Saints vs Texans Final: 40-33 - Recap
Drew Brees passed for 3 TDs and 370 yards in leading the Saints past Houston on Sunday at Louisiana Superdome.
Bettors who backed the Saints were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 51.5.
Mark Ingram rushed for 38 yards, while Darren Sproles added 35 yards in the win. Jimmy Graham and Lance Moore added 100 and 88 receiving yards respectively.
Ben Tate rushed for 82 yards for Houston, while James Casey added 11 yards. Matt Schaub threw for 373 yards for the Texans, while receivers Andre Johnson and James Casey had 128 and 126 yards respectively.
New Orleans was outgained by Houston 473-454 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-21 by the Saints.
New Orleans lost the time of possession battle 30:06/29:54, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jaguars. The Texans will aim to get back on the winning track vs Pittsburgh.