Gone but will never forgotten. R.I.P. Nate
- Aug 13, 1998
- Reaction score
- Anniston, AL
Ed Staton / BayouBuzz
The Saints are hoping to avoid another possible onslaught on Sunday when they host the offense-minded Cincinnati Bengals who have such weapons as quarterback Carson Palmer, wide receiver Chad Johnson and running back Rudi Johnson. The Saints are favored by 3 1/2 points.
After getting bashed for big plays last Sunday against the Steelers, the Saints defense must turn things around to improve their record 7-3. The Bengals are 4-5.
One of the reasons the Saints ranked 10th in total defense heading into the game with <st1:city w:st="on"><st1>Pittsburgh</st1></st1:city> was that they hadn´t given up a lot of back-breaking plays in their first eight games. But the Steelers got touchdown passes of 37 and 38 yards from Ben Roethlisberger and runs of 72 and 76 yards from Willie Parker and the New Orleans professionals gave up a season-high 467 yards.
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