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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Looking back at New Orleans' victory

By Pat Yasinskas

A quick review of New Orleans’ 38-20 preseason victory against Houston on Saturday night.

Bradley Handwerger writes that the New Orleans offensive line bounced back nicely after a rough outing in the opener. Maybe a little bit of depth-chart shuffling by the coaching staff in practice last week started a fire under some guys who were off to slow starts.

Chase Daniel had a big game while getting extended playing time. Everyone assumed Patrick Ramsey would be the backup quarterback behind Drew Brees, but Daniel is making a case for that job.

There’s no question Sean Payton runs an offense that’s built around the passing game, but the running game looked very strong against the Texans.

The New Orleans defense, after a rough opener, looked a little more like it did last season. The Saints produced two turnovers.