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Brees sharp as Saints topple Bengals

Aug 19, 2007 - 2:35 AM By Gary Schatz PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CINCINNATI (Ticker) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' offense are rounding into form.

Brees marched his offense straight down the field against a leaky Cincinnati Bengals defense on the first drive to spark the Saints to a 27-19 preseason victory Saturday night.

Brees completed all six of his passes for 55 yards before turning the offense over to 13-year veteran Jamie Martin.

Reggie Bush had four carries for 13 yards, including a 6-yard sprint following a fumble by Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, to stake the Saints to a 17-12 halftime lead.

Palmer played until the Bengals' first possession of the second half. He completed 5-of-11 passes for 41 yards. Rudi Johnson rushed for 15 yards on six carries.

The Bengals (0-2) were held to a three-and-out possession off the opening kickoff.

Brees then led the Saints (1-2) 69 yards in 10 plays. Veteran Deuce McAllister scored on an 8-yard run to cap the drive. He finished with three carries for 15 yards and had a 10-yard reception.

The Bengals could not take full advantage of four New Orleans fumbles - two by Martin after sacks - as they could manage just field goals of 51, 33,25 and 32 yards by Shayne Graham.

Leon Hall, Cincinnati's first-round pick out of Michigan, started at one corner and made a tackle for a loss on the Saints' first drive.

New Orleans' first-round selection, Robert Meacham from Tennessee, had just one reception for six yards.

Martin led the Saints on a 62-yard drive that ate up the last 4:30 of the third quarter. Martin completed four passes to 5-9 free agent Lance Moore out of Toledo. Moore had six catches for 70 yards.

Former Ohio State running back Antonio Pittman, the Saints' fourth-round pick, finished the drive with a 1-yard run.

The Bengals are in desperate need of a backup for Rudi Johnson. Chris Perry has a history of injuries and second-round pick Kenny Irons from Auburn is out for the season due to knee surgery.

One of the candidates to fill the role, Quincy Wilson, suffered a bruised chest in the third quarter and did not return.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ORLEANS 10 7 0 10 27
    CINCINNATI 3 9 0 7 19 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - TD, DEUCE MCALLISTER 8 YD RUN (OLINDO
    MARE KICK), 6:14. NEW ORLEANS 7-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 51 YD, 11:21. NEW
    ORLEANS 7-3
    NOR - FG, 48 YD, 13:38. NEW ORLEANS 10-3
    2ND QUARTER: NOR -

    Aug 18 10:34 PM


  • NFL
    TD CIN
    SKYLER GREEN 14 YD PASS FROM JEFF ROWE
    (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK)
    NEW ORLEANS 27
    CINCINNATI 19 0:02 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 10:32 PM
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    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 10:32 PM


  • NFL
    FG NOR
    OLINDO MARE 23 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 27
    CINCINNATI 12 1:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 10:22 PM


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    TD NOR
    ANTONIO PITTMAN 1 YD RUN
    (OLINDO MARE KICK)
    NEW ORLEANS 24
    CINCINNATI 12 14:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 9:46 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ORLEANS 10 7 0 17
    CINCINNATI 3 9 0 12 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - TD, DEUCE MCALLISTER 8 YD RUN (OLINDO
    MARE KICK), 6:14. NEW ORLEANS 7-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 51 YD, 11:21. NEW
    ORLEANS 7-3
    NOR - FG, 48 YD, 13:38. NEW ORLEANS 10-3
    2ND QUARTER

    Aug 18 9:44 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ORLEANS 10 7 17
    CINCINNATI 3 9 12 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - TD, DEUCE MCALLISTER 8 YD RUN (OLINDO
    MARE KICK), 6:14. NEW ORLEANS 7-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 51 YD, 11:21. NEW
    ORLEANS 7-3
    NOR - FG, 48 YD, 13:38. NEW ORLEANS 10-3
    2ND QUARTER: NO

    Aug 18 9:00 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 32 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 17
    CINCINNATI 12 0:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 8:58 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 25 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 17
    CINCINNATI 9 5:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 8:41 PM
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    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 8:35 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 33 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 17
    CINCINNATI 6 7:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 8:33 PM


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    TD NOR
    REGGIE BUSH 6 YD RUN
    (OLINDO MARE KICK)
    NEW ORLEANS 17
    CINCINNATI 3 12:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 8:19 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ORLEANS 10 10
    CINCINNATI 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - TD, DEUCE MCALLISTER 8 YD RUN (OLINDO
    MARE KICK), 6:14. NEW ORLEANS 7-0
    CIN - FG, SHAYNE GRAHAM 51 YD, 11:21. NEW
    ORLEANS 7-3
    NOR - FG, 48 YD, 13:38. NEW ORLEANS 10-3

    Aug 18 8:11 PM


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    FG NOR
    48 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 10
    CINCINNATI 3 1:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 8:07 PM


  • NFL
    FG CIN
    SHAYNE GRAHAM 51 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 7
    CINCINNATI 3 3:39 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 7:58 PM


  • NFL
    TD NOR
    DEUCE MCALLISTER 8 YD RUN
    (OLINDO MARE KICK)
    NEW ORLEANS 7
    CINCINNATI 0 8:46 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Saints vs. BengalsAug 18 7:45 PM