Here come the Seahawks! Sunday at noon at NRG Stadium, Pete Carroll's bunch faces the Texans in Houston for the first time since 2013. It's been eight long years, but NO ONE will ever forget the gut-punch feeling of that loss to Seattle. Here is my 'By The Numbers/Daily Brew' article for this matchup:
24 - I'll start with one of my favorite Texans of all time: DB Johnathan Joseph. He's the Homefield Advantage Captain on Sunday for this matchup with Seattle, and donned my favorite number for the entirety of his career in Houston.
17 - Joseph is the all-time Texans interception leader with 17.
14 - The Texans have 14 interceptions this season after having just THREE in all of 2020.
7 - Through 12 games, the Texans rank seventh in the league in total takeaways.
14 - Seattle LT Duane Brown is in his 14th year in the league, and it'll be his first game at NRG Stadium in five years (2016).
10 + 1 - On Sunday, it'll be the 10th anniversary (plus one day) of the greatest win in the Texans history: the 2011 AFC South clincher in Cincinnati. Yates-to-Walter for the game-winning touchdown will be etched in all of our minds forevermore.
2 - There will be two players on Sunday who played in that 2011 game at Cincinnati: Brown and Texans long snapper Jon Weeks.
2 - In the two games the Texans have faced Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, Wilson has led the Seahawks to TWO fourth-quarter comeback wins.
3 - In the 2017 meeting in Seattle, the Texans held the Seahawks to 33 yards rushing, but 30 of those yards were Wilson's. As such, the Texans gave up just three yards rushing to non-QBs in that 41-38 barnburner in Seattle. Why did Seattle win? Wilson threw for 452 yards and four touchdowns. Can't see a repeat of that at all.
2 - If he's healthy enough to play, Seahawks RB Adrian Peterson will face the Texans for the second time in four weeks with two different teams. He started for the Titans in Week 11 in the Texans win in Nashville and will play the Texans as a member of the Seahawks again if healthy, in Week 14 in Houston, his hometown.
2 - In his first home game with the Texans in 2018 after a trade with the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas reeled in two touchdown passes on Monday Night Football against the Titans. He unexpectedly passed away early Friday morning. He was the consummate pro, and he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, DT.
Alright, that's going to do it for this week. See y'all on Sunday at NRG Stadium!
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