New Orleans 40, Houston 33

Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 25, 2011
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 73002

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 10 6 3 14 33
New Orleans 0 10 7 23 40

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 2-1 1-0 1-1 L1
New Orleans 2-1 2-0 0-1 W2

Recap


Matt Schaub outplayed Drew Brees for most of the day but threw a crucial interception in the fourth quarter, and the New Orleans Saints rallied for a 40-33 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at the Superdome.

Schaub, who surpassed David Carr for the most completions in franchise history, threw three touchdown passes and led the Texans (2-1) to a 26-17 lead early in the fourth quarter.

But the Texans' defense, which entered leading the NFL in scoring defense and passing defense, couldn't hold down Brees and the Saints in the final quarter.

Schaub's only interception of the day led to Brees' second touchdown pass of the fourth quarter – and third of the day – and the Saints scored 23 points in the final period.

Mark Ingram gave New Orleans the lead for good with a 13-yard touchdown run, and the Saints stopped Houston on fourth-and-21 to seal it.

Brees has won 15 of his past 20 home starts.

The Texans were without running back Arian Foster, who was inactive with a strained hamstring.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   New Orleans
Ben Tate Player Mark Ingram
19 Attempts 9
82 Yards 38
4.3 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 1
19 Long 17
Receiving
Houston   New Orleans
Andre Johnson Player Jimmy Graham
7 Receptions 4
128 Yards 100
18.3 Avg Yards 25.0
0 Touchdowns 1
48 Long 32

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 473 109 364 3 4 2 2.0 0
New Orleans 454 100 354 5 1 1 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Saints have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Texans have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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