Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/25/13
In what is coined the "Dress Rehearsal" game for NFL teams- this 3rd preseason game of the 2013 season still leaves some major things open for discussion for both teams.How will Arian Fosters injuries hinder his role in week 1?Will Drew Brees continue his offensive power week in and out now that Sean Payton has returned full time as head coach?Is the defense for Houston still one of the leagues best with JJ Watt and now a returning Brian Cushing?Some of these questions were put to the test today as well as several other items brought to light, even though the stars saw limited action if any. Houston went without Watt, Foster and suspended Antonio Smith. There were some nice plays by Saints rookie Kenny Stills and horrible tackling by Houston's Joe Mays who tried to strip the ball instead of a short gained tackle, which led to a 51 yard touchdown by Pierre Thomas. Not a lot is revealed in preseason games usually outside of coaches finding some missing links to either eliminate or add...
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