A closer look at Texans stats vs. Seahawks


Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs with the ball as Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) attempts to make a tackle during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Texans 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Though the Houston Texans lost 23-20 in overtime, they totaled 476 yards of offense in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday.

Here are some stats that stand out from the Texans’ second straight loss as they are 2-2 on the season.

•  Matt Schaub 31-of 49, 355 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Those stats aren’t bad by any means, especially compared to other QBs from Sunday. But if you look at when his interceptions came, and some of the decision making Schaub made late in the game, well it wasn’t a good day after all.

• Arian Foster had his best day of the season with 27 rushes for 102 yards. His longest run was 16 yards. Foster gained his 24th 100-yard career game in the regular season, his first of 2013. This is just the sixth time the Texans have suffered a loss when Foster gains 100 or more yards.

• It was good to see Andre Johnson not gain another injury this season, as he completed the game for first time since the season opener. Johnson totaled nine receptions for 110 yards.

• Here is a stat the really needs to change: Andre Johnson, four games started, zero touchdowns.

• Owen Daniels had a good day: six receptions, 72 yards. Daniels is a quality tight end.

• Arian Foster also had a solid day receiving with six receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown.

• The Texans had two fumbles, losing one.

• Randy Bullock was 2-for-2 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points. He’s made his last five field goal attempts since the bad day against the Tennessee Titans.

• Houston’s defense was productive yet again, holding the Seahawks to 270 yards offensively and to 3-of-14 on third downs. The Texans offense continued to do a great disservice to their defense again this season.

• Houston had six penalties for 86 yards, while Seattle had nine penalties for 62 yards.

• The Texans forced three fumbles, recovering one. Does anyone else thing the Texans have the best defense in the NFL after four weeks?

• Time of possession: HOU – 39.53. SEA – 31:48. Does tim of possession really matter if your offense continues to give up interceptions for touchdowns, putting the defense behind?

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