Monday, September 26, 2011

Week 3: Saints come back on Texans, 40-33

These New Orleans will play with your emotions in the first half of games but make no mistake: They will be somewhere in the thick of it come January.
Ask the Houston Texans, who scored at will in the Super Dome only to come away with a 30-33 whupping.
The Saints had no answer for Andre Johnson in the first half, but they doubled him in the second, shutting him out (He finished with 128 yards).
Matt Schaub (373 yards, 3 TD, int) played like Peyton Manning out there but Drew Brees (270 yards, 2 TD, 2 INTs) played like Brees.
Brees was picked off twice trying to go to new reciever Jimmy Graham, but forgave him when he scored a touchdown and was pretty much relentless with the undersized defensive backs for Houston.

"I love the fact that we can have something happen on the field that's a negative [an interception] ... and instead of him getting down like some young players might and having that affect what happens later on, he comes out and make a couple huge catches," Brees said. "He's mentally tough, physically tough, he wants to be great and he wants me to be able to trust him and have confidence in him, which I do to the utmost."

To be sure the Texans left points out on the field, especially in the first half.

"Our red zone performance wasn't good enough against a team like that, or any team, for that matter," Schaub said. "We needed touchdowns. We settled for too many field goals. We had to find a way to put it in the end zone."

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