- With the 20-13 loss on Sunday against the Houston Texans, the Saints are now 3-3 on the season and 2-2 on the road. They will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night at Caesars Superdome. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 pm C.T. The contest will be nationally broadcast on Amazon Prime Video.
- New Orleans is now 3-3 all time against Houston.
- The Saints outgained the Texans 430 yards to 297 and led the time of possession 31:33 to 28:27.
- New Orleans finished with 24 first downs, while holding Houston to 19.
- Coach Dennis Allen's unit was effective on third down defensively, allowing the Texans to convert just 4-of-11 third down tries (36.4%).
- With its stop on the first drive, New Orleans continued the NFL's current longest streak of 18 consecutive games without giving up a touchdown on the opening drive.
- The Saints defense snapped Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud's NFL record 191 passes without an interception to begin a career when linebacker Zack Baun intercepted him in the first quarter.
- Baun added five stops and a pass defensed to go along with his interception.
- Linebacker Demario Davis led the Black and Gold defense with seven tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss.
- Davis' seven stops pushed him over 1,250 tackles for his career (1,252).
- Defensive end Carl Granderson was impactful once again, totaling six tackles, a sack, and two tackles for loss.
- Cornerback Marshon Lattimore led the Saints secondary with six solo tackles and a stop for a loss.
- Quarterback Derek Carr finished 32-of-50 for 353 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
- Carr's 353 yards were his most since 2021 and his highest total as a Saint.
- The lone touchdown for the Saints came on a 34-yard strike from Carr to receiver Rashid Shaheed
- Shaheed had two catches for 85 yards and a touchdown, including another explosive play of 51 yards on a contested deep ball in the fourth quarter.
- Second year wideout Chris Olave hauled in seven passes for a team-high 96 yards.
- Running back Alvin Kamara paced the Saints rushing attack, totaling 19 carries for a team-best 68 yards. He also added seven catches for 36 yards.
- Receiver Michael Thomas finished with five grabs for 45 yards.
- Tight end Taysom Hill had one of his best days as a pass catcher with a career-high seven receptions for 49 yards.
- Running back Jordan Mims made his NFL debut against the Texans, contributing a tackle on special teams
- Punter Lou Hedley added three punts for 126 yards (42.0 avg).
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