New Orleans scored 23 fourth-quarter points to rally back from a nine-point deficit to defeat the Houston Texans, 40-33 Sunday at the Superdome.
Drew Brees passed for 370 yards and three touchdowns for the Saints (2-1), who trailed 26-17 before scoring touchdowns on three straight possessions. On the last two touchdowns, New Orleans converted two-point conversions.
Mark Ingram's 13-yard touchdown run with 2:47 left provided the Saints with the winning points, erasing what had been a 33-32 Texans lead.
Brees came out on top in a high-powered passing duel with Houston's Matt Schaub, who shredded the Saints defense for 373 yards on 22-for-38 passing. But Schaub threw his only interception in the fourth qaurter to set up a Saints touchdown and following Ingram's touchdown, he took a sack then threw a fourth-down incompletion to give the Saints the ball back. New Orleans then ran the clock out.
Houston controlled play early, but the Texans had to settle for four Neil Rackers field goals.