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In a thrilling, seesaw battle, the New Orleans Saints came from behind twice in the fourth quarter for a 40-33 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at the Superdome. The victory marked the first time in the Coach Sean Payton-era that New Orleans had surmounted two fourth-quarter deficits, and the Saints showed their mettle in a variety of other ways, too.

Former Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason says he’s been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gleason’s decision to go public comes on the fifth anniversary of New Orleans’ emotional victory over Atlanta in the rebuilt Louisiana Superdome on Sept. 25, 2006

NO_Graham 27 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 9:30. Drive: 5 plays, 49 yards, 1:50. Key Plays: Manning fair catch of 70-yard kickoff at Houston 49; Brees 10 pass to Sproles; Ingram 3 run on 3rd-and-1. Houston 26, New Orleans 24.

Strief went down on New Orleans’ first drive of the second half and needed help getting to the sideline after trainers looked at his right knee. He was later carted to the locker room while the drive was winding up with Robert Meachem’s touchdown catch.

Saints postgame press conference Published: Sept. 25, 2011 at 07:13 p.m. | 1,039 Views08:09 – Saints react following game with Texans

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