New Orleans vs Houston Wrap - Houston Wins 27-14
Andre Johnson caught 4 passes for 100 yards against the New Orleans defense as Houston handed the Saints a 27-14 loss on Saturday at Reliant Stadium.
Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 41.5.
Matt Schaub completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 163 yards and 0 TDs for the Texans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Pierre Thomas rushed for 33 yards for New Orleans, while Mark Ingram added 25 yards. Chase Daniel threw for 127 yards for the Saints, while receivers Joseph Morgan and Robert Meachem had 56 and 43 yards respectively.
Houston outgained New Orleans 436-331 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-23 by the Texans.
New Orleans lost the time of possession battle 32:57/27:03, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face San Francisco looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Oakland.