In a revolting turn of events yesterday, the Houston Texans snatched defeat from the jaws of victory after beating Seattle on all sides of the football. Matt Schaub threw one of the most ridiculous passes known to mankind with 3 minutes left. After Houston’s Jon Joseph picked off Wilson with 5:40 left in the game, and facing a 3rd and 4 from the Seattle 40, Schaub tried to hit TE Daniels by throwing across the field while moving backwards. He floated a dying quail that was easily picked off by Sherman for a pick 6. This tied the score in what was an otherwise dominating performance by Houston’s defense. Wilson was harassed all day and was held to 12 for 23, 123 yards and a pick. Marshawn Lynch had his usual tough day, running for 98 yards, but coughed up a fumble early. Wilson did spark the Seahawk late by scrambling for a ton of yards, including the 4 yard scramble on 4th and 3 from the Houston 7. A pretty big fail when you consider a couple guys had decent shots to stop him short. That made the score 20-13 and set up the later shenanigans.
This stinks for the local boys, as 4 games into the season, the Niners are already 2 games out of the lead for the division. This also makes the Houston game large in that we need to keep pace with Seattle for common opponents, and also, just to keep up with them. The galling part to this is Seattle could very easily be 2-2 with the Niners as both their road games were eminently winnable by both Carolina and Houston. The Carolina game was decided by a late fumble by DeAngelo Williams just as Carolina was nearing the end zone to take the lead late in the 4th quarter. And then the mush-head pass by Schaub to send this last game into OT. Lucky? Sure. But they made their luck by making those plays in crunch time.
The point being, Seattle is learning how to win on the road. Either by luck or by cruck, this is bad news for the 49ers.
Also, in case you missed in on the previous thread, Twinfan, eminent 49ers and Giants fan, and blogger extraordinaire, is running a baseball playoff contest for a free computer. I’ll give the specs later, but the entry is free. You don’t even have to take the computer if you don’t want it, but it is a bad-ass system with all the bells and whistles. Here are the details.
BTW, i’m having another contest for the major league postseason. Nice prize as always. Join in, you don’t have to accept the prize, you just can play for bragging rights. The contest details are at the link below and Craig will repost them this evening. the invitation is for all who post on chuck’s blog. He’s in. Snarkk and Flavor are in and several more. maybe i’ll do a comment here again next week.