On a night in which the offense couldn’t get untracked the New Orleans Saints defense turned in a strong effort in a 16-9 preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night at NRG Stadium.

However the Saints offense once again turned the ball over 3 times in the loss. That’s 7 turnovers in 2 preseason games.

Up next for the black and gold the first home game of the preseason Friday night vs the Steelers.

Drew Brees and the rest of the starters are scheduled to play at least a half.