Texans beat Saints
December 4, 2015
J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans dominated Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints 24-6 at the NRG Houston Stadium on Sunday. The Texans have improved to 6-5 on the season, and are second in the AFC South division. New Orleans has dropped to 4-7 and is currently fourth in their division, NFC South.
The New Orleans Saints will play next Sunday against division rival Carolina Panthers, who are the only team in the league with a perfect record, of 11-0.
The Houston Texans will also play on Sunday in Buffalo New York, against Rex Ryan and the Bills, who are 5-6.
Houston quarterback Brian Hoyer threw for 205 yards. He completed 21 out of 27 passes. Hoyer had two touchdowns on the day.
Alfred Blue led the Texans in rushing that game. Blue carried the ball 16 times for a total of 77 yards. He had one touchdown, and his longest carry was a 12-yard run.
Tight end Ryan Griffin led Houston in receiving against the Saints. He had four catches for 72 yards and one touchdown. His longest reception was a 37-yard pass he caught.
Drew Brees completed 25 out of 44 passes and threw for 228 yards. He had one interception on the day.
Mark Ingram was New Orleans’ leading rusher that game. Ingram carried the ball nine times for 52 yards. His longest carry was a 26-yard run.
Tight end Benjamin Watson led the Saints in receiving against Houston this game. Watson caught four passes for a total of 53 yards. His longest catch was a 26-yard pass.
The Texans had momentum on their side. Victories from two previous games, most notably against the Bengals, who were looking for a perfect record, provided this team with confidence. The Saints have been really struggling lately. They had a series of wins against the Falcons, Colts and Giants. But after that, they have had a losing streak.