Saints Beat Texans on 5th Anniversary of Superdome's 1st Post-Katrina Game

New Orleans SaintsHouston TexansAtlanta FalconsSteve GleasonBrian Young

Saints fans are still savoring sunday's win over the Houston Texans which happened to fall on the fifth anniversary of the Superdome's first post-Katrina game.

The Saints came out swinging, beating the Texans by 7 points to close at 40-33. But many fans were still talking about this game back in 2006.  Safety Steve Gleason helped win that game after blocking a punt from the Atlanta Falcons. Many believe it was that game that helped re-invigorate this city which was still in the early stages of rebuilding.

"It was easily the loudest professional sports game I had ever gone to--unbelievable environment," said Brian Young, a Saints' fan who attended that game. "Between time out and everything all everyone can do is talk about what they did when they evacuated, it was very emotional."

Gleason, who has since retired from the sport and is now suffering from ALS, was made an honorary team captain and was given the team ball after sunday's game.

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