INDIANAPOLIS -- That's the best way to describe the feelings of the Indianapolis Colts coaching staff and players after their loss at Seattle on Sunday night.
After going toe-to-toe with the Seattle Seahawks in the first half, the roof fell in on Indianapolis in a 46-18 loss.
"Obviously it was disappointing the way that we played after the first half," head coach Chuck Pagano said. "In the first half we did what we needed to do to start the game, but you have to play 60 minutes. You can't come out in the second half and do the things to hurt yourself that we did.
"We had turnovers, penalties, communication breakdowns and gave up big plays with protection issues. They just outplayed us big time in the second half. We did not do a good job of adjusting, it's on me. We are a lot better than that."
What makes the loss to Seattle all the more head-scratching is that it's happened before. Too often.
Indianapolis, unfortunately, has made a habit of playing well for a half and then see things fall apart.
"It's going to be the same old song and dance if we do not get things cleaned up (and) not keep finding a way to shoot ourselves in the foot and put a complete game together," Pagano admitted.
There's the problem.
It bit the Colts two weeks ago in an overtime home loss to Arizona. It almost happened again in last week's home win over Cleveland. And then it hit again Sunday night.
"(Seattle) is a tough place to play," Pagano said. "Credit them, they have a hell of a football team. We knew that. They have got good football players on both sides of the ball and on special teams."
"They are well-coached and all that stuff. We were able to come (to Seattle) and start the way we started. But you have to play 60 minutes and we didn't do that."
So what to do now?
The Colts will host San Francisco this Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. It will be a big weekend in Indianapolis with former quarterback Peyton Manning returning to have his number retired by the franchise.
And then there's a statue to be dedicated and Manning's name to be added to the team's Ring of Honor.
All that is for the fans. As for the current roster of players and the coaching staff, the concerns are about trying to put together a complete game for the first time this season and try to improve on a 1-3 record.
"You have to just find a way to stop the bleeding. You have to make plays. You have to answer and you have to respond. We did it in the first half (against the Seahawks). You have to do it for 60 minutes," Pagano said.
"You have got to be better. You have to play better. You have to coach better. You have to do everything better."
The Colts have lost games by 28 or more points nine times since the start of the 2012 season. That leads the NFL, ahead of the Jets (7), Titans (7), Jaguars (6), Rams (6) and Buccaneers (6).
Indianapolis has allowed 136 points through the first four games of the 2017 season. That ranks as the second worst through four games in franchise history. It's also the most allowed in the NFL so far this season.
The Colts defense allowed just 10 points through 2 1/2 quarters against Seattle. Then the roof fell in. Indianapolis wound up losing 46-18 to the Seahawks.
"You lead 15-10 at the half and get outscored 36-3? That's bad football," head coach Chuck Pagano said after the game.
NOTES: QB Andrew Luck did not play at Seattle Sunday night. As of Monday afternoon, there was no official word as to whether Luck will be cleared to begin practicing with the team. Head coach Chuck Pagano said late last week that he was hopeful that Luck would be able to return to the practice field this week. ... Rookie C Deyshawn Bond tore the quadriceps muscle that connects to the kneecap. Bond, who is an Indianapolis native, is expected to undergo surgery. The team will update his diagnosis Wednesday. ... C Ryan Kelly (foot) returned for limited practice last week after he underwent surgery during training camp. It's hoped that Kelly will be cleared to return for practice this week. His status will be updated Wednesday. ... TE Jack Doyle left the Seattle game in the second half with a possible concussion. There was no update on his condition after the game. Doyle's status for practice this week will be updated Wednesday. ... Rookie S Malik Hooker has recorded three interceptions in all three games that he has started this season. Hooker's three thefts is tied with Buffalo's Micah Hyde for the league lead. "That's why he was the 15th overall pick in the draft," veteran CB Vontae Davis said.
REPORT CARD VS. SEAHAWKS
--PASSING OFFENSE: C - In the first half of Sunday night's game with Seattle, QB Jacoby Brissett was good on 14-of-20 passes for 142 yards with a touchdown to WR Donte Moncrief and an interception that was returned for a TD. Brissett, however, was 2-for-9 for just 15 yards in the disastrous second half. He wound up completing 16-of-29 for 157 yards with a TD and an interception. Brissett was sacked three times and took several hits along the way. Indianapolis' leading receiver was TE Jack Doyle with five receptions. RB Frank Gore and WRs T.Y. Hilton Donte' Moncrief each had three receptions.
--RUSHING OFFENSE: C-minus - The lack of a consistent running attack really hit Indianapolis hard over the final two quarters. Gore led the way with 46 yards in 12 carries. Brissett added 33 yards on three scrambles. As a team, the Colts had 98 yards rushing and averaged 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. Most of those yards came in the first half. That was a big problem for the Colts.
--PASS DEFENSE: D - QB Russell Wilson, as expected, was a huge thorn in Indianapolis' side all night. Wilson got off to a slow start, but heated up in the second quarter and carried the Seahawks offense in the second half. He completed 21-of-26 passes for 295 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wilson was sacked three times. WR Tyler Lockett had four catches for 67 yards. Five receivers had three or more catches in the game. S Matthias Farley and S Malik Hooker each had interceptions for Indianapolis.
--RUSH DEFENSE: C - RB Eddie Lacy had 52 yards in 11 carries to pace the Seattle rushing attack. The Colts, though, allowed two breakout runs that resulted in touchdowns. Wilson scrambled 23 yards for a score while RB J.D. McKissic was elevated off the practice squad and had a 30-yard touchdown run. As a team, the Seahawks rushed for 194 yards and averaged 5.9 yards per attempt.
--SPECIAL TEAMS: B-plus - K Adam Vinatieri made his only field-goal attempt, hitting from 40 yards out. Rookie P Rigoberto Sanchez averaged 41.6 yards on six punts and had two punts downed inside the Seattle 20-yard line. Sanchez also had four touchbacks on kickoffs. WR Quan Bray handled both punt and kickoffs returns, although he wasn't a factor in the game. The Colts coverage units allowed Seattle no punt returns and one kickoff return.
--COACHING: C-minus - Halftime adjustments is the question. Why do the Colts find themselves unable to play a complete game? Over the last couple of seasons, Indianapolis was slow starters and then forced to try a furious comeback to get back into the game. Over the last three games, it's been just the opposite. Fast start with no second-half kick. Penalties have kept opposing drives alive. Same story, different week.