Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints: Preseason Week 3 Live Score, Analysis

Will OsgoodAnalyst IAugust 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to throw the ball during the game against the Houston Texans at Louisiana Superdome on September 25, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Saturday night the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints played what had to have been the most exciting first half of preseason football in 2012. 

The Saints won 34-27.

Drew Brees finished with 179 yards passing and two touchdowns, while Matt Schaub was even better with 194 yards and a touchdown toss. 

The game had a little bit of everything, much like one of New Orleans' crazy playoff games of the past few years. 

Though this was a preseason game, both teams showed the kind of effort that could lead to a rematch in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in February. 

Of course that is a long time from now, and a lot has to go in favor of both teams for that to occur. 

But it is not wholly impossible. I don't think CBS would be disappointed if it took place, though.