The Texans’ day got off to a hot start with Will Fuller burning the Seahawks secondary to catch a 59 yard bomb from Deshaun Watson for the opening score of the game. The euphoria surrounding this opening salvo was short-lived, as Seattle’s prolific safety Earl Thomas picked off Watson before returning it 78 yards for a touchdown. This was the beginning of a back and forth between the two teams, with Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson both performing various feats of magic to keep their offenses rolling. Wilson in particular extended two separate touchdown drives by evading the Texans’ pass rush before finding open receivers. Paul Richardson in particular was a consistent target for Wilson and caught two of Wilson’s four scoring passes.
Watson and the Texans’ offense continued to churn first down after first down even after falling behind to the Seahawks at one point during the second half. It was the fourth quarter when things began to fall apart. Despite excellent run defense by the Texans all day, Houston’s secondary struggled mightily to contain Jimmy Graham, Tyler Lockett and Richardson, who all contributed to key Seahawks completions. Even after Marcus Williams intercepted Russell Wilson and the Texans failed to convert on a key third down, the pressure was on the Texans’ defense, which eventually succumbed to a Russell Wilson pass to Jimmy Graham for the go-ahead touchdown with only 21 seconds left in the game. The Texans failed to mount any more late game heroics and the Seahawks ended up walking away with the victory.
That was your game. It was certainly interesting to watch. This is now your post-game thread. I’m going to go out into the cold night and yell obscenities at the stars.