Jacksonville, Fla. - The New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars played a clean first half Thursday night at TIAA Bank Field in the teams' opening game of the 2018 preseason.
The Jaguars - who opened with quarterback Blake Bortles and star running running back Leonard Fournette on the field - took a 13-10 halftime lead thanks to two 49-yard field goals by Josh Lambo and a 2-yard scoring run by Bortles.
The Saints scored on a 2-yard run by Mark Ingram and a 45-yard field goal by Wil Lutz. Tom Savage got the start at quarterback for the Saints as Drew Brees was one of several Saints regulars who were given the night off. Savage played the entire half except for the final possession as Tayson Hill entered to take a knee and end the half.
Brandon Tate had a nice 37-yard kickoff return for the Saints and defensive back Arthur Maulet made a nice tackle on kickoff coverage.
New Orleans Saints stat leaders
Quarterback Tom Savage, 10 of 14 for 70 yards.
Running back Mark Ingram, 7 carries for 23 yards and a TD
Running back Alvin Kamara, three carries for 11 yards
Receiver Michael Thomas, two catches for 16 yards