After last week’s terrible loss against the Ravens, the Seahawks come to town undefeated. The Super Bowl hopeful Seahawks are the favorite in this marquee matchup at Reliant Stadium. Let’s take a look at what to watch for in today’s Texans – Seahawks game.
- Pass Rush – The Texans pass-rush has been inconsistent during these first three games. The Seahawks will be without Russell Okung, Max Unger, and Breno Giacomini for today’s tilt against the Texans. J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith should be able to provide an inside pass rush and it’ll be up to Whitney Mercilus and Brooks Reed to keep containment as Russell Wilson looks to avoid the two inside rushers.
- Duane Brown – Duane Brown is a game-time decision and his presence is greatly needed on the Texans offensive line. Ryan Harris will start again if Brown is out and that won’t bode well for the Texans. Harris did an okay job last week but the Seahawks front-seven possesses many more threats than that of the Ravens front-seven last week.
- Over The Top – If the Texans plan on winning this game the Texans will have to be a lot less conservative than week 3. That means they need to throw the ball a bit more than 10 yards. The Seahawks corners are known to be the best in the business but both corners are beatable over the top. Both Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are great receivers that could go and get a ball on one-and-one coverage. Look for the Texans to try and throw the ball deep on both Richard Sherman and Bobbie Browner.
- Marshawn Lynch - The Texans have done a pretty good job defending the run game so far this year. The Chargers combined for 80 yards rushing on 20 attempts, the Titans ran for 119 yards on 33 attempts, and the Ravens ran for 75 yards on 31 attempts. This week the Texans face one of the better running backs in the game, Marshawn Lynch. Lynch has 62 rushes for 210 yards and two TD’s this year. The Texans need to keep the beast leashed up as he is capable of some very big games.
Will the Texans make a statement win or will they drop to 2-2? Could be a potential Super Bowl preview! Go Texans!