The Cincinnati Bengals moved to 3-3 and tied for first in the AFC North after defeating the Andy Dalton-led New Orleans Saints in a thrilling 30-26 victory. The Saints set the tone early scoring right out of the gate, but a Burrow to Mixon touchdown tied it up. However, Cincinnati struggled to find their identity as the Saints had their way on the ground mixing up Alvin Kamara, Taysom Hill, Mark Ingram, and using their receivers on end-arounds and other disguises.
They trailed for most of the game but took the lead in the 4th quarter after a big pass and catch between Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase that put them in front with just under 2 minutes to play.
Andy Dalton drove the Saints up to midfield but after taking a sack the Saints could not convert on 4th and 17 after taking a shot down the field to Callaway. The Cincinnati run defense had a lot of trouble in this matchup as the Saints totaled up well over 200 yards as a team on the ground. But ultimately they got stopped when they needed to down the stretch to be able to escape with a win
Burrow And Chase Lead Bengals
Joe Burrow easily had his best game this season. Throwing for 300 passing yards and totaling 4 touchdowns. One was a 19-yard rushing TD in the first half. Burrow played turnover-free football and had his connection with Chase on full display.
Ja’Marr Chase ended the day with 7 catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Also having his best game this season. This was Chase and Burrow’s first game back in the Caesars Superdome since the National Championship between LSU and Clemson where LSU came out victorious. They had a warm welcome from the Louisiana crowd when arriving Sunday afternoon.
Cincinnati now gets to head home after back-to-back road games and take on the Atlanta Falcons who have been extremely competitive in every single game they have played this season. The Falcons are coming off a double-digit win over the San Francisco 49ers. The matchup will kick off at 1 PM ET