Latest win earns a perfect 4-0 start for Seattle, the first time in franchise history.
Steven Hauschka booted a 45-yard field goal with 3:19 left in overtime to rally the unbeaten Seattle Seahawks to a 23-20 win over the Texans in Houston.
Seattle scored the final 20 points and are undefeated after four games for the first time in franchise history as they left the home-town side stunned at seeing the game slip from their grasp.
The Texans could only have themselves to blame for the loss, their second of the season, as they failed to score on either of their possessions in extra time.
Making matters worse for the home side was they lost Brian Cushing to a concussion as they watched their at one point lead of 17 vanish before their eyes.
Amazingly the comeback win for the Seahawks was the first time in franchise history they had turned around a two touchdown deficit to win in the fourth quarter, breaking a streak of 0-105.
Seattle maintained their reputation as the best defensive side in the NFL through the first month, a fact that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said was an important part of the team’s identity.
“It was important for our ball club just to win on the road, just to continue our win streak,” Sherman said.
“I think that was important to us, to be that stepping stone, to continue to grow as a team.”
Houston defensive end J. Watt said his side knew they missed a golden chance to move to 3-1.
“We were dominating the whole first half … and the second half we just didn’t finish the game,” he said. “It’s very, very frustrating.”
Houston’s Matt Schaub threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns, but also had two interceptions and failed to move the offense effectively in overtime.
Seattle will look to keep its historic run going when they face Andrew Luck and the Colts in week five, while the Texans will be looking to rebound when they clash with the San Francisco 49ers.