Seattle @ Indianapolis
Last Season Records: Indianapolis 11-5; Seattle 12-4
What to Know
The Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks will face off at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 12 at Lucas Oil Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Indianapolis is coming off of an 11-5 season with hopes of advancing further than the first round of the playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Buffalo Bills 27-24. Likewise, Seattle is in much the same position after losing 30-20 to the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the playoffs following a 12-4 regular season.
Two last-season defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Colts were second best in rushing yards allowed per game, finishing the 2020 season giving up only 90.5 on average. Less enviably, the Seahawks were second worst when it came to passing yards allowed per game last year, with the squad giving up 300.7 on average. The good news for Seattle, of course, is that these forces working against them might not carry over into the new season.
The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium — Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Seahawks are a 3-point favorite against the Colts, according to the latest NFL odds.
Seattle won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Oct 01, 2017 – Seattle 46 vs. Indianapolis 18