3 former New Orleans Saints that thrived in the NFL on Week 2

HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 20: Mark Ingram #21 of the Baltimore Ravens runs for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half at NRG Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 20: Mark Ingram #21 of the Baltimore Ravens runs for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half at NRG Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Brandin Cooks

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks, now on the Houston Texans, finally got it going. In a game where Texans’ No. 1 wide receiver Will Fuller had one carry for zero yards and no targets, Cooks was forced to step up.

It didn’t result in a win as they took yet another top NFC opponent, but the Texans did make a push at the end, cutting the game to just ten points before allowing the Ravens offense to continue scoring.

Cooks ended the game as Deshaun Watson’s favorite target, being targeted eight times and hauling in five receptions. He ended with a team-high 95 receiving yards as well, a 19 yards-per-target average.

With four 1,000-yard seasons to his name, two of which were with the Saints, Cooks is still playing at a high level.

After being traded from Los Angeles to Houston this offseason, Cooks has started to feel at home and is getting more comfortable with superstar quarterback Deshaun Watson. Cooks had just 20 yards in Week 1, so this was a major improvement for the veteran receiver.

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