New Orleans Saints Use 4th Quarter Comeback to Beat Houston Texans
The Houston Texans were without starting running back Arian Foster for the second time in three games as the Texans fell to the New Orleans Saints 40-33 yesterday. Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns, and twice led the Saints back from fourth-quarter deficits to steal a win from the Texans.
Mark Ingram's first career touchdown on a 13-yard run gave the Saints (2-1) the lead for good with under 3 minutes left. Brees was intercepted twice, but redeemed himself with three touchdown passes in the second half, including a 27-yarder to tight end Jimmy Graham and a 16-yarder to Lance Moore.
Matt Schaub passed for 373 yards and three TDs of his own, and the Texans' prolific offense moved the ball well for most of the game. Houston (2-1) was doomed in the end by four drives inside the 20 that resulted in only field goals, along with Schaub's lone interception that Jabari Greer snagged near midfield in the fourth quarter, setting up Moore's touchdown.
Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak talked about the Texans inability to score in the red zone, "We design plays down there for certain coverages and certain things. We got the things we wanted. We didn’t execute like I think we need to, but at the same time, as a coach, I think you have to be hard on yourself …We were down there five more times (today). I think we’ve been down there more than anybody in football. We are struggling down there. It is a nice problem to have, but obviously we have to get better down there. It goes back to somehow running the ball a little bit better down there."
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report