Houston and New Orleans played the type of high scoring game that we have come to expect out of the two teams on Sunday. The Texans were simply not able to keep up with Brees and company, falling short by a touchdown late in the game.
The Texans jumped out to a 10 to nothing lead in the first quarter, but the lead was short lived. The Saints answered with Darren Sproles scampering into the end zone on a thirty yard run, cutting the lead 10-7.
The two teams traded a couple of field goals to go into the half with the Texans leading 16-10.
Both teams continued to trade touchdowns and field goals in the second half, with both quarterbacks going on to have huge games. Schaub finished up the day with 3 touchowns, an interception, and 373 yards passing.
Late in the fourth quarter with the Saints leading 32 to 26, the Texans were aided by freak play that went for a touchdown. Schaub threw a pass off balance that was tipped by two Saint defenders, but somehow the ball found its way to Houston receiver Kevin Walter who caught it and ran into the end zone, giving the Texans a 33-32 lead.
The Texans defense was not able to hold Brees and the Saints for long who drove the field and scored a touchdown in a blink of an eye and took the lead for good 40-33.
Houston fought hard in this game, but the Saints were too good at home. Expect the Texans to bounce back next week, home against the Steelers, who barely escaped Indianapolis with a win.
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