Same Old Texans

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The Texans took their fans through a series of emotions against the Saints on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Saints to a 40-33 victory.

The Texans failed to notch their first-ever 3-0 start, and it didn't help that reigning NFL rushing champ Arian Foster sat out with a hamstring injury. Ben Tate was hoping to establish himself as the second tailback to open an NFL career with three 100-yard rushing games, but was held to 82 yards on 19 carries.

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson recorded seven grabs for 128 yards but no touchdowns.

Houston quarterback Matt Schaub, who passed for 373 yards and three TD's, found Owen Daniels on a 14-yard touchdown pass to give the Texans their early lead. Daniels recorded his second touchdown of the season.

James Casey, a Rice University product from Houston, finished with 126 yards that helped the Texans earn a 26-17 edge after hauling in a 20-yard acrobatic-diving catch in the fourth quarter. Casey also picked up 62-yards in the early going to help set up a Texans field goal.

There were five lead changes in a game that featured one of the most amazing touchdowns of the season when Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas bobbled an interception that wound up in the hands of Kevin Walter, who stayed with it for a 20-yard score to give Houston a 33-32 lead.  

But Mark Ingram, a former Heisman trophy winner from the University of Alabama, rumbled 13-yards to the end zone for his first career touchdown, giving New Orleans its lead for good in the fourth quarter.

The Texans try returning to the win column when they host the Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 2.

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