The Saints won their preseason opener as they routed the Arizona Cardinals in NFL betting by a score of 24-10. The Texans also won in football betting last week as they defeated the Denver Broncos 19-16.
Football betting has the Saints number one offense and defense stronger than the Texans but the second and third strings look pretty even. The Saints have Drew Brees at quarterback according to football betting information and he is followed by Mark Brunell and Tyler Palko. The Texans start Matt Schaub at quarterback followed by Sage Rosenfels and Shane Boyd according to football betting experts. Football betting information shows that the Texans are without two offensive stars though as running back Ahman Green and wide receiver Andre Johnson are both out. Both players could be ready for the regular season according to NFL betting injury information. Houston was led last week by Rosenfels who threw for 137 yards and a touchdown according to football betting stats. Wide receiver David Anderson had 67 yards receiving with a TD according to NFL betting stats. Rookie Steve Slaton led the running back brigade with 37 yards according to NFL betting stats. The Houston defense was the story last week in football betting as they forced Denver to kick three field goals.
New Orleans was an easy football betting winner last week and they were led by third string quarterback Tyler Palko who threw for 144 yards and a TD. Running back Aaron Stecker continues to impact football betting as he oftentimes gets more playing time in the preseason than stars Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush. New tight end Jeremy Shockey did not play last week according to football betting information but could see time this week.
NFL week 2 odds will have the Saints favored since they are at home but the Texans have been a decent play in football betting with quarterback Rosenfels leading the charge in the 2nd and third quarters.