The Seattle Seahawks won on Sunday in overtime against the Houston Texans. The 23-20 win means the Seahawks are 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Houston dominated the first half of the game, leading by 17 points at halftime. However, the Hawks scored three points in the third and 14 in the fourth quarter to tie the game.
After rallying back and forth in OT, the Seahawks Steven Hauschka kicked a 45-yard field goal. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that cornerback Richard Sherman was the star of the show in the fourth quarter when he intercepted a pass from Houston QB Matt Schaub.
Sherman then ran the ball 58 yards for the touchdown, losing his shoe in the process. The touchdown helped the Seahawks tie the game and silence the crowd at Reliant Stadium.
After the game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll commented, “I don’t care what your opinion is of what we looked like. We’ll play like we’re capable and take it to the bank.”
Fox News notes that the winning drive came courtesy of Doug Baldwin, who caught a seven-yard pass and Houston’s Kareem Jackson was penalized for unnecessary roughness. The penalty put Seattle in field goal range. Hauschka’s kick came four plays later, with 3:19 to go.
Houston’s defense was still formidable, though it wasn’t enough to stop the Seahawks. Schaub showed his frustration for Sherman’s interception by beating his fists on the ground as the Seattle cornerback became the third player this season to return one of his passes for a touchdown.
Houston was able to exploit Seattle’s offensive line, which was weakened by three missing players — Russell Okung, Max Unger, and Breno Giacomini. Wilson saw -7 passing yards at the end of the first quarter, though they made one field goal. But the plan wasn’t enough to keep Seattle at bay.
The Seattle Seahawks (4-0) will face the Indianapolis Colts (3-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium next Sunday.
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