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Saints film room: Defense back to aggressive schemes, blitzes in blowout of Bengals

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

If you ask people who have worked alongside or played for Dennis Allen about the defining characteristics of his defense, they would respond by saying that he is aggressive, that he likes to blitz.

That was true when Allen was the defensive coordinator in Denver, as the head coach in Oakland, and currently as the New Orleans Saints’ defensive coordinator.

Well, at least until this season.

Outside of the season opener against Tampa Bay (the Saints blitzed on 28.5 percent of their snaps, per Sports Info Solutions) and a Week 8 game against the Minnesota Vikings (28.8), the defense...

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Snap counts: Cam Jordan gets light duty against the Bengals

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

Cam Jordan spent a lot of time watching the Saints play the Bengals on Sunday.

It was the result of a dominant performance.

The defensive end only played 53.5 percent of the defensive snaps, which was the lowest total of his career since at least his rookie year. Snap data for 2011 is not available.

The last time Jordan logged less than 80 percent of the snaps was last year's game against Buffalo, during which he was on the field 64.6 of the plays. New Orleans won that game, 47-10.

Overall, the defensive starters didn't play much. Alex Okafor (88 percent) and Eli Apple (86)...

The silliest numbers from Bengals' 51-14 loss to the Saints

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By: Chris Roling, Bengals Wire, USA TODAY Sports | WWLTV

It’s not enough to just look at the final score of 51-14 coming out of the Cincinnati Bengals’ embarrassing loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Not when the Bengals made some terrible history and the numbers are bad enough to justify someone losing a job. These are the most eye-popping numbers from the game.

21 vs. 40: The first is how many first downs the Saints had in the first half. The second, impressively, is how many plays it took.

7-of-12: The Saints’ third-down mark by the end of the game.

39:46: The Saints’ time of possession.

509: Total yardage tally for Saints.

10: The number of drives for each team.

9: The...

Mark Ingram looks like his old self in a big game against the Bengals

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By Luke Johnson, | The Times-Picayune

CINCINNATI — The Mark Ingram who caught a screen pass and rumbled 28 yards for a touchdown, the one who finished with more than 160 yards from scrimmage and tallied his first 100-yard rushing game in almost a year, that is the Mark Ingram the New Orleans Saints figured would arrive at some point this season.

It has taken a little time for Ingram to get back in the groove he was in last season, when he made the Pro Bowl after rushing for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. But then he served a four-game suspension earlier this season.

“You come back and you just haven't been doing it and there's really no way, unless you've been playing...

Saints are getting better each week, more confident with each win

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By Jeff Duncan, | The Times-Picayune

CINCINNATI -- Sean Payton and Drew Brees talk often about the eternal quest for a perfect game.

On Sunday, they nearly achieved it.

The New Orleans Saints weren’t perfect in their 51-14 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. But they were about as close as a team can get to fault-free football for four quarters in an NFL game.

This is what a near-perfect football game looks like:

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Saints' offense erupts with five first-half TDs in win vs. Bengals

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By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

CINCINNATI -- Bold prediction: The New Orleans Saints will keep their spot as the No. 1 team in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings this week.

The Saints (8-1) scored on each of their first nine possessions Sunday in a 51-14 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals. The only thing that stopped them was the clock. Backup QB Teddy Bridgewater started taking a knee after the two-minute warning.

Apparently the Saints' offense was just getting warmed up during the first half of the 2018 season.

They have now leapfrogged the Chiefs as the top-scoring team in the NFL this season (36.7 points per...

New Orleans Saints' scoring machine chews up the Cincinnati Bengals: Game recap, score, stats

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By Geoffrey C. Arnold | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Associated Press: Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes in the first half, moving ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career list, and the New Orleans Saints rolled to their eighth straight victory Sunday, 51-14 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brees led the Saints to touchdowns on all five first-half possessions with a nearly perfect performance - only two incompletions. His 17-yard TD to Michael Thomas with 2 seconds left in the half gave him 509 career touchdown passes, one more than Favre.

Up next: Peyton Manning's record 539...

Saints ride giant first half to a 51-14 win in Cincinnati

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By Luke Johnson, | The Times-Picayune

CINCINNATI — The first touchdown of many for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday (Nov. 11) was a piece of football art, a throw threaded through a tiny window, a sprawling catch secured by strong hands.

The brilliance put on display by Drew Brees and Michael Thomas on that play hinted at the greater things to come for the Saints in their 51-14 blowout victory. That play signaled that the Saints brought their best with them to Paul Brown Stadium, flawless execution that made anything seem possible on the field. Sunday, it felt like the...

Saints at Bengals: What went right, what went wrong

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By Josh Katzenstein, | The Times-Picayune

CINCINNATI — The New Orleans Saints are on a roll right now, and the Cincinnati Bengals became the latest victim on Sunday.

The Saints beat the Bengals, 51-14, at Paul Brown Stadium. New Orleans is now on an eight-game winning streak, and this was their biggest margin of victory this season.

Sunday’s win also gave the Saints (8-1) a two-game lead in the NFC South after the Panthers (6-3) lost to the Steelers on Thursday.

All of the Saints offensive stars had excellent performances. Drew Brees was 22 of 26 for 265 yards with four...

Saints Drew Brees Postgame after completing 88% of his passes vs Cincinnati Bengals

Three Brees TD passes, and two Kamara TD runs help extend Saints win streak to 8 games

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Drew Brees frustrated the Bengals defense with his pinpoint accuracy the entire contest. Alvin Kamara extended Cincinnati’s frustration on the ground, giving the Saints a 51-14 blowout win.

No. 9 went a sparkling 22-25 passing, with a 265 yards, and three touchdowns. Brees also leaped for a 1-yard touchdown run. Brees also passed Brett Favre on the career touchdown pass list ending with 509 passing touchdowns. He’s 30 TD passes behind Peyton Manning.

Kamara racked up two touchdown runs from four and one yard out.

Brees found Michael Thomas for...

Sean Payton Postgame after Saints rout the Cincinnati Bengals

Saints Postgame Show presented by Verizon: Week 10 at Bengals

Game recap: New Orleans Saints 51, Cincinnati Bengals 14

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Cincinnati – The New Orleans Saints rolled to their eighth consecutive victory Sunday, a 51-14 dismantling of the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Saints scored 35 points in the first half for the second consecutive week and then poured it on in the second. New Orleans is 8-1 and in firm control of the NFC South after Carolina’s loss Thursday night dropped the Panthers to 6-3. The Falcons lost to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and are 4-5. Tampa Bay (3-6) also lost.

Quarterback Drew Brees was sensational Sunday - 22 of 25 for 265 yards with three touchdown passes and a 1-yard touchdown dive. He moved into second place for career touchdowns with...

Saints dominate Bengals, but lose Terron Armstead

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By Darin Gantt | PFT

The only bad news for the Saints Sunday came in the form of a key injury.

Left tackle Terron Armstead left in the first half with a shoulder injury, and did not return. He was replaced by veteran Jermon Bushrod, but it didn’t really impact them in the short term, as they rolled the Bengals 51-14.

Armstead’s status will obviously be a major concern for the Saints offense as the competition improves (the Bengals did nothing to take away from thier status as the league’s worst defense).

Despite that, they easily rolled to their eighth straight win to improve to 8-1, making you wonder most how in the name of Fitzmagic they lost to the...


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