Luck throws often, takes a few hits in return to action

Andrew Luck huddles up with the Colts before his first drive.
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SEATTLE, Wash. (WTHR) - The NFL is back and a familiar face is under center for the Indianapolis Colts.

Andrew Luck will start at quarterback for Indianapolis, 19 months after a shoulder injury sent him to the sidelines, as the Colts face Seattle.

Indianapolis is looking to rebound from a 4-12 season in 2017.

WTHR.com columnist Bob Kravitz is in Seattle covering the game. Follow his coverage on Twitter.


Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m.

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10:07 p.m. - Andrew Luck came out throwing Thursday night, tossing his first pass to running back Marlon Mack on the first play of the game, then firing incomplete to T.Y. Hilton on the sideline on the following play.

10:17 p.m. - Luck finished his first drive in more than a year completing five of seven passes for 57 yards. He also bounced back up after taking a hit at the end of a 1-yard-run.


Adam Vinatieri kicked a 33-yard field goal to cap the drive and give Indianapolis a 3-0 lead.

10:28 p.m. - Seattle took the lead on their first drive, marching 75 yards in 12 plays, scoring on a Russell Wilson touchdown pass to Nick Vannett for the 7-3 lead.

10:40 p.m. - Luck was 2-for-2 on the Colts second drive of the game, leading Indianapolis to a 51-yard field goal by Vinatieri to pull within 7-6.


Mack left the game with a hamstring injury after the first drive.

10:47 p.m. - Nate Hairston intercepted Austin Davis in the end zone to keep Seattle off the scoreboard on their second drive.

10:50 p.m. - Jacoby Brissett entered the game for the Colts third drive of the game, ending Andrew Luck's night in Seattle.


11:16 p.m. - Adam Vinatieri's third field goal of the game, from 45 yards, gave the Colts a 9-7 lead at halftime.

11:58 p.m. - Rookie Mike Badgley kicked a 34-yard field goal to give Indianapolis a 12-10 lead late in the third quarter. Phillip Walker drove the Colts 60 yards in 12 plays to set up the field goal.

12:20 a.m. - Walker hit Darrell Daniels for a 10-yard touchdown to increase the Colts lead to 19-10 with just under 11 minutes left in the game.

12:57 a.m. - Seattle recovered a bad snap in the end zone for a touchdown to close to 19-17, but the Colts ran out the clock to claim the preseason victory.