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Texans Corral Saints 13-10

The Houston Texans won for the first time, beating the New Orleans Saints 13-10 on Saturday night in the expansion team's second exhibition game. Kris Brown scored the winning points, hitting a 27-yard field midway through the third quarter. David Carr, the former Fresno State quarterback drafted first overall, was 9-of-14 for 95 yards as Houston's starters played the entire first half. He was sacked once and pressured frequently by the Saints' first-team defense. Jonathan Wells scored on a 1-yard run early in the third quarter to give the Texans a 10-7 lead. Houston got the ball on the 1 after a pass-interference call. Wells, a fourth-round draft pick from Ohio State, had 41 yards on three carries in the scoring drive, and finished with 50 yards on 10 attempts. He had only 19 yards on seven carries in Houston's loss to the New York Giants on Monday night in Canton, Ohio. Deuce McAllister, the running back who's supposed to make New Orleans fans forget Ricky Williams, gave the Saints a 7-0 lead with a 5-yard run midway through the second quarter.

McAllister, the Saints' No. 1 draft pick last season, moved into the starting spot after Williams was traded to Miami. In a quarter-and-a-half, McAllister had eight carries for 21 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards. Houston, the $700 million expansion team, cut it to 7-3 on Brown's 39-yard field goal with 27 seconds left in the first half. Saints kicker John Carney missed field-goals attempts from 35 and 44 yards in the first half, and rookie Jeff Reed connected from 29 yards late in the third quarter to tie it at 10. Michael Lewis, the former beer delivery man who made the team last year as a 30-year-old rookie only to be demoted to the practice squad for fumbling punts, had a big night for the Saints. Lewis, who never played college football, returned five punts for 34 yards, and four kicks for 117 yards. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. Mike Quinn played just over a quarter for Houston, completing 2 of 5 passes for 23 yards. New Orleans' Aaron Brooks played 1½ quarters as well, going 8-of-14 passes for 79 yards. Jake Delhome was 9-of-12 for 92 yards in about two quarters. Jeff Lewis played for New Orleans in the fourth quarter. His most memorable play was a fumble that turned the ball over to Houston on the 6, setting up the Texans' winning field goal.

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