LIVE UPDATES: Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE - It's a big deal, and not just in the sense that football's back.

The Seattle Seahawks are looking at their first preseason game of the year - at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts - as a chance to get a good luck at what they have, and to start mentally preparing for the regular season.

"It’s a really big deal," coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week. "We’re practicing a lot of stuff, and it’s not just the football stuff. It’s the preparation, it’s the setting, it’s getting comfortable with the mode and the build up to the game and all that stuff. I make a big deal about these preseason games, because I want to gain a lot out of them. I don’t want to just go out there and see what happens."

The game kicks off at 7 p.m. on the official home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX, and it will be preceded by our Gameday pregame show at 6 p.m. and followed by our Gameday postgame show.

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