A lot of the focus heading into Sunday’s recreation between the Texans and the Seahawks was on how the Texans gamers would present their displeasure with crew proprietor Bob McNair’s feedback about letting “inmates run the jail” throughout current league conferences to debate the nationwide anthem and participant protests.
Nearly all of Texans gamers knelt through the nationwide anthem, following by means of on a vow to have a unified demonstartion of their emotions. They then acquired up and performed as thrilling a recreation because the league has seen all 12 months.
The sport was tied at 21 at halftime and there have been 5 lead modifications within the second half, culminating in Russell Wilson hitting Jimmy Graham for an 18-yard landing with 21 seconds left to play. Wilson’s fourth landing move of the night time made the rating 41-38 and Deshaun Watson couldn’t engineer any extra magic on a day that noticed him throw 4 touchdowns of his personal. Richard Sherman picked off a deep ball, Watson’s third interception of the sport, with seven seconds left and the Seahawks had a fourth straight win.
Wilson arrange Graham’s rating with lengthy completions to Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson on his approach to finishing 26-of-41 pbades for 452 yards.
Watson was 19-of-30 for 402 yards and 4 touchdowns whereas additionally operating eight instances for 67 yards. The Texans opted to run Lamar Miller on three straight performs after the 2 minute warning, nonetheless, and the Seahawks have been in a position to pressure a punt. That Texans drive got here after cornerback Marcus Williams learn an out sample all the way in which and picked off Russell Wilson on the Houston 7-yard-line with just below three minutes left within the recreation.
Watson’s next-to-last move of the afternoon got here on the earlier offensive possession and didn’t go far within the air, but it surely become an enormous play all the identical when DeAndre Hopkins turned a display screen right into a 72-yard landing. That rating worn out the lead the Seahawks took on a Jimmy Graham landing that got here lower than a minute earlier than Hopkins went the space and continued an enormous day for the Texans’ prime wideout.
Hopkins skipped follow Friday on account of McNair’s feedback, however didn’t appear to be he missed a beat as soon as the sport began as he caught eight pbades for 224 yards within the loss. Richardson and Lockett mixed for 12 catches for 226 yards to tempo an offense that acquired three dashing yards from gamers who weren’t Wilson. That may be a significant stumbling block in lots of video games, but it surely was barely a pace bump for the Seahawks due to the fireworks that Wilson supplied by means of the air.