NFL Preseason Week 3 Game Recap: Houston Texans 17, New Orleans Saints 13

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The Houston Texans wrapped up their preseason with a 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud started the game for the Texans and finished 2-of-4 for 16 yards and a touchdown pass, his first score as a professional.

For New Orleans, it was legend Jimmy Graham grabbing the attention early on, as the 14-year veteran caught three passes for 34 yards, with his second-quarter touchdown reception marking his 57th score as a member of the Saints.

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Offensive spotlight: In a win for football nostalgia, Jimmy Graham‘s odds of making the Saints' 53-man roster seem high after tonight's performance. The longtime tight end caught three of his four targets for 34 yards, a touchdown and another first down, and he went 2-of-3 in contested situations.

Defensive spotlight: Cornerback Shaquill Griffin played 23 coverage snaps in the first half. He was targeted twice and allowed one catch for just 2 yards. He forced an incompletion on the other pass thrown into his coverage, finishing the day with an 80.0-plus PFF grade on first review.

Rookie spotlight: Saints defensive lineman Bryan Bresee had his most productive game as a member of the Saints, recording two hurries from 15 pass-rush snaps and winning two more reps that didn't result in pressure.

Box Score

Passing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
C.J. Stroud 4.6 2 / 4 16 4.0 1 0 0 100.0
Davis Mills 2.1 6 / 11 53 4.8 0 0 3 67.6
E.J. Perry 2.0 7 / 12 58 4.8 0 0 0 70.8
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Jake Haener 8.1 17 / 38 172 4.5 0 2 2 36.3
Jameis Winston 7.7 11 / 16 93 5.8 1 0 0 104.4
Rushing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Mike Boone 17.7 7 51 7.3 1 21 0
Larry Rountree III 4.5 10 31 3.1 0 7 0
Devin Singletary 3.9 7 22 3.1 0 9 0
Dameon Pierce 3.0 5 30 6.0 0 13 0
E.J. Perry 2.0 2 -3 -1.5 0 -1 0
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jake Haener 8.1 2 32 16.0 0 26 0
Ellis Merriweather 5.7 8 32 4.0 0 11 0
Kendre Miller 5.4 8 14 1.8 0 6 0
Shaquan Davis 3.3 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0
Adam Prentice 2.8 2 18 9.0 0 11 0
Receiving
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Mike Boone 17.7 4 4 26 6.5 6.5 0
Xavier Hutchinson 8.8 6 4 48 8.0 12.0 0
Nico Collins 7.3 2 1 3 1.5 3.0 1
Larry Rountree III 4.5 1 1 4 4.0 4.0 0
Devin Singletary 3.9 1 1 7 7.0 7.0 0
Adam Humphries 3.8 5 2 18 3.6 9.0 0
Dalton Schultz 2.3 1 1 13 13.0 13.0 0
Jordan Murray 1.8 1 1 8 8.0 8.0 0
Robert Woods 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Johnny Johnson III 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Jalen Camp 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Tank Dell 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Lucas Krull 20.6 15 7 106 7.1 15.1 0
Jimmy Graham 12.4 4 3 34 8.5 11.3 1
Jontre Kirklin 11.3 10 5 63 6.3 12.6 0
Ellis Merriweather 5.7 5 2 5 1.0 2.5 0
Kendre Miller 5.4 5 3 10 2.0 3.3 0
A.T. Perry 4.2 4 3 12 3.0 4.0 0
Kawaan Baker 3.7 3 2 17 5.7 8.5 0
Shaquan Davis 3.3 6 2 18 3.0 9.0 0
Adam Prentice 2.8 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0

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