Seahawks-Texans Capsule

(AP) - SEATTLE (3-0) at HOUSTON (2-1)

1 p.m. EDT, FOX

OPENING LINE _ Seahawks by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD _ Seattle 3-0, Houston 0-3

SERIES RECORD _ Series tied 1-1

LAST MEETING _ Texans won 34-7, Dec. 13, 2009

LAST WEEK _ Seahawks beat Jaguars 45-17; Texans lost to Ravens 30-9

AP PRO32 RANKING _ Seahawks No. 2, Texans No. 11

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (8), RUSH (8), PASS (16)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (1), RUSH (12), PASS (1)

TEXANS OFFENSE _ OVERALL (7), RUSH (9), PASS (9)

TEXANS DEFENSE _ OVERALL (2), RUSH (9), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES _ Seahawks aim for first-ever 4-0 start. Seattle has won eight consecutive games dating back to last season and has outscored opponents 279-87 in that span. ... Seattle is tied for second in NFL with 10 takeaways. ... Seattle DT Clinton McDonald had career-best 1 1/2 sacks last week. ... Seahawks QB Russell Wilson tied career high with four touchdown passes last week. ... Seattle CB Richard Sherman has five interceptions and two touchdowns in his past seven games. ... Coach Pete Carroll coached Houston LB Brian Cushing at USC. ... Houston RB Arian Foster has four 100-yard rushing games in last six meetings with NFC teams. ... Texans are 17-6 when Foster has at least 100 yards rushing. ... Safety Ed Reed, who made Texans debut last week, leads active players with 61 career interceptions. ... Houston WR Andre Johnson had 11 receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns in only game against Seahawks. ... Houston DE J.J. Watt has 7 1/2 sacks in eight career games against NFC teams. ... Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins leads all rookies with 18 catches for 243 yards. ... Houston has won five of last six games at home in September.

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