NEW ORLEANS — Brian Hoyer sounded pleased about his first game as the Houston Texans’ designated starter.
Ryan Mallett, meanwhile, looked determined not to let his disappointment linger over his relegation to a backup role.
Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his three series on Sunday, and the Texans went on to a 27-13 preseason victory over the inconsistent and undisciplined New Orleans Saints.
“It’s good to come out and start the game and move the ball like we did,” Hoyer said. “That means what we are doing is moving the team in the right direction.”