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NFL Week 4 Game Capsule: Texans v. Seahawks

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A look inside the history and numbers of Texans-Seahawks as Houston gets ready to host Seattle at Reliant Stadium in Sunday's Week Four matchup.

Seattle's new Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp.
Seattle's new Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp.
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Courtesy of NFL Communications, I give you these numbers, notes, and food for thought as your Houston Texans steel themselves for the arrival of the Seattle Seahawks and their subsequent tilt on Sunday at Reliant Stadium:

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-0) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (2-1)

SERIES

SEAHAWKS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied 1-1

STREAKS

Series tied 1-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Carroll: 0-0

Kubiak: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 45-17 vs. Jaguars

L 30-9 at Ravens

LAST GAME

12/13/09: Seahawks 7 at Texans 34. Houston WR Andre Johnson records 11 catches for 193 yards & 2 TDs (64, 17). Texans S Bernard Pollard returns INT 70 yards for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/13/09

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Sea.), 86 (Hou.). XM: 86 (Hou.).

STATS

PASSING

R. Wilson: 47-73-664-6 (T2C)-2-109.6 (1C)

Schaub: 85-128-838 (3C)-6 (3C)-4-87.3

RUSHING

Lynch: 62-210-3.4-2 (T3L)

Foster: 49-190-3.9-1

RECEIVING

Tate: 10-158-15.8-0

A. Johnson: 25 (3L)-258-10.3-0

OFFENSE

379.7

388.3 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

+6 (T1C)

-3

DEFENSE

241.7 (1L)

249.0 (1C)

SACKS

Bennett: 2.5

Watt: 3

INTs

Chancellor: 2 (T1C)

Cushing: 1

PUNTING

Ryan: 42.3

Lechler: 48.3

KICKING

Hauschka: 24 (9/9 PAT; 5/5 FG)

Bullock: 18 (6/6 PAT; 4/8 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: Have won 8 games in row, outscoring opp. 279-87 (avg. score of 34.9-10.9)…QB RUSSELL WILSON has completed 77 of 117 (65.8 pct.) for 1,112 yards with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 127.2 rating in 4 games vs. AFC. Has 100+ rating in all 4 vs. AFC. Seahawks are 10-1 when Wilson has 100+ rating, incl. last week (117.5). In those 4 vs. AFC, Wilson has rushed for 181 yards & 3 TDs. Tied career high with 4 pass TDs last week…Since Nov. 2011, RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFL with 2,741 rush yards. During that span, has 85+ rush yards in 23 of 28 games…WR SIDNEY RICE had 2 TDs last week. Had TD catch in only game vs. Hou. (11/2/08 with Min.). TE ZACH MILLER had career-high 2 TDs last week…Seahawks tie for 2nd in NFL with 10 takeaways (5 FR, 5 INTs). In past 7, CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 5 INTs & 2 TDs (INT & blocked FG return). S KAM CHANCELLOR aims for 3rd in row with INT. LB BOBBY WAGNER had INT last week. DT CLINTON MC DONALD had career-high 1.5 sacks last week. DEMICHAEL BENNETT has 2.5 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with sack. Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 2 players in NFL (CHARLES JOHNSON) with 20+ sacks (21.5) & 9+ FF (9)…

TEXANS: Have won 5 of past 6 at home in Sept…In 1 career start vs. Sea. (12/13/09), QB MATT SCHAUB completed 29 of 39 (74.4 pct.) for 365 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 109.5 rating. Since ’12, is 7-2 at home with 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 97.9 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER has 4 100-yard rush games in past 6 against NFC teams. Texans are 17-6 (.739) when Foster has 100+ rush yards in game. For career, RB BEN TATE is averaging 5.3 yards per carry…WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 81.6 rec. yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Had 11 rec. for 193 yards (17.5 avg.) with 2 TDs in only game vs. Sea. Has 16 rec. for 285 yards (17.8 avg.) in past 2 vs. NFC. WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS leads NFL rookies in rec. (18) & receiving yards (243)…DE J.J. WATT has 7.5 sacks in 8 career games vs. NFC. Has 3 sacks in past 2. DE ANTONIO SMITH has 4 career sacks vs. Sea…LB BRIAN CUSHING leads team with 24 tackles....S ED REED leads active players with 61 INTs.

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