|Houston Texans||20 (OT)|
The Houston Texans blew a 17-point lead in the second half Sunday, allowing the Seattle Seahawks to force overtime, and ultimate lost 23-20.
The Texans built a 20-3 lead at halftime, behind strong offensive and defensive play. Quarterback Matt Schaub threw touchdowns to tight end Garrett Graham and running back Arian Foster and kicker Randy Bullock knocked through field goals from 22 and 42 yards.
After the half, the Seahawks began their comeback. Running back Marshawn Lynch put one across the goal line from 3 yards out. With 2:40 remaining in the game, Schaub stepped back to pass. Facing pressure from the Seahawks defense he attempted a jump pass in the direction of tight end Owen Daniels, which was intercepted by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who returned the ball 58 yards for the tying touchdown.
Each team had two possessions in overtime. The Texans failed to move the ball past midfield on their two opportunities. The Seahawks, on their second possession had moved the ball to their own 42-yard line, when quarterback Russell Wilson tossed a 7-yard pass to wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson lifted Baldwin off of his feet and slammed him to the turf, drawing a flag for unnecessary roughness. The penalty moved the Seahawks to Houston’s 36-yard line. Four plays later, kicker Steven Hauschka drilled a 45-yard field goal, completing the Seahawks comeback and sealing the victory.
Lynch rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. For the Texans, Foster tallied 102 yards rushing on 27 carries, and caught 6 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.
The Texans (2-2) will look to keep from falling below .500 Sunday night when they face off against the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks (4-0) will put their undefeated record on the line against the Indianapolis Colts.