Texans @ Saints: Game Preview

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-0) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-1)

SERIES

TEXANS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 1-1

STREAKS

1-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 1-0

Payton: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 23-13 at Dolphins

W 30-13 vs. Bears

LAST GAME

11/18/07: Saints 10 at Texans 23. Houston QB Matt Schaub completes 21 of 33 passes for 293 yards with 2 TD for 112.3 passer rating as Texans shutout New Orleans in 2nd half.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/14/03: Saints 31, Texans 10. New Orleans outscores Houston 24-0 in 2nd half. QB Aaron Brooks passes for 2 TDs.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 86 (Hou.), 148 (NO). XM: 225 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Schaub: 38-53-450-3-2-100.4

Brees: 58-86-689 (2C)-6 (2C)-0-114.9 (3L)

RUSHING

Tate: 47-219 (3L)-4.7-1

M. Ingram (R): 27-91-3.4-0

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 14-188-13.4-2

Sproles (RB): 15 (T1C)-118-7.9-1

OFFENSE

364.5

429.5 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

+1

-1

DEFENSE

271.0 (1L)

322.5

SACKS

A. Smith, Williams: 2 (T2C)

Galette, Harper: 2.5

INTs

Joseph: 1 (T3C)

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PUNTING

Hartmann (R): 47.0

Morstead: 46.7

KICKING

Rackers: 21 (T1C) (6/6 PAT; 5/5 FG)

Kasay: 22 (1L) (7/7 PAT; 5/5 FG)

 

NOTES

TEXANS:  Aim for 1st 3-0 start in franchise history...QB MATT SCHAUB has 71.7 comp. pct. (38 of 53) this season, best in NFL. In last meeting vs. NO, Schaub passed for 293 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 112.3 rating. Schaub (1,242) needs 2 comp. to surpass DAVID CARR (1,243) for most in Texans history...RB ARIAN FOSTER (1,906) needs 94 rush yards to reach 2,000 career. RB BEN TATE (116, 103) needs 100 rush yards vs. NO to join CADILLAC WILLIAMS (3 straight games in '05) as only players in NFL history with 100+ rush yards in 1st 3 games of career...WR ANDRE JOHNSON aims for 3rd straight game with 7 catches, 90+ rec. yards & TD. Had 6 rec. for 120 yards (20 avg.) with TD in last game vs. NO...TE OWEN DANIELS posted 18th career TD rec. last week & 1st of season...Defense ranks 1st in NFL in points allowed per game (10) & passing yards per game (162.5)...DE ANTONIO SMITH aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack...CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH posted 1st INT with Texans last week...

SAINTSSince joining NO in 2006, QB DREW BREES leads NFL in att. (3,099), comp. (2,078), yards (23,607) & TDs (161). Brees has won 14 of past 19 starts at home (incl. playoffs), completing 500 of 712 (70.2 pct.) for 5,533 yards with 46 TDs vs. 16 INTs for 105.2 rating. In past 6 vs. AFC, has completed 174 of 237 (73.4 pct.) for 1,900 yards with 16 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 106.9 rating...RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES had 8 catches last week, incl. 12-yard TD. Leads NFL with 7 catches on 3rd down. RB PIERRETHOMAS has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 6 vs. AFC...WR DEVERY HENDERSON had 3 catches for 103 yards & TD (79 yards) in Week 2 & aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards & TD. Had TD catch in last meeting. WR ROBERT MEACHEM has 19 career rec. TDs & 13 have gone for 25+ yards. Averages 29.4 yards per TD catch (559 yards). TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 6 catches for 79 yards last week. Has 5 TDs in past 5...Since entering NFL in 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 12 sacks, most by DB. Had 2 sacks & FF last week. DT SEDRICK ELLIS aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with sack.

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