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Watson, Fuller excited to face "Legion of Boom"

When 2012 Seattle Seahawks secondary earned the nickname "The Legion of Boom," Will Fuller V was just a teenager.

"I've been watching these guys since I was in high school," Fuller said Wednesday. "Guys like Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor. Like I said, it's going to be a fun game to play against people who I've watched for a long time."

On Sunday, an explosive, young Houston offense will compete against a stingy, experienced Seahawks defense when the Texans travel to Seattle for just the second time in franchise history.

The Seahawks defense has allowed just 15.7 points per game, tying Jacksonville for the lowest average point total in the NFL this season. Seattle is also ranked first in the league in red zone percentage (28.57 percent).

"Earl Thomas is probably, in my opinion, one of the best safeties to ever play the game," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's got great range, great tackler, great ball skills. He reminds you so much of the guys that I've had the unfortunate deal of calling plays against, being Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu. Those guys who just had that type of skillset.

"Then you have Kam Chancellor, who's just got great length, athletic ability, tough, good tackler. And then you go to the outside and you've got Richard Sherman. You just put the film on and he's a guy that's very, very difficult to get open against. He's very smart, he studies tape, he knows what's going on and you better keep him guessing because if you don't, it's going to be a long day. They've got a lot. They're very, very good in the secondary."

Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has paved the way for a high-powered Texans offense that has scored 30-or-more points in four-straight games. The Texans rank third overall, averaging 29.6 points per game and tied for second in touchdowns scored (21) this season. Watson has contributed 17 touchdowns (passing and rushing).

"It's going to be a fun task," Watson said. "These are guys that I've looked up to, that I've watched over the previous years and actually got to know. So, it's going to be fun going against those guys and competing with them."

The (3-3) Texans will travel to Seattle to face the (4-2) Seahawks on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

Check out the best shots from Wednesday's practice as the Texans prepare for Sunday's game in Seattle against the Seahawks.

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