- The 38 points scored by the Saints are their most ever in a preseason game in the Superdome and the second-most in a home preseason game in franchise history. On Aug. 24, 1968, the Saints defeated the Cleveland Browns 40-27 at Tulane Stadium. The franchise high for points in a preseason game was achieved a year ago in a 45-7 road victory over Oakland on Aug. 29, 2009.
- For the second consecutive week, QB
Drew Breesplayed three series. Brees drove the Saints to two touchdowns – a 9-yard run by RB Reggie Bushon the game’s opening drive and a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Brees.
Chase Danielstarted the second quarter for the Saints and played most of the final three quarters. Daniel finished 15 of 21 for 182 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 117.5.
Sedrick Ellishad a productive first half, getting a sack of Texans QB Matt Schaub in the first quarter and recovering a fumble in the second quarter.
- For the second consecutive week, WR
Adrian Arringtonhauled in the longest play from scrimmage for the Saints. Arrington caught a 48-yard pass from Daniel in the second quarter Saturday night, nine days after a 51-yard catch and run in the preseason opener at New England. Arrington, who finished with three catches for 71 yards, also had a third-quarter touchdown reception from Daniel.
- The Saints scored 28 first-half points Saturday night, a feat the team achieved four times during the 2009 regular season and playoffs (28 vs. Detroit, 34 vs. N.Y. Giants, 28 vs. Atlanta, 35 vs. Arizona in NFC Divisional Playoff).
Thomas Morstead, who injured his shoulder in the first quarter against New England, returned to action Saturday night. He handled punting and holding duties. K Garrett Hartleyhandled kickoff duties.
- For the second consecutive week, the Saints had a scoring drive of more than 10 minutes. The fourth-quarter drive that ended in Hartley’s field goal covered 60 yards, 18 plays and took 10:08 off the clock. Against New England, Brees engineered a 20-play, 86-yard drive that took 10:01.