Saints expose Texans’ weaknesses



HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans say they’re different, better and more mature than they were in 2010.

In one half on Sunday, Drew Brees and New Orleans showed the Texans what still needs fixing. The Saints rallied from a 26-17 deficit in the fourth quarter for a 40-33 victory over Houston on Sunday.

The Texans (2-1) play Pittsburgh (2-1) on Sunday, and they’re right where they were last year, when a 2-1start turned into a 6-10 finish.

Houston rebuilt its defense in the offseason, but the unit collapsed late against New Orleans. Coach Gary Kubiak says the defense strayed from new coordinator Wade Phillips’ 3-4 scheme, and became less aggressive.

Kubiak also says the Texans’ red-zone offense will be a point of emphasis this week.