The Seattle Seahawks are about to hit the road for a 2 game road trip starting off in Houston. The Seahawks will be playing the Texans for the third time in team history with the series even at 1-1. This week the Hawks will look to stop not only JJ Watt in order to keep the offense moving, but they must also shut down Andre Johnson.
Let’s go back in time, shall we?
It was December 13, 2009 and the Seahawks were coming into Houston after getting 2 huge wins over division opponents. Mario Williams, Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson were awaiting their arrival.
The game started out in the worst way possible. On the very first play of the game, Matt Schaub hit Andre Johnson for a 64 yard touchdown. Seahawks 0, Texans 7
After stopping the Seahawks and getting the ball back, Houston marched down the field. The Seahawk D held, though, and Kris Brown came out and hit a 29 yard field goal. Seahawks 0, Texans 10
With just under 3 minutes to go in the 1st quarter, Ryan Moats took the ball in from 4 yards out to continue stockpiling points. Seahawks 0, Texans 17
The Matt Schaub to Andre Johnson connection struck again, scoring from 17 yards out. Seahawks 0, Texans 24
After getting kicked around, the Seahawks finally marched down the field and Matt Hasselbeck connected with John Carlson on a 4 yard touchdown pass with just over a minute left in the half. Seahawks 7, Texans 24
The 3rd quarter was much like the first half for the Seahawks. Although it took almost 10 minutes into the second half, the Texans managed to get on the board again, with Brown hitting a 31 yard field goal. Seahawks 7, Texans 27
And with just under 3 minutes remaining in the game, Bernard Pollard picked off Matt Hasselbeck for a 70 yard pick 6. Seahawks 7, Texans 34
I would say that the pick 6 was the nail in the coffin, but I think the flight alone to Houston was the nail in the coffin for this Seahawks team. The 4th quarter was uneventful, with nobody scoring another point.
Final Score: Seahawks 7, Texans 34
Before I post top performers, I do have to give a little credit to the Seahawks defense and special teams in this game. While they gave up 27 points, they did block a kick and Marcus Trufant had an interception.
That’s neither here nor there in a 34-7 whooping, though.
“It was over when … Bernard Pollard intercepted Matt Hasselbeck’s pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown, which gave host Houston a 34-7 lead with 2:57 left in the third quarter.”
- Matt Hasselbeck – Seattle – 24/35 247 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
- Matt Schaub – Houston – 29/39 365 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
- Julius Jones – Seattle – 10 carries, 39 yards
- Ryan Moats – Houston – 10 carries, 43 yards, 1 touchdown
- TJ Houshmanzadeh – Seattle – 4 receptions, 52 yards
- Andre Johnson – Houston – 11 receptions, 193 yards, 2 touchdowns