The Saints finally got a few stops on defense this year, but it wasn’t enough to make a huge difference.
A pair of field goals cut the Texans lead to 14-6, after Brian Hoyer threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter.
For the Saints, allowing no points on a four-drive span feels like a triumph, for a bad defense that just got a coordinator fired. But the Texans have held up well, and Saints kicker Kai Forbath’s second field goal was a 57-yarder.
Hoyer’s a clean 15-of-18 for 112 yards, but his early momentum slowed.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 13-of-23 for 95 yards, as the Texans have limited him to a bunch of check-downs, with just two completions longer than 11 yards.
He did top the 3,000-yard barrier, however, the 13th time he’s done that. Only Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Tom Brady can match that.