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8-1, 1st in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints released undrafted rookie safety J.T. Gray to make room for newly-signed WR Brandon Marshall. Gray earned a spot on the roster because of his special teams ability this year, but he has been a healthy inactive in recent weeks.

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13hFrancis Okupa, Special to KweséESPN

NFL Africa Zone: The 'It's spelled Amukamara, FYI' edition

The NFL's focus in week 10 was on results that went the way few expected (ahem, Patriots and Browns), but a number of Africans helped their teams stay on winning paths.

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Barnwell Show: NFC Picture with Will Brinson

Are you an NFC or an AFC person? In this episode, Bill and Will Brinson of CBS share their allegiances and take a look at the NFC playoff picture as it currently stands, including which teams are most likely to prevail in the South (3:55), West (31:02), East (43:30) and North (56:03).

Clark, Schefter have differing views on Saints (1:34)
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2dMike 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."

Saturday on Saints' play: 'It's really special to watch' (1:13)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees just video-bombed Ingram and Kamara's postgame talkback with Deion Sanders. When he was done, Ingram said, "You ever seen a GOAT on FaceTime before?!"

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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.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

New Saints CB Eli Apple intercepted his first pass since being traded from the Giants last month. And that led to another Saints trade acquisition — quarterback Teddy Bridgewater — entering the game with just under nine minutes remaining and the Saints leading 48-7.

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.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

One damper on the Saints' offensive outburst: Left tackle Terron Armstead has been declared out with a shoulder injury suffered in the first half. Armstead was evaluated on the sideline before jogging back to the locker room without his pads on. Armstead has been back to playing outstanding football this year after battling several injuries (including a shoulder) in recent years. It's unclear how long he may be sidelined. Veteran Jermon Bushrod replaced him in the lineup.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The rout is on. The Saints added a fifth touchdown on their fifth possession for a 35-7 halftime lead over the Bengals, thanks to a 78-yard interception return by safety Marcus Williams and a 17-yard TD pass from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas with two seconds remaining in the half. The Saints had time for only one shot at the end zone — and Brees and Thomas delivered. Thomas also threw up an "X" for Dez Bryant after his second TD catch of the game. Brees is now alone in second place all-time with 509 career TD passes, passing Brett Favre. For the day, Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards and three TDs.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Kamara now has 14 touchdowns through nine games this season after a 1-yard TD run. And the Saints offense is absolutely rolling with four TDs in four possessions as they've vaulted to a 28-7 lead at Cincinnati. Drew Brees is 17 of 19 for 197 yards and two TDs. Kamara has 79 yards from scrimmage, and RB Mark Ingram has 99.

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2dMike Triplett

Ingram leads Saints in throwing 'X' for ailing Dez

As promised, Saints running back Mark Ingram flashed Dez Bryant's trademark "X" symbol with his arms in the end zone after scoring a touchdown Sunday against the Bengals. Several other players followed suit in the Saints' 51-14 win.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Ingram threw up the X in honor of Dez Bryant after scoring on a beautifully-executed 28-yard screen pass (guard Andrus Peat pancaked someone well down the field). In the process, Brees tied Brett Favre for second place on the NFL's all-time passing TD list with 508. He still needs 32 more to pass Peyton Manning for first place.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' offense is off to yet another hot start. They scored a touchdown on their opening drive for the sixth time in nine games this season — a 15-play TD drive that ended with a beautiful 7-yard pass from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas. Thomas had four catches for 37 yards in the drive.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The last time the Saints were here in Cincinnati eight years ago, they did the unthinkable and drew the Bengals offside on fourth-and-2 while trailing 34-30 in the final minute. The play was called "No brainer freeze" and the Saints wound up winning 34-30. In fact, the home teams are 0-3 in this series during the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era. ... The weather shouldn't be too much of a factor today. It's about 40 degrees but sunny and not windy. Payton said he's actually more concerned with making sure the Saints get up for their first 1 p.m. start since Week 3.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LB Manti Te'o is a healthy inactive for the second straight week. Also inactive Sunday at Cincinnati: DE Marcus Davenport (toe), DL Mitchell Loewen, S J.T. Gray and offensive linemen Will Clapp, Michael Ola and Chaz Green.

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.

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3dAdam Schefter

Doctor says Bryant faces 'tough rehabilitation'

Dez Bryant's season-ending injury likely will cost him money next offseason, as no team is expected to pay the veteran receiver what he was hoping to make.

Team Stats

Passing Yards287.17th
Rushing Yards126.88th
Points For36.71st
Points Against25.8Tied-23rd