September 21, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.
With star quarterback Drew Brees resting his sore abdomen, Luke McCown started for New Orleans (2-0) and threw both of Graham's scores.
However, Graham's celebrations drew penalty flags, and coach Sean Payton appeared annoyed after the second one, barking in Graham's direction after the star tight end came to the sideline. Ryan Griffin also had two TD passes for New Orleans.
Titans starter Jake Locker was 8 of 11 for 75 yards and a TD to Justin Hunter. Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger passed for his first two TDs as a pro, but was also intercepted once as the Titans (1-1) turned the ball over five times.