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A quick look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals as well as a preview of the their upcoming matchup this Sunday.

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Andy Lyons

CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-3-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-5)

SERIES

BENGALS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 6-6

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 1-1

Payton: 1-1

LAST WEEK

L 24-3 vs. Browns

L 27-24 (OT) vs. 49ers

LAST GAME

12/5/10: Saints 34 at Bengals 30. New Orleans RB Chris Ivory rushes for 117 yards & 2 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston catches game-winning TD with :31 remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/19/06: Bengals 31, Saints 16. Cincinnati WR Chad Johnson catches 6 passes for 190 yards & 3 TDs (41, 60, 4). Bengals defense records 3 INTs, including S Ethan Kilmer's 52-yard INT-TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132(Cin.), 85 (NO). XM: 85 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Dalton: 171-281-1960-8-9-78.0

Brees: 257-376-2816 (1C)-18 (T2C)-10-95.1

RUSHING

Hill (R): 86-404-4.7-5 (T3C)

Ingram: 115-551-4.8-6 (T3C)

RECEIVING

Sanu: 41-648-15.8-4

J. Graham (TE): 56-594-10.6-7

OFFENSE

339.8

435.0 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

0

-8

DEFENSE

391.9

366.0

SACKS

Dunlap: 4.5

Galette: 6

INTs

Iloka: 3

White: 2

PUNTING

Huber: 47.5 (3L)

Morstead: 45.8

KICKING

Nugent: 65 (20/20 PAT; 15/21 FG)

S. Graham: 69 (27/28 PAT; 14/15 FG)

The Bad

  • Andy Dalton has a 10-3-1 career record vs. NFC opponents, passing for 3,345 yards and 27 TDs, 12 INTs for a 98.3 QB rating.
  • In the the past six games, Giovani Bernard is averaging 85 scrimmage yards per game (515 total; 398 rush, 117 rec.) with five rush TDs. He aims for his third game in a row with a rush TD versus NFC opponents.
  • Jeremy Hill has 209 rushing yards and 2 TDs in the past two games.
  • A.J. Green has 460 receiving yards and 6 TDs in the past five games vs. NFC.
  • In past five games, Mohamed Sanu has 24 catches for 414 yards and 2 TDs. Aims for his fourth game in a row with a TD vs. NFC.
  • Emmanuel Lamur leads the team with 60 tackles.

The Good

  • Drew Brees has a 109.7 QB rating in three career meetings. In last home game vs. Cincinnati, he passed for a career-high 510 yards.
  • Mark Ingram aims for his fourth consecutive 100-yard rush game. In the past three games, he has 392 yards (130.7 per game) and 3 TDs.
  • Jimmy Graham has six TDs in the past three games vs. AFC opponents and aims for his fourth game in row with 2+ TDs. He has 14 TDs in the past 13 games at home.
  • Marques Colston had a TD catch in the last meeting against the Bengals.
  • In the last game vs. the Bengals (10/24/10 with Atlanta), Curtis Lofton had 2 forced fumbles and 7 tackles.
  • Junior Galette aims for his fourth game in a row vs. AFC opponents with a sack. He has 12 sacks in past 12 at home.
  • Cameron Jordan has 11 sacks in the past 11 games at home.

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