1:00 PM ET, December 5, 2010
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CINCINNATI -- Drew Brees isn't just a Super Bowl MVP. He's also a convincing actor with the game on the line.
A Nice Brees At The Top
With 313 passing yards Sunday, quarterback Drew Brees became the Saints' all-time leading passer.
|Pass Yards||Seasons in New Orleans|
• New Orleans won its fifth straight game and has scored at least 30 points in its last four games.
• The Saints have won nine games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1991-92.
• New Orleans RB Chris Ivory had a 55-yard rushing touchdown, the longest rush TD by the Saints since Deuce McAllister in 2003 (76 yards against the Eagles).
• The Bengals are 0-3 this season when scoring 30 points and have lost nine straight since starting the year 2-1.
• Cincinnati has its first 10-loss season since 2008, the only other 10-loss season under coach Marvin Lewis.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Saints RB Reggie Bush played his second game since returning from a broken right leg that sidelined him for eight games. He carried five times for 26 yards and caught three passes for no gain. ... RB Pierre Thomas missed his ninth straight game with a sprained left ankle. ... The Saints secured their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1991-92. ... New Orleans went 7-1 on the road last season. It's 5-1 on the road this year. ... The Bengals lost 10 straight games in 1993 and nine straight in 1998. The club record is 11 straight, including the last game of 1992 and the first 10 in '93. ... Jermaine Gresham set a Bengals record for catches by a rookie tight end with 47.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||8.2||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||3-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||8:49||Garrett Hartley 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yds, 4:21
|FG||13:07||Clint Stitser 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 42 yds, 7:08
|TD||12:11||Chris Ivory 55 Yard Run (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 68 yds, 1:01
|FG||9:45||Clint Stitser 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 50 yds, 2:21
|FG||0:17||Garrett Hartley 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 88 yds, 3:15
|TD||9:08||Chris Ivory 1 Yard Run (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 66 yds, 5:54
|TD||4:00||Terrell Owens 5 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Clint Stitser Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 60 yds, 5:12
|TD||13:42||Cedric Benson 1 Yard Run (Clint Stitser Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yds, 3:36
|TD||12:21||Robert Meachem 52 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 69 yds, 1:25
|TD||8:11||Cedric Benson 4 Yard Run (Carson Palmer Pass to Jermaine Gresham For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 59 yds, 4:05
|FG||4:30||Clint Stitser 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 15 yds, 1:38
|TD||0:34||Marques Colston 3 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 68 yds, 3:54