Hello SBNATION, I am a kid who is back with his review of the Texans-Seahawks game. I am going to tell you my emotions and thoughts over the game this past Sunday. I always go to church on Sundays so I don't get to start watching the game until the second quarter. When I turned the game on, the score was 7-3. I had heard that Garret Graham has just scored a beautiful touchdown on a nice play design. I turned on the game and got into hype mode. I was so excited about the chance to take on the Seahawks and prove to the world that we can take them. The first play I saw was a punt and then the Texans went on offense. When they went on offense, I noticed that the offensive line was opening holes for the running backs and protecting Matt Schaub very well. Matt Schaub was throwing the ball all over the field, and Owen Daniels made one of the most difficult catches you are ever going to see. He really laid it out for that one. They kicked a field goal on that drive, making the score 10-3. The reason they didn't score was because Schaub got flustered and threw the ball away. That is one of the wasted red zone opportunites in that game. We had another solid defensive stand, and around that time J.J. Watt's face was bloodied. I was thinking ahead to the glory the Texans might get from anylysts across the NFL world for the greatness of the Texans defense and the high powered offense in a rout of the Seahawks.
However, the Texans have only been a one half team, and it proved once again. The game went into halftime 20-3, and the defense was wrecking big time. Everyone was hoping for a blowout, and we were getting one. I was hoping we would just protect the ball, but there was a twinge of nervousness inside of me that was telling me the Texans wouldn't deliver the blowout we were expecting. As the half came to an end, I was wondering if the Texans could really pull out the victory I was expecting from them. I really thought they were safe but there was doubt creeping inside of me. The second half started out slowly with the hope of the Texans stopping the Seahawks on their first drive and then explode into a great offensive drive ending with some points. On the kickoff, there was a nerve binding play that got me sweating on the kickoff. Luckily for the Texans, there was a momentum saving play when a special teams player made a good tackle from keeping the returner from taking off. I would like to give another shout out to Shane Lechler for his tackle on one of the kickoffs.
The game progressed slowly until the fourth quarter. Then the Seahawks started to play a little bit and Russell Wilson was able to run after Brian Cushing left the game.After a Ben Tate fumble, the Seahawks scored one touchdown on a Marshawn Lynch run making it 20-13 with a few minutes left.The Texans kept showing their inability to score and it was coming down to the wire. With a couple of minutes left, it was 3rd and 2 and Gary tried to do a play action pass. Matt Schaub was pressured and then instead of taking a sack, he threw one to Richard Sherman who could have walked to the endzone. I kept my hopes up thinking that the Texans could pull it out, maybe even going on a game winning drive. The momentum for the Seahawks was just too much. They forced the game into overtime and we won the toss. All signs were pointing for us to have a chance but they stopped us. Then we stopped them. They got the ball back with good field position an Russell Wilson threw a pass, and Joe Mays got called for a horse collar, putting the Seahawks into Texans territory. Then, on a curl route, Kareem Jackson took the Seahawks receiver and WWE slammed him to the ground. The hope was over for the Texans and the Seahawks kicked a field goal to win the game. My thoughts were spinning as I just couldn't believe that we had blown the game that way. I just wasn't expecting a monumental collapse like that. I just froze on my couch, unable to process the treacherous events that had just happened. Better luck next week Houston.