Texans
Saints
31 - 27 Final
  for this game

Schaub, Texans edge Saints

Aug 17, 2008 - 3:03 AM NEW ORLEANS (Ticker) -- Matt Schaub was 14-of-16 for 187 yards and two scores as the Houston Texans defeated the New Orleans Saints, 31-27, in a preseason game on Saturday.

Texans running back Steve Slaton scampered into the end zone for a 10-yard run to erase a 27-24 deficit at the 12:07 mark of the fourth quarter.

Drew Brees connected on touchdown passes to Marques Colston and Reggie Bush and finished 12-of-17 for 147 yards for the Saints (1-1).

Bush, who has been nursing a sore knee, caught a 12-yard touchdown pass in the second from Brees and also carried the ball seven times for 24 yards.

The third-year running back missed one practice after he first experienced some swelling in his left knee and said he had an MRI earlier this week, but it revealed no damage, according to a report in the Times-Picayune.

This is the same knee that sidelined Bush at the end of last season, when he tore his posterior cruciate ligament. But he has been healthy and full speed throughout the offseason, and he thinks the swelling is just a result of the heavy camp workload.

Schaub had a much busier game than last week, when he completed four-of-five passes for 29 yards against the Denver Broncos. He connected with Vonto Leach for a 1-yard scoring strike to give the Texans (2-0) a 14-6 edge at the 12:39 mark in the second.

He was relieved after nearly two quarters by Sage Rosenfels, who tossed for 94 yards on 6-of-8 passing.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 10 7 7 31
    NEW ORLEANS 6 14 7 0 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - FG, MARTIN GRAMATICA 25 YD, 3:16. NEW
    ORLEANS 3-0
    HST - TD, KEVIN WALTER 26 YD PASS FROM MATT
    SCHAUB (KRIS BROWN KICK), 9:30.
    Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards in 6:14.
    HOUSTON 7-3
    NOR - FG, M

    Aug 16 10:51 PM
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    Texans 31, Saints 27  4th - 1:56Aug 16 10:45 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    STEVE SLATON 10 YD RUN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 31
    NEW ORLEANS 27 12:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texans 31, Saints 27  4th - 12:01Aug 16 10:21 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 10 7 24
    NEW ORLEANS 6 14 7 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - FG, MARTIN GRAMATICA 25 YD, 3:16. NEW
    ORLEANS 3-0
    HST - TD, KEVIN WALTER 26 YD PASS FROM MATT
    SCHAUB (KRIS BROWN KICK), 9:30.
    Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards in 6:14.
    HOUSTON 7-3
    NOR

    Aug 16 10:14 PM


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    TD NOR
    KEVIN DUDLEY 1 YD PASS FROM MARK BRUNELL
    (TAYLOR MEHLHAFF KICK)
    HOUSTON 24
    NEW ORLEANS 27 0:42 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Texans 24, Saints 27  3rd - 0:42Aug 16 10:11 PM


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    TD HST
    CHRIS TAYLOR 1 YD RUN
    (CHRIS BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 24
    NEW ORLEANS 20 9:06 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Texans 24, Saints 20  3rd - 9:06Aug 16 9:47 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 10 17
    NEW ORLEANS 6 14 20 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - FG, MARTIN GRAMATICA 25 YD, 3:16. NEW
    ORLEANS 3-0
    HST - TD, KEVIN WALTER 26 YD PASS FROM MATT
    SCHAUB (KRIS BROWN KICK), 9:30.
    Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards in 6:14.
    HOUSTON 7-3
    NOR - FG

    Aug 16 9:24 PM


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    TD NOR
    MARQUES COLSTON 5 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES
    (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK)
    HOUSTON 17
    NEW ORLEANS 20 0:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans 17, Saints 20  2nd - 0:59Aug 16 9:21 PM


  • NFL
    FG HST
    C.C. BROWN 45 YD
    HOUSTON 17
    NEW ORLEANS 13 5:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans 17, Saints 13  2nd - 5:36Aug 16 9:08 PM


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    TD NOR
    REGGIE BUSH 12 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES
    (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK)
    HOUSTON 14
    NEW ORLEANS 13 9:39 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans 14, Saints 13  2nd - 9:39Aug 16 8:58 PM


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    TD HST
    VONTA LEACH 1 YD PASS FROM MATT SCHAUB
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 14
    NEW ORLEANS 6 12:39 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texans 14, Saints 6  2nd - 12:39Aug 16 8:51 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    HOUSTON 7 7
    NEW ORLEANS 6 6 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - FG, MARTIN GRAMATICA 25 YD, 3:16. NEW
    ORLEANS 3-0
    HST - TD, KEVIN WALTER 26 YD PASS FROM MATT
    SCHAUB (KRIS BROWN KICK), 9:30.
    Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards in 6:14.
    HOUSTON 7-3
    NOR

    Aug 16 8:42 PM


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    FG NOR
    MARTIN GRAMATICA 33 YD
    HOUSTON 7
    NEW ORLEANS 6 2:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texans 7, Saints 6  1st - 2:50Aug 16 8:33 PM
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    Texans 7, Saints 3  1st - 5:30Aug 16 8:32 PM


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    TD HST
    KEVIN WALTER 26 YD PASS FROM MATT SCHAUB
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    HOUSTON 7
    NEW ORLEANS 3 5:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texans 7, Saints 3  1st - 5:30Aug 16 8:23 PM


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    FG NOR
    MARTIN GRAMATICA 25 YD
    HOUSTON 0
    NEW ORLEANS 3 11:44 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texans 0, Saints 3  1st - 11:44Aug 16 8:13 PM
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