Houston, We Have A Problem
September 29, 2013, 1:38 pm
The Seahawks improve to4 -0 for the first time in franchise history after a dramatic overtiem victory over the Houston Texans.
Things didn't begin rosy for the Seahawks, though. The offense struggled to move down the field at all after an opening drive FG by Steven Hausckha. Meanwhile, the Texans offense seemed to move down the field at will, exploding for 20 points in the second quarter.
Houston first got on the board when Matt Schaub found Garrett Graham 31-yards downfield in the endzone. An Arian Foster touchdown run and a pair of field goals by Randy Bullock gave the Texans a 20-3 lead at the half.
Another Hauschka FG closed the lead to 20-6 after three quarters, before Seattle finally found the endzone twice more in the final quarter.
The first fourth quarter touchdown came on a 3-yard Marshawn Lynch run. Lynch finished the day with with 98 yards on 17 carries.
The game-tying TD came courtesy of Richard Sherman, who picked off a Shaub pass with 2:40 left in the match and returned it 58-yards for the score.
Seattle would stall Houston on their final drive in regulation to force the game into overtime.
In overtime, the teams would trade punts before the Seahawks reached Texans territory thanks in part to a unnecessary roughness penalty, setting up a 45-yard FG attempt by Hauschka with just over 3 minutes left.