The Saints lead the Texans by a score of 17-16 after one half of play in Houston's Reliant Stadium. Just like their first preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Saints defense got off to a slow start, but tightened up after the first half of the first quarter, playing their typical bend-but-don't-break style. The Saints offense
Below is a quick recap of the action and stats from the first half.
- Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas have both looked solid.
- Kenny Stills is the real deal. He showed incredible concentration on a sideline catch and also grabbed a touchdown for the Saints.
- Luke McCown has been impressive in his backup duties.
- Cameron Jordan and Glenn Foster have applied good pressure; both have sacks.
- Garrett Hartley nailed a 51-yard field goal, his only attempt of the half.
- Ben Tate gashed the Saints defense on the ground.
- Tackling has looked sloppy. A lot of ankle biting out there by Saints defenders out there
- Keenan Lewis has been getting abused by Andre Johnson.
- Will Smith left the game early with an apparent knee injury. Fortunately, it didn't look too serious. More on that later.
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