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This, they say, is the one that counts.
The third preseason game is typically the one that teams treat as a dress rehearsal. The starters typically play longer, thereís more attention paid to the opponent and teams have most of everything installed by this point. In most cases, itís the closest thing to a real game you can get before real games are actually played.

Just donít expect it to be too real.

The Saints are using the week to get into more of a regular-season schedule and will stay in a hotel the night before the game, but they wonít spend too much time looking at the Texans and figuring out ways to beat them.

ďI donít know that from an Xís and Oís standpoint that there is more preparation for that game,Ē coach Sean Payton said. ďEverything out here is (still) Saints on Saints right now.Ē

Thatís probably a good thing. Houston and New Orleans meet again during the season, so it would be foolish to show too much and give away an edge that might be needed later. The teams donít want to become too familiar with each other.

The best thing the Saints can do at this point is use the week to find answers to the many lingering questions that still remain after two preseason contests.

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Old 08-30-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
 
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Re: Texans at Saints: what to watch for

JJ WATT and Clowney?
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JJ Watt, ok, good measuring for the o-line because pre-season or not he balls, but he's not going to take cheap shots at Drew.
Clowney, his sophomore year at SC was long ago. Time to put the hype away...
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Watch who needs to be cut. That's about it. Oh wait... That's Thursday.

You hear that Skymike... Thursday.
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I just want to see our guys looking sharp. A good clean performance by the starters.
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The Texans have taken two of the best pass rushing DE's in the draft and tried to turn them into OLB's. Didn't work with Williams and isn't going to work with Clowney.
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No injuries. Pass rush. WR battle/will someone step up. LB play. Kicking game.
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No injuries.
disagree, i keep hoping mcclown gets a leg
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