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Seahawks @ Texans; updates, stats and finally: a soft defense.

Our beloved Seahawks travel to Houston to take on the up-and-down Texans. Here's some interesting info and stats:


Texans defense seems soft:
30th ranked pass rush (19 sacks on the year), 14th ranked pass defense (214 yards allowed per game) and the 22nd ranked rush defense (118 yards allowed per game).

Texans offense is strong, yet pretty one-dimensional: 9th in total yards (367 yards per game), 4th in passing yards (278 yards per game) and 29th ranked rush offense (88 yards per game). 

The Texans rushing game took a hit today as the Texans put Steve Slaton on IR. Chris Brown will likely start in his place. 

The Texans passing game may not be 100% against the Hawks. Matt Shaub dislocated his shoulder during Sunday's game with the Jaguars, but did return to finish the game. He's listed as questionable for Sunday, but it appears he'll play against the Hawks, even if not at 100%. 

The Hawks offense has been pretty inconsistent, and thus over the year below average: 23rd in total yards (317 per game), 14th in passing offense (223 yards per game) and 27th in rushing offense (93 yards per game). 

The Hawks run defense has been keeping the team afloat: 21st in total defense (350 yards allowed per game), tied for 12th in sacks (27), 25th in pass defense (243 yards allowed per game), and 13th in rush defense (105 yards allowed per game; had we not allowed Frank Gore to bust those two long runs in the first game, we'd be ranked closer to 4th or 5th place). 

All stats were taken from NFL.com. 
It's kinda nice that we'll be facing a team that doesn't have a dominating defense. Playing the Cards, Niners, Vikings and others make our offense look pretty sad at times. I'd love to see an offensive shootout. The "defensive battles" are getting old. 
If anyone has anything to add, I'll update the post! (Pretty sure I can, at least!)
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