The Houston Texans handed the New Orleans Saints their first preseason loss, dropping the Saints, 27-14, on Saturday evening, at Reliant Stadium, in Houston, Texas.

Running back Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints is forced out of bounds by linebacker Xavier Adibi #52 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on August 20, 2011 in Houston, Texas.


The Associated Press, courtesy of, has the game story.