The New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans are putting on a show at the Superdome Saturday night.
In a preseason shootout, the Saints and Texans have combined for 48 first-half points. Drew Brees is 17-of-25 for 179 yards and two touchdowns, one to tight end Jimmy Graham and another to wide receiver Lance Moore.
For the Texans, quarterback Matt Schaub has continued his red-hot August by completing 15-of-18 passes for 194 yards and a score. Houston got two more touchdowns on the ground, a one-yarder by Ben Tate on the Texans’ opening possession and another from six yards out from starting running back Arian Foster.
The game has also featured a big defensive play, as emerging star Saints defensive end Junior Galette returned a fumble 16 yards into the end zone.
Offensively, at least, the Saints and Texans look to be ready for Week One.