NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints entered their game with Houston worried about the Oilers' rookie running back, Eddie George. They should have worried about Chris Chandler.
Chandler, who sat out last week's game and part of the previous one because of an injury, threw for three touchdowns in the Oilers' 31-14 victory over the Saints Sunday.
"They caught us off guard," New Orleans cornerback Mark McMillian said. "We knew they had a good running back in Eddie George and the quarterback was coming off an injury, so we thought they would try to run the ball."
By the time George scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter to give the Oilers (6-4) a 28-6 lead, he was the least of New Orleans' worries. George, who had 808 yards in his first nine games, had been held to 27, including six on the 78-yard scoring drive.