Final

Seahawks 7

(5-8, 1-6 away)

Texans 34

(6-7, 3-4 home)

Coverage: FOX

1:00 PM ET, December 13, 2009

Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX 

1 2 3 4 T
SEA 0 7 0 07
HOU 17 7 10 034

Top Performers

Passing: M. Schaub (HOU) - 365 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Moats (HOU) - 10 CAR, 43 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Johnson (HOU) - 11 REC, 193 YDS, 2 TD

Schaub, Johnson carry Texans in blowout of Seahawks

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub showed just how good coach Gary Kubiak's offense can be when the Houston Texans don't make silly mistakes.

Now they're hoping to keep it up and help Kubiak remain in charge of this team.

Johnson had a season-high 193 yards receiving and two touchdowns to lead the Texans (6-7) to a 34-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks (5-8) on Sunday to break a four-game losing streak that had some calling for Kubiak's firing.

Fast Facts

• Houston snapped a four-game losing streak as Matt Schaub threw for 365 yards with two TDs and an interception. He now owns five of the top seven passing performances by yards in Texans history. Schaub has seven 300-yard games this season (only Peyton Manning has more with eight).

• Texans receiver Andre Johnson had 11 receptions and 193 yards, his 13th career game with 10 catches and 100 yards, the most for any player since his 2003 rookie season.

• The Texans have won six straight at home against NFC opponents.

• Seattle scored its fewest points in a road game this season. It was the fourth time this season in which the Seahawks have lost by at least 21 points (their last two losses have been by a combined 53 points).

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"There's a lot of rumors and things that get said and you don't want to see anybody lose their jobs," Johnson said. "We were just all determined that we were going to go out there and give it up for each other. For every coach, every player we were just going to go out and lay it all on the line."

Schaub had 336 yards passing before halftime and finished with 365 yards and two touchdowns. His first-half yardage was the second-most in a first half this season in the NFL.

"That's the most explosive half of football I've ever been around," said Kubiak, who led Denver's offense when it won two Super Bowls. "I've never been around that. That's what we're capable of and if we find a way to bottle that someday for four quarters, it will be a real happy day."

The defense did its job too, returning an interception for a touchdown and hurrying and harassing Matt Hasselbeck into a sub-par performance. The quarterback had three fumbles, was sacked three times, twice by Mario Williams, and taken down numerous other times and finished with 247 yards.

Hasselbeck injured his right shoulder on a hard hit by DeMeco Ryans on Seattle's first series of the second half. He returned on the next series and finished the game.

"I'm not happy at all with the way our offensive line is playing and we are going to take an extremely hard look at that over the next two days," Seahawks coach Jim Mora said. "I can't promise you there won't be changes. If there are changes that need to be made, we'll make them, even at this late date in the season."

Schaub cooled off in the second half and Houston's offense didn't score another touchdown, but Hasselbeck and the Seahawks couldn't get anything going and the Texans maintained their comfortable lead.

Schaub's only big mistake came in the third quarter when he was intercepted by Marcus Trufant. It didn't hurt the Texans though as Bernard Pollard picked off Hasselbeck two plays later and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown to stretch the lead to 34-7.

Johnson got things going for Houston, grabbing a 64-yard touchdown reception on the game's first play. It was the first time Houston had scored on the opening play of the game.

"It was big for us to come out and start the way we did," said Schaub, who set Houston's franchise record for yards passing in a season with 3,814. "The big play to Andre really set the tone for the game. I think that gets everyone into it. Not only does it get us off to a good start offensively, it gives the defense a lot of emotion, and a lot of adrenaline to play."

Johnson's second score came on a 17-yard reception in the second quarter that pushed the lead to 24-0.

"The first half, he tore us up, starting with the first play," Mora said of Johnson. "We were playing corners coverage and he just ran by our guy. We rolled up on him and they threw it elsewhere, we put him in single coverage and he won. He's an outstanding player and Matt Schaub is doing a tremendous job of getting the ball to him."

Moats added a touchdown on a 4-yard run in the first quarter in Houston's first game since Steve Slaton was put on injured reserve.

Houston's only problems in the first half came in the kicking game where Kris Brown had a short field goal blocked and missed from 48 yards just before halftime.

Brown made one from 29 yards in the first quarter and one from 31 in the third.

The Seahawks were horrible for most of the first half and the Texans had outgained them 311-25 until their last drive before halftime. They didn't get a first down until an unnecessary roughness penalty on Ryans with about 11 minutes left in the second quarter.

"I'm more disappointed than I am physically hurt," Hasselbeck said. "I'm kind of at a loss for words. It was a real bad performance by us [Sunday]. It's just going to be one of those weeks where it's going to be uncomfortable and a lot harder than normal. There's going to be a lot of scrutiny and that's probably what we need right now."

The Seahawks finally found their offense just before halftime when John Carlson caught a 4-yard pass from Hasselbeck to make it 24-7.

Game notes


Seahawks first-round pick Aaron Curry left the game on a cart late in the fourth quarter with a hip pointer. The fourth overall pick will undergo an MRI on Monday. ... Johnson came just short of his career-high of 207 yards receiving.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SEA
HOU
1st Downs1323
Passing 1st downs
818
Rushing 1st downs
25
1st downs from penalties
30
3rd down efficiency
1-145-13
4th down efficiency
1-50-0
Total Plays6367
Total Yards282450
Yards per play4.56.7
Total Drives1614
Passing220365
Comp-Att
24-3629-39
Yards per pass
5.69.4
Interceptions thrown
11
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-270-0
Rushing6285
Rushing Attempts
2428
Yards per rush
2.63.0
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-42-5
Penalties7-634-35
Turnovers12
Fumbles lost
01
Interceptions thrown
11
Defensive / Special Teams TDs01
Possession26:2433:36

Passing Leaders

SEAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Hasselbeck24/352477.1113-27
Wallace0/100.0000-0
HOUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Schaub29/393659.4210-0

Rushing Leaders

SEACARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones10393.9024
Forsett9262.909
HOUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moats10434.3116
Foster13342.6011

Receiving Leaders

SEARECYDSAVGTDLG
Houshmandzadeh45213.0031
Burleson35016.7022
HOURECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1119317.5264
Foster45413.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSEAHOU
houTD14:52Andre Johnson 64 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 64 yds, 0:16
07
houFG9:18Kris Brown 29 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 9 plays, 41 yds, 4:10
010
houTD2:56Ryan Moats 4 Yard Run (Kris Brown Kick is Good)
Drive info: 9 plays, 56 yds, 4:56
017
SECOND QUARTERSEAHOU
houTD12:58Andre Johnson 17 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Kris Brown Kick is Good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 64 yds, 2:56
024
seaTD1:20John Carlson 4 Yard Pass From Matt Hasselbeck (Olindo Mare Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 84 yds, 2:15
724
THIRD QUARTERSEAHOU
houFG5:53Kris Brown 31 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 8 plays, 36 yds, 3:59
727
houTD3:10Bernard Pollard 70 Yard Interception Return (Kris Brown Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 70 yds, 0:00
734