On the Texans' opening drive he dropped a 44-yarder inside the New Orleans' 5-yard line, and
In the second quarter, he crushed a 60-yarder from Houston's 20-yard line. There was no gain on the return, and the Saints were penalized for an illegal block above the waist, which meant they started their drive on their own 10-yard line.
Despite the sterling performance, and his 13 years in the NFL, Lechler said he entered the game with a touch of nerves.
"That's part of it," Lechler said. "I think when that nervousness leaves, it's time to start playing."
"It did feel strange," Lechler said. "It's kind of been a learning process this whole time on how everything has felt from day one. I couldn't be more happy than being here right now."
Lechler doesn't know yet if he'll punt Thursday against Dallas, and said that's a decision for Gary Kubiak.