HOUSTON (3-3) at SEATTLE (4-2)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 4-2, Seahawks 3-3
SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 2-1
LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Texans 23-20, OT, Sept. 29, 2013
LAST WEEK - Texans had bye, beat Browns 33-17 on Oct. 15; Seahawks beat Giants 24-7
AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 10; Seahawks No. 6
TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (3), PASS (25)
TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (13), PASS (10)
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (11)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (17T), PASS (8)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Second meeting in Seattle, first since 2005 season. … No AFC team has won in Seattle since Week 8 of 2011 season when Bengals beat Seahawks. Seahawks have won 12 straight at home vs. AFC teams. … Texans have No. 3 scoring offense in league at 29.5 per game and have scored at least 33 points in past four. … QB Deshaun Watson has 12 TDs and two INTs and 118.3 rating in past three games. … Watson is first rookie QB in league history with three straight games of three or more TD passes. … Watson’s 15 TD passes most by a rookie in team’s first six games of season. … RB Lamar Miller is one of three players in league to produce 60 or more scrimmage yards in each of his team’s games this season. … WR DeAndre Hopkins has TD catch in three straight games, is tied for league lead with six TD receptions. … WR Will Fuller has five TD catches in past three games. … Texans tied for league lead with nine forced fumbles, only to team force fumble in every game. … In past three road games, DE Jadeveon Clowney has three sacks, two fumble recoveries and forced fumble. … LB Benardrick McKinney leads team with 39 tackles. … CB Jonathan Joseph was AFC defensive player of week with two interceptions, including 82-yard touchdown return, in win over Browns. … Seahawks play three of next four at home. … Seattle coach Pete Carroll needs one win to tie Norv Turner and George Allen for 33rd all-time with 118. … QB Russell Wilson has thrown for at least 295 yards in three of past four games and has passer rating of at least 107.5 in all three. … Seahawks RBs combined for 80 yards rushing on 25 carries vs. Giants. Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy both had 11 carries. … WR Doug Baldwin had nine receptions for 92 yards vs. Giants, second time this season with at least nine catches. … TE Jimmy Graham has TD catches in each of past two games. … Seahawks tied with Jaguars as best scoring defense in league at 15.7 points per game. … Seattle has not allowed first quarter points this season. … Seahawks held Giants to 46 yards rushing last week. … Seahawks signed three-time All-Pro Dwight Freeney, 37, to help with pass rush after Cliff Avril placed on injured reserve. Freeney spent last season with Falcons. … DT Jarran Reed had career-high seven tackles, sack and forced fumble last week. … Seahawks have top red-zone defense in league, allowing TDs on 28.6 percent of possessions. … Seahawks allowing opponent passer rating of 69.9, second lowest in league. Fantasy tip: Considering opponent and venue, this might be week to keep Watson on bench. Since start of 2011 season only two QBs - Matt Ryan and Carson Palmer - have thrown three TD passes vs. Seahawks in Seattle.
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