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Saints fall to the Texans 17-13 in first preseason game

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Saturday, August 13 2022 Aug 13, 2022 August 13, 2022 10:09 PM August 13, 2022 in Sports
Source: WBRZ
New Orleans Football Network

HOUSTON - It was a rough start to the Dennis Allen era, as the New Orleans Saints lost to the Texans 17-13 in the first preseason game.

The Saints had a perfect start to the game with the defense having a 3 and out, then the offense going right down the field cap off by an Andy Dalton screen pass to Dwayne Washington who took it 9 yards for the score.

That was Dalton's only series of the game, he finished going five-for-five for 51 yards and a TD. Ian Book came in afterwards where he had two straight possessions with a turnover. First on a tip ball that was picked off by Texans Tremon Smith, then a fumbled snap.

Houston would take advantage with a Jeff Driskel touchdown pass to Jalen Cook. Book though would bounce back leading the Saints on two scoring drives, and a give the team a 13-10 lead. He finished the night with 121 yards and one INT.

The Saints defense forced 3 interceptions on the night, and held the Texans scoreless for most of the second half. But 3 coverage breakdowns allowed the Texans an opportunity to win it, and they did as Driskel found Jaleel Johnson for a 6 yard touchdown with 25 second left.

New Orleans will now head to Green Bay and practice with the Packers next week before playing them next Friday. 

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