Gus Kattengell’s Saints Report: Win Over Texans
The New Orleans Saints improved to 2-1 on Sunday, winning a shootout with the Houston Texans. The 40-33 win, as thrilling as it was seemed secondary, before, and after the game, however, thanks to former Saint Steve Gleason. Gleason, a retired former New Orleans Saints special teams captain who revealed that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rare terminal disease that damages the nerves that control voluntary muscle movement, served as the Saints' honorary captain Sunday against the Houston Texans at the Superdome.
Sunday marked the 5th anniversary of the reopening of the Dome, a game that saw the Saints beat the Falcons, but got started early with Gleason blocking an Atlanta punt in the games' opening possession, sending the sellout crowd into a tearful frenzy.
The Saints offense would find its rhythm in the second half, and tight end Jimmy Graham who had a touchdown in the game, says the offense definitely clicked better after halftime.
Bottom line it wasn't pretty defensively at times but in the locker room the team was proud of how the team fought for its second win of the season. Head Coach Sean Payton says there are Gamedays where you simply have to find a way to win.