New Orleans Saints complete late comeback to top Houston Texans

Staff reports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gets a play from the sideline before joining the huddle against the Chicago Bears.

The New Orleans Saints rallied with a team-record 23 fourth-quarter points to take a 40-33 win over the Houston Texans Sunday in the Superdome.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees led the charge as he threw three touchdowns on 31-of-44 passing with 370 yards. He also overcame his first two interceptions of the season.

New Orleans wide receiver Lance Moore had a career-high nine catches for 88 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown. He also scored on a pair of two-point conversions.

For the third straight game, running back Darren Sproles scored a touchdown for the Saints. He ran for 35 yards and caught six passes for 50 yards.

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game. He had four catches, including a 32-yard touchdown.

“You are encouraged when you win a game like that. Despite not playing your best football, you still find a way to win the game,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton. “We would be foolish to go in tomorrow and not look closely at the mistakes we made - players, coaches, everybody."

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton looks on from the sideline during his team's game against the Chicago Bears.