New Orleans Saints @ Cincinatti Bengals: A History Revisited


NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 19: Joe Horn #87 of The New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Superdome November 19, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Photo: Former Wide Recever Joe Horn Celebrates After A Long Touchdown Grab Against The Bengals In 2006. (Source: Yardbarker.com)

Every year we start the season the same way, as a Saints fan we dig our heels in and get ready for the first game and every game afterwards because of the electricity and excitement it raises in every fan.

Well this is only the second meeting between the New Orleans Saints and the Cincinnati Bengals since 2006 (Sean Payton era), the first one was held in the New Orleans Superdome in week 11 of the 2006 season during the Saints miracle run for the championship.

The Saints hosted the Bengals in week 11 following a week 10 road loss to the Pittsburg Steelers putting their record at 6-3 on the season.

The Bengals started the game with a 41 yard touchdown pass to receiver Chad Ochocinco to put the Bengals up by 7.

The Saints followed up with their own score courtesy of quarterback Drew Brees who threw a 72 yard strike to receiver Joe Horn to tye the game although Cincinnati quickly added a 21 yard field goal to close out the first half scoring going to go up by three.

Neither team could find any offense in the third quarter but things began to heat as the fourth got underway.

New Orleans drove down and kicked a 24 yard field goal by John Carney to make the score 10 – 10, but that’s when the momentum swung in the direction of the Bengals after quarterback Carson Palmer threw touchdown passes of 60 and 4 yards to Ochocinco.

Attempting a comeback late Brees threw an untimely interception to Cincinnati DB Ethan Kilmer, who ran it back for a touchdown, effictively placing the game out of reach.

The games final score came when QB Drew Brees threw a 27 touchdown yard touchdown to receiver Terrance Copper for the final play of the game, ending with a score 31 – 16 in favor of the Bengals.

If you witnessed the end of last weeks game between the Saints and the Dallas Cowboys, and last years game against the Washington Redskins, you will see that the diference is a team that never stops beleiving that it can win no matter how bad things may look.

Since that regular season game in 2006, there have been no regular season contest played between the Saints and Bengals, but they have played 3 preseason game’s all of which the Saints have won

It’s all about FINISHING STRONG NOW. Who Dat believes in them Saints WE DO!

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Tags: Carson Palmer Chad Ochocinco Cincinatti Bengals Drew Brees Joe Horn New Orleans Saints Terrance Copper

  • JEFFREY COLLINS

    It’s all about FINISHING STRONG NOW. Who Dat believes in them Saints WE DO!

  • C. Turner

    Awesome article. Mr. Campbell is obviously a Saints enthusiast. His knowledge and take on the Bengals/Saints game is great! Keep up the good work.

    • Paul Campbell

      I really appreciate the feedback on my article, this is going to be a great year for whodatdish.com and me personally. GEAUX SAINTS WHO DAT!!!!

  • M. Bigelow

    I thought the article was written by an avid Saints fan who knows what he’s talking about. I look forward to reading more articles like this one!