The Saints practiced in Metairie Thursday. Coach Sean Payton said the team did some red zone install work... Some two minute stuff as well. And, Friday, the team will be shifting to game planning for the Houston Texans this coming Sunday.
The Texans are tough... Super Bowl contenders, in fact. The teams know each other well. Remember, the Saints beat these guys in a shootout 34-27 at the Superdome last preseason. It was the 4th game for the Saints, because they had played in that scrimmage known as the Hall of Fame game already to open the summer.
Technically, the Texans matchup was game three for both... Where the starters got stretched out. Both quarterbacks... Drew Brees and Matt Schaub looked crisp.
Of course, suspended coach Sean Payton was not there... he was serving his bounty suspension. But, he's been in this game three spot plenty before... and knows what to look for.