The Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints both played their starters throughout the entire first half of Texans third preseason game on Sunday, August 26th. Although the Texans lost the game by a score of 27-34, the game was tied at 24 a piece going into the half. Everyone knows that the Saints love to pass the ball, and they intend to win by simply outscoring their opponents. However, the Texans, unable to stop the Saints high powered offense, were able to match the high scoring Saints by latching onto the back of Matt Schaub, who carried the Texans to 24 first half points. In the process, Schaub completed 15 of his 18 attempts for 194 yards with one touchdown. Schaub who finished last season on the IR looks poised to contend for the division championship again.
Also playing extremely well was the Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, and the Texans third year Tight End out of Wisconsin, Garrett Graham. Graham only has one reception for 24 yards in his previous two seasons with the Texans. If Graham can become a reliable target for Schaub, which he looked like today, then expect the Texans to have a lot more options on what is already an explosive offense with the best rushing game in the NFL.