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Texans lose in 41-38 shootout with Seattle

The Texans fell 41-38 in a heartbreaking road loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Texans and Seahawks engaged in a shootout, scoring three touchdowns apiece before halftime and producing four lead changes in the fourth quarter.

Deshaun Watson threw for 402 yards, four touchdown passes, three interceptions, including one returned for a Seahawks defensive touchdown. DeAndre Hopkins had a team-high 224 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Will Fuller V added five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Lamar Miller also recorded a pair of touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

Houston's defense held Seattle to just 33 yards rushing in the loss. Jadeveon Clowney and Ufomba Kamalu each had a sack on Russell Wilson. Clowney also recorded four solo tackles, one quarterback hit, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

Watson completed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller V on the opening drive of the game. Watson set an NFL rookie record through seven games with 16 touchdown passes with the score, before adding three more in the loss.

The Texans looked to add to their lead on the following drive, however Seahawks safety Earl Thomas picked off Watson's pass and returned it 78 yards for a touchdown.

Lamar Miller's three-yard touchdown run capped off an eight-play, 82-yard drive. The Texans took a 14-7 lead with 6:08 remaining in the first quarter.

Russell Wilson responded with a deep 20-yard touchdown pass to Paul Richardson. The Seahawks and Texans tied at 14 with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter.

Fuller added his second touchdown of the day on a 20-yard touchdown catch over Richard Sherman. The Texans regained their lead, up 21-14 with 9:34 left in the second quarter.

After Wilson's deep 53-yard pass to wide receiver Tanner McEvoy, he threw his second touchdown of the day to Richardson on the following play. The Seahawks tied the game 21-21.

Texans defense allowed just five yards rushing in the first half. Both teams added a field goal on back-to-back drives in the third quarter.

Watson's second interception of the day came on pass picked off by Richard Sherman. The Texans defense held and Seattle settled for a 21-yard field goal. The Texans trailed for the first time all day, down 27-24 with 2:24 left in the third quarter.

Watson's 36-yard pass to Fuller put the Texans at Seattle's two-yard line. Two plays later, Miller added his second score of the day on a two-yard touchdown catch. The Texans took a 31-27 lead with 9:09 left in the game.

Wilson responded with a one-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham to cap off a seven-play, 69-yard drive. With 5:37 remaining, Texans trailed 34-31. Hopkins scored on a 72-yard catch-and-run for Houston to regain the lead.  Cornerback Marcus Williams picked off Wilson at the Houston 6-yard line as the Seahawks were driving down the field. The Texans held onto a 38-34 lead until 1:39 remaining.

Wilson orchestrated game-winning scoring drive with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Graham with 0:26 left. Watson's final pass of the game was picked off by Sherman at the Seattle 37-yard line.

With the loss, the Texans fall to 3-4 and will return to NRG Stadium to host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9.

The Texans and Seahawks tangled at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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