The Seahawks didn't play well in their Week 4 game against the Houston Texans. They were missing both starting offensive tackles and their starting center. Houston defensive end J.J. Watt dominated Seattle's makeshift offensive line, making for a long day for the offense.
The Seahawks were outplayed by the Texans for most of the afternoon and appeared to be heading for their first loss of the season. Down 20-6 in the fourth quarter, Seattle's offense finally showed some signs of life, putting together a 98-yard touchdown drive to get within one score.
Seattle's defense got the ball back for the Seahawks, but a Russell Wilson interception squandered the opportunity. The Texans picked up one first down and needed just a couple more to ice the game.
On 3rd-and-4, Houston tried to catch the Seahawks overcommitting to stop the run and called play action. The Seahawks didn't bite and pressure caused Houston quarterback Matt Schaub to throw the ball right to Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
Sherman took the ball all the way in for a touchdown, helping to tie the game. The Seahawks eventually won it in overtime.
Why It Was Important
This was the game that proved the Seahawks could win even if they didn't play well. Few things went right for the Seahawks, but they made the plays that had to be made to come away with the victory.