The Texans might still have some issues, but at home, they’re still capable of being among the league’s best.
They’re controlling today’s game with the Seahawks, up 20-3 at halftime, handily winning the battle between the league’s top two defenses.
The news got worse for Seattle just before halftime, as defensive end Michael Bennett was carted off the field after getting his neck popped backward in a pile. He was taken off the field on a stretcher, but was moving his arms as he was taken off.
The Seahawks haven’t converted a third down yet, with 88 yards of total offense in the first half. Quarterback Russell Wilson has completed 60 percent of his passes, which sounds good, except he’s 3-for-5 through the air.
Coupled with a rare Marshawn Lynch fumble, the Texans defense is shutting down the Seahawks.
Meanwhile, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is playing a subtle, effective game. They’re still leaning on the run game and safe passes to backs and tight ends, but even with an interception, he’s taking what is there, against a defense which had allowed 27 points in three games prior.