Saints beat Bengals, 34-30


POSTED: Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:22pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 7:54pm

CINCINNATI (NBC33) - Drew Brees hit Marques Colston on a 3-yard touchdown pass with 31 seconds left in the game to help the Saints defeat the Bengals 34-30. Cincinnati took the lead for the first time when Clint Stitsers hit a 47-yard field goal with 4:25 remaining in the game.

Despite the cold and windy conditions, New Orleans was able to put up 436 total yards. Brees connected with eight different Saints players while throwing for 313 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, SI's Sportsman of the Year passed Archie Manning as the Saints all-time leading passer.

Running back Chris Ivory led the New Orleans rushing attack as he ran for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 carries.

The win makes it five straight for the black and gold. The Bengals (2-10), on the other hand, have now lost nine in a row.

The Saints still trail Atlanta by one game for first place in the NFC South.

The Saints (9-3) return home Sunday to face the St. Louis Rams at 3:05 p.m.

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