New Orleans -- The New Orleans Saints overcame a slow start to beat the Houston Texans today, 31-23. The Saints improved to 3-0 this preseason.
After falling into a 10-0 hole, the Saints would score 17 of the next 20 points. Drew Brees hit Pierre Thomas on a pass that Thomas took 51 yards for a touchdown. Then later in the half, Luke McCown connected with Kenny Stills on a 14-yard scoring strike.
Brees finished the game 4-of-6 for 104 yards and the touchdown. McCown was 10-of-14 for 118 yards and two scores. Third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin also completed 8-of-13 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Receiver Andy Tanner tallied three catches for 33 yards and two touchdowns.
The Saints will wrap up the preseason Thursday night on the road against the Miami Dolphins.
|1||AUG 9||7:00pm CDT||Chiefs|
|2||AUG 16||7:00pm CDT||Raiders|
|3||AUG 25||3:00pm CDT||at Texans|
|4||AUG 29||6:30pm CDT||at Texans|
|1||SEP 8||12:00pm CDT||Falcons|
|2||SEP 15||3:05pm CDT||at Buccaneers|
|3||SEP 22||12:00pm CDT||Cardinals|
|4||SEP 30||7:40pm CDT||Dolphins|
|5||OCT 6||12:00pm CDT||at Bears|
|6||OCT 13||3:25pm CDT||at Patriots|
|8||OCT 27||12:00pm CDT||Bills|
|9||NOV 3||12:00pm CDT||at Jets|
|10||NOV 10||7:30pm CDT||Cowboys|
|11||NOV 17||3:25pm CDT||49ers|
|12||NOV 21||7:25pm CDT||at Falcons|
|13||DEC 2||7:40pm CDT||at Seahawks|
|14||DEC 8||12:00pm CDT||Panthers|
|15||DEC 15||12:00pm CDT||at Rams|
|16||DEC 22||12:00pm CDT||at Panthers|
|17||DEC 29||12:00pm CDT||Buccaneers|