in the 2nd half before the 2 minute warning when the Colts would finally be able to put together a nice drive but once again the Seahawks defense would hold them to a field goal to make it 6-0 with 2:30 left in the half. The Colts would get the ball back shortly after the 2 minute warning and once again found themselves driving. After a completion by Luck to WR Denarius Moore over the middle left him injured and they had to use a timeout, the Colts were in field goal range with a little over 30 seconds remaining. The Colts would call 2 more plays not realizing they were out of timeouts due to the injury timeout and instead of kicking a field goal to go up 9-0, they found themselves out of time and would head into the half 6-0. Luckily for the Colts, they would receive the 2nd half kickoff. They would drive down field but yet again that stingy Seahawks defense would stiffen up in the redzone and force a field goal to go up 9-0. Controlling the game and feeling as if they had all the momentum, the Colts kicked off to speedster Percy Harvin and all momentum changed. Harvin would take the kickoff 4 yards deep in the endzone and return it 104 yards for the score, making the Colts special teams look silly in the process to shrink the lead to 9-7. Needing a drive to grab the momentum back, Andrew Luck came through for the Colts. Following a big completion to DHB which put the Colts in scoring position, Luck would find backup TE Dwayne Allen over the middle for a 24 yard score in a drive that took a little over a minute making it 16-7 after 3 and snatching the momentum back. Not to be outdone, the Seahawks would put together a great drive of their own as their offense was finally able to find a rhythm. Russell Wilson would find TE Zach Miller over the middle wide open for a 9 yard score to make it 16-14 early in the 4th quarter. Needing another big drive, the Colts offense came through again.They engineered a drive that took up almost 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Faced with a 3rd and about 8 from the 25 yard line, TY Hilton would burn the nickel CB and Luck would find him all alone as Hilton would make it into the endzone while simultaneously being leveled by the safety coming over for the tackle. With the score now 23-14 with a little under 3 minutes to go, the Colts knew it would be on the defense to step up and make a play. The defense would rise to the challenge as Taylor Mays would pick off a pass. After running clock but unable to get a 1st down the Colts would once again punt to the Seahawks. On the first play, Wilson would throw another interception to CB Cortez Allen and the Colts would kneel out the clock for their 1st superbowl victory under Curtis Nesmith's ownership. Hell of a game LtJustice and great season! Game Notes The Colts defense held the Seahawks to 106 total yards and held the #1 rushing offense to just 39 yards, 100 yards under their season average.