I had several teachers growing up who would tell my classes "It's not how you start, it's how you finish". For just about every player on the Saints roster, they must've had the same advice from their grade school teachers. Either that, or the Saints' coaches teach their players the same concept.
I say this because clearly the Saints played their best football as the game went on against Houston. It's a good thing because they likely would not have won if they had played as poorly throughout the game as they did in the inaugural moments of Sunday's clash of two great offenses.
My name isn't Sean Payton or Gregg Williams or Mickey Loomis but I do have some opinions about what I saw out of the Saints—though I must admit from the start that I was unable to watch the game in its entirety since it wasn't shown on the local CBS channel. However, I was able to see key moments of the game on NFL Red Zone—which my father and I just ordered and were ecstatic about just how amazing that channel is.
I also have taken some information from the part of the radio broadcast that I listened to on the way home from church Sunday morning. So most of this is shady information at best—as much of it is secondhand for all intents and purposes. Most of my opinions are based on just a handful of moments and plays that I saw live. I can only hope my observations are indicative of the truth from Sunday's game.