Saints vs Texans Final: 31-23 - Recap
New Orleans got 2 scoring strikes from Luke McCown en route to a 31-23 victory over Houston on Sunday in Preseason Week 3 action at Reliant Stadium.
The Saints were a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 44.5.
Mark Ingram rushed for 24 yards, while Pierre Thomas added 19 yards in the win. Kenny Stills and Pierre Thomas added 54 and 51 receiving yards respectively.
Ben Tate rushed for 74 yards for Houston, while Dennis Johnson added 31 yards. Matt Schaub threw for 213 yards for the Texans, while receivers Andre Johnson and Alec Lemon had 131 and 51 yards respectively.
Houston outgained New Orleans 496-380 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 30-19 by the Texans.
The time of possession battle favored Houston as their offense was on the field for 34:26, longer than the 25:34 of their opponents.
New Orleans heads into a P4 battle against the Dolphins. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.