Keep your eye on ...
1. A healthy Jeremy Shockey: In what had to be a very encouraging site for the Saints coaching staff, Shockey posted three catches for 61 yards and a touchdown in less than two quarters of work against the Bengals Saturday. Coach Sean Payton has to hope Shockey's performance -- in which he repeatedly beat defenders -- was a sign of things to come following a disappointing and injury-plagued 2008. A healthy Shockey would be a very scary thing for defenses this season.
2. The return of CB Antwaun Molden: The Texans' 2008 third-round draft pick, Molden was impressive as a rookie, but a fractured ankle cut his season short after 14 weeks. Molden has finally returned to practice after a long recovery and brings some relief to an ailing secondary. Coach Gary Kubiak will likely ease Molden back into the mix, but he could see some action againt the Saints.
3. The versatile Casey playing fullback: An injury to our on the fringe FB Boomer Grigsby likely means that rookie TE James Casey will be the Texans' primary run blocker going forward. With Grigsby likely out for at least four to five weeks, the Texans signed FB Jonathan Evans to take his roster spot. Kubiak said the signing shouldn't affect the amount of work for Casey, who will still work as a TE as well.