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Locker Room Buzz: Seattle Seahawks

HOUSTON -- Observed in the locker room after the Seattle Seahawks' 23-20 overtime victory against the Houston Texans:

Jubilation: For the most part, the Seahawks were pretty calm this season after their first three victories, including the 29-3 victory against the San Francisco 49ers. But it was a celebration this time with the players realizing they can find a way to win on a day when they don't play well in a lot of areas.

Bennett walking around: After leaving the field on a stretcher near the end of the first half and being taken to a local hospital with a lower back injury, Michael Bennett was smiling and walking around congratulating his teammates in the locker room. He actually returned to the sideline in the fourth quarter, which cornerback Richard Sherman said was a huge emotional boost for the defense.

Sherman happy to win ugly: Sherman had a 58-yard pick-six that tied the game in the fourth quarter but admitted the Seahawks made a lot of mistakes Sunday. “It’s wasn't pretty, and games aren’t always going to be pretty," he said. "But we grinded it out and never quit. That’s what championship teams do.”

Carroll giving out hugs: Coach Pete Carroll was still in the locker room when reporters entered the room. He was hugging every player he could and congratulating everyone. Clearly, this victory was special to him and his players.