New Orleans 34, Cincinnati 30

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 5, 2010
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 3 10 7 14 34
Cincinnati 0 6 6 18 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 9-3 4-2 5-1 W5
Cincinnati 2-10 1-5 1-5 L9


Drew Brees threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston with 31 seconds left, lifting the New Orleans Saints to their fifth consecutive win, a 34-30 victory at Cincinnati on Sunday.

Trailing 30-27, the Saints lined up to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the 7, but before they had a chance to run a play, Brees drew the Bengals offside with a hard count to give New Orleans first-and-goal. He hit Colston one play later for the lead.

Brees passed for 313 yards on 24-of-29 passing with two touchdowns and an interception, and Chris Ivory rushed for 117 yards on 15 carries. Ivory scored on a 55-yard run in the second quarter and added a 1-yard touchdown run in the third.

Robert Meachem had three catches for 106 yards, including a 52-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter for New Orleans (9-3).

The Saints led 20-6 after Ivory's second touchdown capped an 11-play drive to open the third quarter, but the Bengals scored on four consecutive possessions to take a 30-27 lead on newly signed kicker Clint Stitser's 47-yard field goal with 4:25 left.

Cedric Benson was held to 49 yards on 19 carries, but he scored a pair of touchdowns, the second of which pulled the Bengals within 27-25 with 8:11 left, and Carson Palmer hit Jermaine Gresham on the ensuing two-point conversion to tie it.

The Bengals (2-10) have lost nine straight.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Cincinnati
Christopher Ivory Player Cedric Benson
15 Attempts 19
117 Yards 49
7.8 Avg Yards 2.6
2 Touchdowns 2
55 Long 7
New Orleans   Cincinnati
Robert Meachem Player Chad OchoCinco
3 Receptions 5
106 Yards 96
35.3 Avg Yards 19.2
1 Touchdowns 0
52 Long 33

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 436 146 290 4 2 0 3.0 1
Cincinnati 311 96 215 3 3 1 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Bengals have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Saints have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.