Darius Victor ran 3 yards for the only touchdown and New Orleans' defense stymied Houston.
Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees played five series in his first preseason action, the second of which ended with Wil Lutz's 26-yard field goal. The other four possessions yielded only two first downs. Brees completed 11 of 15 passes for 76 yards.
Adrian Peterson made his New Orleans debut and rushed six times for 15 yards. Texans quarterback Tom Savage completed 10 of 16 passes for 79 yards.
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