Saints defeat Titans 31-24 in second preseason game

  // Saturday, 16 August 2014 01:01 //
BY LAWRENCE BARRECA| Special to The Advocate

Tight end Jimmy Graham scored two touchdowns and running back Mark Ingram found the end zone on a 23-yard reception as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Tennessee Titans 31-24 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night.

Graham was on the receiving end of two Luke McCown touchdown passes, one for 6 yards and the other for 19 yards. Graham performed his signature dunk over the goal post following both scores, getting flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Friday night had its own in-state quarterback rivalry, with both No. 3 quarterbacks coming from Louisiana colleges. Tennessee rookie Zach Mettenberger was a starter at LSU for two seasons, while Saints second-year quarterback Ryan Griffin started for Tulane from 2010-2012.

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