HOUSTON - Steven Hauschka kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime to give the Seattle Seahawks a 23-20 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday and the first 4-0 start in franchise history.
Houston (2-2) failed to score on two possessions in overtime. The Seahawks got the win on their second drive in overtime after rallying from a 20-3 deficit.
A key play on the winning drive came when Doug Baldwin caught a 7-yard pass and Kareem Jackson was penalized for unnecessary roughness for dumping him into the ground. That got Seattle in field goal range and Hauschka's kick came four plays later.
The Seahawks rallied to tie it at 20-20 on an interception return for a touchdown by Richard Sherman in the fourth quarter.
The NFL's best defense held Houston scoreless after halftime.
Defensive end Michael Bennett was taken off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter after being injured on a hit on Houston quarterback Matt Schaub.
Coach Pete Carroll later said Bennett had a strained back muscle.
Bennett was injured when he hit Schaub just as he got off a pass late in the second quarter. Bennett's head bent back awkwardly and he remained face down on the grass for several minutes.