Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans following their third preseason game against New Orleans:
The Texans' running game was a lot closer to what they expect from their offense on Sunday against the Saints. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle takes a look at how that worked in the Texans' third preseason game.
After a season on injured reserve, Texans kicker Randy Bullock is practically a rookie. Bullock has only missed one field goal this preseason and made all three of his attempts against the Saints. Dale Robertson of the Chronicle takes a look at his performance.
Though the Texans' young receivers have improved, veteran Andre Johnson is still the centerpiece of the Texans' passing game, writes Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press. Johnson showed Sunday afternoon that he can still make a major impact for Houston.
The Texans' offense played well, but fell short of the end zone too often, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. This was an issue last season, and continued to be one in the preseason.
Ben Tate is the best backup running back in the NFL, Culture Map's Chris Baldwin says. Baldwin writes that Tate was out to prove a point, and did.
The view from the other side: The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder takes a look at the Saints' afternoon and finds that while they showed a lot of positives at Reliant Stadium, they gave up big plays to Tate and Johnson.