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The long awaited NFL regular season is now only two weekends away. The Houston Texans continue their push towards week 1 by traveling to New Orleans tonight to take on the Saints in the team’s third preseason game. The Texans head into their Saturday night matchup 2-0 in the preseason, which of course means nothing but is still less alarming than being say, 0-2. The Texans have looked good thus far through two preseason games, but tonight encounter their toughest, most revealing test yet having to play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against a Saints team that finished last season 13-3.  The Texans have actually been very fortunate regarding their allotted preseason schedule. They opened the preseason with the Carolina Panthers, an up and coming team but one that is still not on the Texans’ level, providing a nice opening game. Last week, the Texans hosted the San Francisco 49ers, another 13-3 team from a year ago who prides themselves on playing a physical, old-school brand of foo...

Texans: Back Burner Issues

Houston Texans’ fans were concerned with two big situations when first coming into camp, the wide receiver situation and the right side of the offensive line. Now heading past the halfway point of the preseason, the recent play of young wide receivers Keshawn Martin and Lestar Jean has calmed the wide receiver worries a bit. As for the right side of the offensive line, it...

New Orleans Saints: Travaris Cadet Performing Too Well To Cut

The Saints have what you call “a good problem to have” with the running back depth chart.Travaris Cadet, New Orleans Saints rookie from Appalachian State, has made his presence known in the Saints' preseason games and practices.Some have speculated that Chris Ivory’s fourth spot on the depth chart is challenged by Cadet’s performances.With the addition of Cadet on the...

Saints edge Texans in preseason tilt

Matt Schaub and Drew Brees look ready as ever for the games that will count. The defenses they picked apart might feel differently about the work they have left to do in a short couple weeks. The star quarterbacks for Houston and New Orleans combined for 373 yards passing in a high-scoring first half, and Joseph Morgan's touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter lifted the...

Will Drew Brees be the same without Sean Payton on the sidelines?

Will Drew Brees be the same without Sean Payton on the sidelines? Rizzla: Yes, Drew Brees will be the same. I do not expect him to have the best passing season in NFL history once again but Brees will not miss a step with Payton not on the sidelines this year. Brees helped Payton create the offense and the interim head coaches have pledged to keep the status quo. In addition offensive...

Texans look sharp in preseason loss to Saints

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...

Could the New Orleans Saints Season Opener be disrupted by another Tropical System?

The New Orleans Saints have undergone one of the most chaotic offseasons of any NFL franchise this season with the Bountygate scandal and having been slapped with multiple suspensions. The Saints and the New Orleans area have been able to rebound after Hurricane Katrina but a new tropical system, Tropical Storm Isaac, seems to be looming on the horizon for the region, with every...

Sean Payton Finding Work During ‘Time Off’

Sean Payton gave a motivational talk to the University of North Texas’ football program on Thursday, and it was great. It was Payton’s first speech to a football team, since his own Saints but it looks like he hasn’t lot a step. Payton addressed everything from building a winning team in New Orleans to how he hates having to miss an entire season of coaching. Check out the...

The Rundown: Texans vs. Saints

The final preseason appearance for the majority of the Houston Texans starters saw the New Orleans Saints defeat the hometown team 34-27. The first half of football was action packed with plenty of offense and turnovers in which the turnovers actually proved to be the biggest disappointment for the Texans on Saturday night. The Texans stayed in their base defense the majority of...

New Orleans Saints: Making History in 2012

Weathering the StormIt is no secret that New Orleans is a place known for partying and having fun, but in 2005 a gloom fell over the city in the form of a natural disaster.Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, changing the city forever.We soon learned that even when left homeless, car-less, and jobless, the spirit of those native to the Big Easy couldn't be broken...

Jonathan Vilma DOES NOT Want Roger Goodell To Eat

Background: NFL Owner, Roger Goodell, suspended Saints LB Jonathan Vilma for the entire season because of what Vilma says are ‘unsubstantiated claims’.  Vilma is currently suing Goodell for defamation.  So basically, there is a lot of bad blood between the two. This poster is apparently being displayed in Brother Jimmy’s BBQ restaurant (in Miami) which is co-owned by Vilma.

Saints Nation: Saints Owe Texans Payback for Dirty Hit On Drew Brees

Last time the Saints played the Texans, which was just under a year ago, they pulled this (CHECK THE 1:10 MARK OF THIS VIDEO):  So it's on. Time to put a bounty on Matt Schaub tomorrow. Just kidding. Sort of.

Saints Nation: Video of Sean Payton Addressing North Texas College Football Team

Great speech from Sean Payton just yesterday. Man, I miss having him around. 

Wigan get first away at Saints

Franco Di Santo's classy strike put Wigan on course for victory at Southampton today as the newly-promoted side paid for their inability to find a way past Ali Al-Habsi. The Argentinian striker's second-half goal was followed up late on by an Arouna Kone effort as the Latics racked up their first points of the season at St Mary's. Southampton started their first home...
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