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 8||7:00pm CDT||at Rams|
|2||AUG 15||7:00pm CDT||Titans|
|3||AUG 23||7:00pm CDT||at Colts|
|4||AUG 28||7:00pm CDT||Ravens|
|1||SEP 7||12:00pm CDT||at Falcons|
|2||SEP 14||12:00pm CDT||at Browns|
|3||SEP 21||12:00pm CDT||Vikings|
|4||SEP 28||7:30pm CDT||at Dallas|
|5||OCT 5||12:00pm CDT||Tampa Bay|
|7||OCT 19||12:00pm CDT||at Lions|
|8||OCT 26||7:30pm CDT||Packers|
|9||OCT 30||7:25pm CDT||at Panthers|
|10||NOV 9||12:00pm CDT||49ers|
|11||NOV 16||12:00pm CDT||Bengals|
|12||NOV 24||7:30pm CDT||Ravens|
|13||NOV 30||12:00pm CDT||at Steelers|
|14||DEC 7||12:00pm CDT||Panthers|
|15||DEC 15||7:30pm CDT||at Bears|
|16||DEC 21||12:00pm CDT||Falcons|
|17||DEC 28||12:00pm CDT||at Buccaneers|