The Indianapolis Colts entered 2017 with a Jekyll and Hyde personality under head coach Chuck Pagano. In years past, however, the team would always come out super slow and have to furiously fight their way back into games. It is part of what allowed Andrew Luck to earn an early reputation for comeback wins.

This season it is still a tale of two halves in almost every game but Indianapolis has been starting games strong only to see opponents fight their way back in the second half. As Chris Blystone reported yesterday, this Indianapolis team has a total of 9 points in the second half in three straight games — one field goal in each.

This makes breaking down the game entirely frustrating. You have film that is peppered with good to great plays, bad plays, and some that are really ugly. It is with that in mind that we breakdown the Colts Sunday night match-up in Seattle in two pieces, starting with the defense.

One area the Colts hoped to improve upon from last season was being more opportunistic and winning the turnover battle. While, the offense has done its level best to make winning the turnover ratio very difficult, plays like this from Matthias Farley are encouraging for the future of the Colts young secondary.

This play looks eerily similar to Malik Hooker’s highlight reel from Ohio State where he gets up to bat the ball to himself for an interception. Plays like this kept the Colts in the game early.

This is another angle and shows how well Farley cut in front of Graham and timed his jump perfectly to bat the ball up in the air. This is a one man tip drill.

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