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5-4, 2nd in AFC North
Thomas not surprised Jackson landed with Bengals (0:44)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals make it official that Teryl Austin is no longer defensive coordinator. Marvin Lewis said in a statement: “I appreciate the hard work that Coach Austin has put into our football team, but I felt it best to make a change at this point in time, and I wish him the best. I will be coordinating the defense from here on out and I am excited to do that. This football team has a real chance to get back to playing winning football so we can compete for the playoffs, and that is our sole focus.”

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3dMike Triplett

Payton admits smashing locker room fire alarm

Sean Payton confirmed he smashed a fire alarm inside the New Orleans Saints' locker room before Sunday's victory at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium, saying, "I just needed the noise to stop."

Stephen A. loses it talking about Lewis, Bengals (1:48)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals safety Shawn Williams was asked last night if he still had confidence in the defensive play calling. He said: "Yes, I have confidence in what's being called, but...during the week, we've got to take ownership of the business. This is a business. When you go home after 5:00 or whatever time, it's still got to be football. It just can't be it after you leave the building. There's enough grey(?) and better teams coming that we've got to play and you've got to make sure that you're not putting yourself in a worse position than you're already in. So, you've got to fix all the grey and make sure we know exactly what to do and know how they're gonna attack us."

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Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes in the first half, moving ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career list, and the New Orleans Saints rolled to their eighth straight victory Sunday, 51-14 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The New Orleans Saints (-6) are now up 48-7 against the Bengals. Over 53.5 backers cash their tickets.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

In the last three games, the Bengals have given up 481, 551 and 576 yards. The Saints have 456 yards in the fourth quarter. The Bengals' defense is gunning for bad records. They are on pace to break the record for most yards allowed in a season.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

This is an embarrassing performance by the Bengals, who trail the Saints 35-7 in the first half. The Saints scored on every possession and picked off Andy Dalton. This defense was already on pace to allow the most yards ever in a season, and the Saints already have 311 yards of offense. This looks like a copy of the blowout loss to the Chiefs.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have no surprise inactives, as they're all injured players. John Ross, Alex Erickson, Vincent Rey, Jordan Evans and Trey Hopkins are listed as starters with A.J. Green, Darqueze Dennard, Vontaze Burfict, Nick Vigil, Alex Redmond, Josh Malone and Tyler Kroft out. Giovani Bernard is active,

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are 10-1 ATS with eight outright wins in their past 11 games as a home underdog. Cincinnati is currently a six-point 'dog against New Orleans.

Young: 'Saints are starting to feel like the Patriots' (0:44)
Saints face Bengals in 'trap game' (0:48)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Malone and Alex Redmond were both limited in Thursday's practice with hamstring issues. Giovani Bernard and CJ Uzomah were also limited. Vontaze Burfict, Darqueze Dennard, A.J. Green, Tyler Kroft and Nick Vigil didn't practice. Clint Boling, Billy Price and John Ross were full participants.

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7dKatherine Terrell

Who will step up for Bengals with A.J. Green out?

Tyler Boyd is the logical choice to pick up some of A.J. Green's slack, but few of the Bengals' other options, including John Ross, have done much.

Team Stats

Passing Yards242.9
Rushing Yards94.7
Points For26.1
Points Against32.0