Dalton has TD pass on 1 drive as Saints fall to Texans 17-13

Dalton has TD pass on 1 drive as Saints fall to Texans 17-13

Published August 14, 2022
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“I saw a lot of things I really liked out there,” Allen said. “There are some things we’ve got to get cleaned up. The ball was on the ground too many times. We’ve got to get that aspect cleaned up, but I was pleased with the way the first units went in there and played. Offensively, we scored a touchdown, and defensively, we had two three-and-outs so that was encouraging. “

Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass on his only possession in his debut with New Orleans, but the Saints fell to the Texans 17-13 after a touchdown in the final minute in the preseason opener for both teams.

“He did a nice job moving us down the field,” Allen said. “I thought he operated in the pocket well. We did a couple of good things in the run game. Andy did a really good job of operating the offense.”

“It’s a start,” coach Lovie Smith said. “We didn’t have a lot of production when our one offense was out there, but we got what we wanted accomplished with him. He’s healthy going into Game 2.”