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Brees sharp as Saints shut out Bengals

Aug 24, 2008 - 2:43 AM CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Drew Brees passed for 199 yards and a touchdown to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 13-0 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.

Brees started and played the first five series, completing 14-of-22 passes. He drove the Saints 55 yards on their first possession before Martin Gramatica opened the scoring with a 42-yard field goal.

New Orleans' next drive went 65 yards and finished in the end zone when Brees hit Ronnie Ghent with a 1-yard TD pass to push the lead to 10-0.

Bengals starter Carson Palmer completed 11-of-16 passes for 105 yards, but was sacked three times. He was taken down at the end of the second quarter by Kevin Kaesviharn and Bobby McCray and went into the locker room with a bloody nose and cut lip.

The Saints capped the scoring on Taylor Mehlhaff's 45-yard field goal with 2:48 left in the third quarter.

Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh each sat out with injuries and recently re-signed Chris Henry has yet to make his preseason debut for Cincinnati.

Robert Meachem and Lance Moore each caught four passes for New Orleans.








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    NEW ORLEANS AT CINCINNATI
    NOTE:

    Aug 23 10:23 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ORLEANS 10 0 3 13
    CINCINNATI 0 0 0 0 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - FG, MARTIN GRAMATICA 43 YD, 3:26.
    Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards in 3:26.
    NEW ORLEANS 3-0
    NOR - TD, RONNIE GHENT 1 YD PASS FROM DREW
    BREES (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK),
    8:57. Drive: 6 play

    Aug 23 9:49 PM


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    FG NOR
    TAYLOR MEHLHAFF 45 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 13
    CINCINNATI 0 2:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Saints 13, Bengals 0  3rd - 2:43Aug 23 9:40 PM
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    Saints 10, Bengals 0  3rd - 6:38Aug 23 9:35 PM


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    NEW ORLEANS 10
    CINCINNATI 0 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR
    NOR BALL ON NOR 20 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Aug 23 8:57 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NEW ORLEANS 10 10
    CINCINNATI 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NOR - FG, MARTIN GRAMATICA 43 YD, 3:26.
    Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards in 3:26.
    NEW ORLEANS 3-0
    NOR - TD, RONNIE GHENT 1 YD PASS FROM DREW
    BREES (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK),
    8:57. Drive: 6 play

    Aug 23 8:11 PM


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    TD NOR
    RONNIE GHENT 1 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES
    (MARTIN GRAMATICA KICK)
    NEW ORLEANS 10
    CINCINNATI 0 6:03 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Saints 10, Bengals 0  1st - 6:03Aug 23 8:02 PM


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    FG NOR
    MARTIN GRAMATICA 43 YD
    NEW ORLEANS 3
    CINCINNATI 0 11:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Saints 3, Bengals 0  1st - 11:34Aug 23 7:48 PM
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