The Saints nearly escaped relatively injury free.
But with 1:37 remaining, starting center Jonathan Goodwin was helped off the field with a knee contusion.
New Orleans also had a couple of scares on a second-quarter drive when starting cornerbacks Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer left with injuries.
Porter suffered an apparent stinger when teammate Darren Sharper hit him while trying to bring down receiver Roddy White. Three plays later, Greer left with an apparent lower leg injury.
Both players returned, though, on the next series.
Also, Saints receiver Lance Moore has a bruised shin.