Arian rushed five times for 47 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints lost to the Texans 27-14. Ben Tate rushed for 95 yards and another score.
Drew Brees went 7 for 14 for 109 yards in a little more than quarter of action for the Saints. Brees led the team into Houston territory before he fumbled the ball on a sack by Antonio Smith.
The Saints only scores came when first round draft pick Mark Ingram ran for a touchdown and second string quarterback Chase Daniel threw a 56 yard TD pass to rookie Joseph Morgan, an undrafted rookie. Daniel connected on 6 of 14 passes for 127 yards. He also had two turnovers, a fumble and an interception.
The Saints defense allowed the Texans 436 yards of offense, including 208 yards rushing. The unit also missed several tackles.
Houston's had four sacks in the game. The Saints had a total of 331 yards of offense in the game. Pierre Thomas lead the running game with six carries for 33 yards. New Orleans is now 1-1 in the preseason.