Final Analysis and Reaction

August 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Final Score: Houston 27 - New Orleans 14
The Saints played like they wanted to win the game, the Texans played better. 
Houston is looking to regain itself and to find its own identity. They brought in Wade Phillips to revamp the defense and what a change it has made. The Texans defense was all over the place tonight wreaking havoc for the Saints. Any passes made by the Saints were quickly swallowed up by the Texans' defensive backs (with a few exceptions). With 114 rushing yards total and 283 yards passing the Saints just could not keep up with the Texans high powered offense. 
When it comes down to X's and O's the Texans seem to have found themselves. They forced four turnovers in this game after forcing seven last week. They had a total of eight for all of the preseason last year.
Ben Tate is back and, assuming he stays healthy, will form a two-headed beast with Arian Foster. Tate finished with 95 rushing yards, 13 receiving yards, and a touchdown. He f...

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