NFL Game Summary - Seattle at Houston|
(Sunday, December 13th)
Final Score: Houston 34, Seattle 7
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Schaub threw for 365 yards and two
touchdowns, as Houston used a big first half to beat Seattle, 34-7, at Reliant
Andre Johnson led all receivers with 193 yards on 11 receptions for the Texans
(6-7), who snapped a four-game losing streak. Ryan Moats added 43 yards and a
score on 10 carries.
Matt Hasselbeck finished 24-of-35 for 247 yards, one touchdown and an
interception for the Seahawks (5-8), who had won two in a row. John Carlson
had a TD reception, while Julius Jones was limited to 39 yards rushing on 10
touches in defeat.
Houston took a 7-0 lead on the first play from scrimmage when Schaub hit a
streaking Johnson for a 64-yard touchdown. Kris Brown's 29-yard field goal
capped the Texans' next drive for a 10-0 game, and Moats rumbled in from the
four for a 17-0 game before the end of the quarter.
"It was great for us to start off the game the way we did," said Schaub. "It
really sets the tone for the game and gets everyone involved. It gives the
offense a boost and gives the defense a lot of emotion."
Early in the second, another Schaub-to-Johnson connection, this time a 17-yard
TD, made it 24-0.
Houston's next trip into the red zone didn't prove fruitful, as Brown's 26-
yard attempt was blocked, and Seattle converted its drive into a touchdown on
Hasselbeck's four-yard connection to Carlson.
Brown also missed a 48-yarder as the half expired, but recovered to hit from
31 yards out late in the third quarter for a 27-7 game.
Bernard Pollard picked off Hasselbeck later in the stanza, and raced 70 yards
for a touchdown and Houston led 34-7.
Houston's defense came up big while shutting down the visitors in the fourth
quarter, stopping Seattle on 4th-and-8 from the Texans' eight, 4th-and-16 from
the Texans' 22, then 4th-and-2 from the Texans' 35.
"We're going to find out about a bunch of people here in the next three
weeks," said an angry Seahawks head coach Jim Mora. "As slim as our
playoff aspirations are, we're still gonna fight to make it to 8-8, and we're
going to find out who can be a part of the process going forward."
Schaub passed for 336 yards in the first half alone...The Texans racked up 450
yards of offense to 282 for the Seahawks...The visitors converted just 1-of-14
third-down situations and 1-of-5 on fourth down...Seattle won the lone
prior meeting, a 42-10 shellacking in 2005...Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry
suffered an apparent arm injury late in the contest and did not return.
12/13 18:25:59 ET