Saints vs Bengals Final: 34-30 - Recap
Drew Brees's 313-yard performance through the air was the key in New Orleans's 34-30 win over Cincinnati on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Saints earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 45.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Christopher Ivory rushed for 117 yards, while Reggie Bush added 26 yards in the win. Robert Meachem and Jimmy Graham added 106 and 72 receiving yards respectively.
Cedric Benson rushed for 49 yards for Cincinnati, while Bernard Scott added 43 yards. Carson Palmer threw for 249 yards for the Bengals, while receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens had 96 and 47 yards respectively.
New Orleans outgained Cincinnati 436-311 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-19 by the Bengals.
The time of possession battle favored Cincinnati as their offense was on the field for 32:33, longer than the 27:27 of their opponents.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Rams. The Bengals will aim to get back on the winning track at Pittsburgh.