TE Jimmy Graham joked after last week’s win over the Bears that Drew Brees was never wrong. That looked to be the case late in the third quarter as Graham ran the wrong route allowing Texans S Danieal Manning to pick off a Brees offering.

TE Jimmy Graham joked after last week’s win over the Bears that Drew Brees was never wrong. That looked to be the case late in the third quarter as Graham ran the wrong route allowing Texans S Danieal Manning to pick off a Brees offering

T Zach Strief (knee) is the second starting offensive lineman to leave the game. Strief was down on the turf for a couple of minutes and had to be helped off the field by trainers. He was replaced by T Charles Brown. Brian De La Puente also left the game earlier with a knee injury.

T Zach Strief (knee) is the second starting offensive lineman to leave the game. Strief was down on the turf for a couple of minutes and had to be helped off the field by trainers. He was replaced by T Charles Brown. Brian De La Puente also left the game earlier with a knee injury

WR Devery Henderson has been the explosive-play threat all season in the passing game as he added another one with a 44-yard reception late in the second quarter. Henderson already has back-to-back 100-yard receiving games to start the season, including a 79-yard TD reception last week vs. the Bears.

WR Devery Henderson has been the explosive-play threat all season in the passing game as he added another one with a 44-yard reception late in the second quarter. Henderson already has back-to-back 100-yard receiving games to start the season, including a 79-yard TD reception last week vs. the Bears

Drew Brees made his first really poor throw of the season as he floated a pass to WR Devery Henderson. Texans CB Johnathan Joseph easily stepped in front to make the interception. It’s Brees’ first interception of the season and led to a Texans field goal.

Drew Brees made his first really poor throw of the season as he floated a pass to WR Devery Henderson. Texans CB Johnathan Joseph easily stepped in front to make the interception. It’s Brees’ first interception of the season and led to a Texans field goal

RB Darren Sproles continues to be a scoring weapon for the Saints as he struck again Sunday for a 30-yard TD run. Sproles is making a habit for huge plays for the Saints adding to his receiving TD against the Bears and punt return TD at Green Bay.

RB Darren Sproles continues to be a scoring weapon for the Saints as he struck again Sunday for a 30-yard TD run. Sproles is making a habit for huge plays for the Saints adding to his receiving TD against the Bears and punt return TD at Green Bay

Ex-Saint Gleason of blocked punt fame has ALS (The Canadian Press)

NEW ORLEANS – Steve Gleason may always be remembered most for his blocked punt on the night the Louisiana Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina — a play that stirred an already emotional crowd into a deafening, drink-spilling frenzy

Texans 16 @ Saints 10: Second Half Open Thread

Well, the performance by the Saints has not been pretty. Drew Brees is having a little bit of trouble as he’s thrown an interception to Johnathan Joseph. The Saints defense apparently doesn’t know the phrase “Cover Andre Johnson”. While Darren Sproles is putting the team on his back for the 2nd times in 3 weeks. ..

Texans vs. Saints: 5 Halftime Adjustments New Orleans Must Make

I was fully preparing to write a halftime report that had nothing to do with the Saints offense, as I expected Drew Brees to do his thing and pick apart the Texans’ D. Unfortunately for New Orleans, they are the ones being picked apart and not doing much better on offense in this first half. ..

Saints Hero Steve Gleason has ALS (SI.com)

Steve Gleason may always be remembered most for his blocked punt on the night the Louisiana Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina — a play that stirred an already emotional crowd into a deafening, drink-spilling frenzy.  The retired New Orleans Saints folk hero only hopes he can continue to lift people’s spirits ..