Seahawks vs. Texans 2013 results: Seattle rallies, wins in thrilling OT match

Bob Levey

The Seahawks scored 20 unanswered points in an epic comeback, defeating the Houston Texans, 23-20, in overtime.

The Seattle Seahawks mounted a furious comeback to force overtime, coming back from a 20-3 deficit and beating the Houston Texans, 23-20. They reach 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.

The Seahawks entered the game with a depleted offensive line, and the reserves had no answer for J.J. Watt and Houston's ferocious line. The Texans threatened early on, but the Seahawks got lucky with another tipped interception in the red zone. A Seattle field goal was the only score in the first quarter.

The Texans poured it on in the second quarter. Matt Schaub split Seattle's defense at the start of the second quarter, nailing a wide open Garrett Graham for a 31-yard touchdown. Arian Foster added to the lead with a 5-yard score, and the team capitalized on a Marshawn Lynch fumble to get a field goal. They added another one before the half and went into the locker room up, 20-3.

The Seahawks offense was anemic all day until it found a spark in the third quarter, scoring 17 unanswered points. They finally found the end zone in the fourth quarter, when a Lynch touchdown cut the deficit to seven points. After a Wilson interception to Johnathan Joseph with just over five minutes to go, Schaub threw a 58-yard pick-six to Richard Sherman to tie the game up. The Texans' last-minute drive came up short, sending the game to overtime.

Houston got the ball first in extra time, but neither team managed to score on its first possession, making it a sudden-death scenario. The Seahawks benefited from a personal foul penalty by Houston, putting them in field goal range. Steven Hauschka kicked a 45-yarder to complete the epic comeback and seal the win.

Fantasy studs and duds

Matt Schaub picked apart the Seahawks defense, throwing for 355 yards and two touchdowns. The interceptions were crucial to the game, though. Andre Johnson had another huge fantasy day, grabbing nine catches for 110 yards.

Injury report

Defensive lineman Michael Bennett had a scary injury at the end of the second half. Bennett was bent backwards and lay on the turf for several minutes. He was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital as players from both teams gathered in prayer. Bennett is moving and has feeling in his extremities. The team is calling it a lower back injury.

Linebacker K.J. Wright briefly left with a shoulder injury but came back into the game. Linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a concussion and left the game.

Did they cover?

The Seahawks opened as 2-point favorites and managed to cover with the overtime field goal.

What's next?

Seattle at Indianapolis, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. ET
Houston at San Francisco, Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m. ET

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