NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Matt Schaub and Drew Brees looked sharp in a high-scoring first half, and Joe Morgan’s touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 34-27 preseason victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday night.
Schaub completed 15-of-18 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, but three turnovers by Houston (No. 4 in the AP Pro 32) helped the Saints (No. 9) stay close despite two fumbles of their own.
Brees was 17 of 25 for 179 yards, including TD tosses to Lance Moore and Jimmy Graham.
Texans rookie receiver Keshawn Martin scored his first pro touchdown, but then fumbled twice.
Houston’s Ben Tate and Arian Foster each had short touchdown runs. New Orleans’ Junior Galette scored on kick returner Trindon Holliday’s fumble.