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Saints vs Texans: Postgame Notes

  • With the win, New Orleans moves to 2-1 on the preseason. The Saints return to action on Thursday, Aug. 31 when they play the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
  • This is the first preseason shutout for the Saints since Aug. 23, 2008, when they played at Cincinnati against the Bengals winning 13-0.
  • This win marks the first preseason winning streak for the Saints since 2014 when they started 3-0.
  • With the win, the Saints become 5-5 against the Texans in the preseason.
  • New Orleans' defense held the Texans to only 246 total net yards with an average gain of only 3.7, while recording four sacks for a total loss of 22 yards.
  • New Orleans out rushed the Texans 111-57.
  • New Orleans out gained the Texans 315-246.
  • At the end of the first quarter, the Saints led the Texans 3-0. The Saints also led in first downs (five), total net yards (96), average gain (5.1), rushing yards (41), passing yards (51) and time of possession (10:25).
  • New Orleans successfully held the Texans to only 5-of-17 (29 percent) on third-down conversions.
  • QB Drew Brees started and completed 11-of-15 passes for 76 yards.
  • QB Chase Daniel entered with 1:54 left in the second quarter. Daniel completed 9- for-12 passes for 108 yards with a 102.1 passer rating.
  • RB Mark Ingram got the start and carried four times for nine yards and had two receptions for 11 yards.
  • RB Adrian Peterson ran the ball six times for 15 yards.
  • RB Darius Victor had 30 rushing yards on eight attempts scoring the game's first touchdown on a three-yard run.
  • RB Trey Edmunds caught his first pass for a 26-yard gain. Edmunds also ran for 12 yards on five attempts.
  • TE Josh Hill recorded his first and only catch of the game with 5:33 left in the third quarter for 14 yards.
  • WR Michael Thomas had all of his four catches for 27 yards in the first quarter.
  • With the first offensive play, WR Ted Ginn Jr. recorded the longest rush of the game of 24 yards. Ginn also finished with three catches for 26 yards
  • WR Brandon Coleman reeled in two catches for 44 yards. His second catch of 31 yards was the longest reception of the game.
  • WR Tommylee Lewis finished with three catches for 34 yards and one rushing attempt for nine yards.
  • OLB Bryan Braman led the special teams with two solo tackles.
  • LB Adam Bighill recorded the fourth sack of the game, creating a four-yard loss. Bighill also led the team with a total of five solo tackles.
  • S Rafael Bush posted the second sack, an eight-yard loss.
  • DB Damian Swann recorded the first turnover, picking off Texans rookie QB DeShaun Watson.
  • DE Darryl Tapp recorded the first sack, creating a loss of four yards.
  • DE Al-Quadin Muhammad recorded the third sack, tackling quarterback Brandon Weeden for a six-yard loss.
  • K Wil Lutz nailed a 26-yard field goal, bringing the Saints lead to 3-0 with 4:20 remaining in the first Quarter. Lutz also completed a 48-yard field goal to bring the Saints lead to 13-0 with 3:52 left in the fourth quarter.
  • P Thomas Morstead punted eight times for 363 total yards (45.4 avg.) with a long of 60 yards.
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