Nearly an entire calendar year had passed since Pete Carroll walked into the Seattle Seahawks headquarters on a Monday and faced his team coming off a regular-season loss.
Even he is curious to see how the Seahawks will react after losing 34-28 on Sunday in Indianapolis, a game Carroll lamented as one that got away.
There was no sluggish start for the Seahawks this time. They led 12-0, but the closing punch Seattle had shown was absent, outperformed by Andrew Luck and the Colts. Familiar problems from last year resurfaced for Seattle, including struggles on third down offensively and defensively.
Indianapolis outscored Seattle 11-0 in the fourth quarter and handed the Seahawks their first regular-season loss since Nov. 25, 2012, at Miami. The Seahawks had won nine straight regular-season games.