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The Bengals dismantled the Saints. The best play of the day for the saints was made by a fan in the front row throwing an elbow at a female Bengals fan. Congrats, you get to keep a ball that put your team down 20-3.

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Ouch. And the asshole won't give it up:

Bengals dominate the Saints | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals delivered a one-sided beatdown today in New Orleans, dominating all phases of the game and whipping the Saints, 27-10. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton bounced back nicely from his disastrous showing last week.

Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals defeat Kansas City Chiefs - ESPN
Sunday's 17-point win still doesn't tell us much about who the Bengals are. Remember, this is the same team that has confounded its fans the last six weeks by losing games in blowout fashion and eking by teams they ought to have destroyed. The only real conclusion we can draw is this: Inconsistency might very well be the Bengals' identity this season. But even in their inconsistency, the team has showed that it has the talent and overall makeup it takes to be a playoff-caliber club. They just have to have performances like this one a lot more often. For the first time since Week 3, the Bengals got a complete team win. All three phases didn't only perform well, but they dominated their opponents. The defense didn't allow Jimmy Graham to hurt it, the offense rode the running game and the special teams had timely plays as well. All of that, along with zero turnovers, equals a win.

Devon Still of Cincinnati Bengals meets Sean Payton of New Orleans Saints after win - ESPN

Devon Still was eager all last week to meet New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for the first time, and to personally thank him for being one of the first to assist in his fight against pediatric cancer. On Sunday afternoon, moments after Still's Cincinnati Bengals beat the Saints, the defensive tackle got his opportunity.

Cincinnati Bengals fan gets Jermaine Gresham TD ball stolen from her by neighboring New Orleans Saints fan - ESPN

As time expired at the end of the Cincinnati Bengals' 27-10 blowout win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Christa Barrett posed for photos near field level, holding a football. It wasn't THE football, but it was a football, nonetheless.

Drew Brees, Saints players talk about the loss to the Cincinnati Bengals

“We kept getting closer and closer. I believe that on fourth down, from my vantage point, it looked like it was obviously inside the 1-yard line. You’re trying to give them the illusion that you’re trying to hurry up and run one up the gut, get everyone committed there, then throw to the outside. I think maybe us hurrying up worked to our disadvantage because the guy is late making his way to the edge. He feels the flow coming out the backfield, so he’s able to run. Both guys were really covered we were throwing it to. You’re trying to get it (to) the fullback and maybe he sneaks in. Unfortunately we didn’t convert there. Obviously that was huge turning point in the game because we had an opportunity to (take the lead) by getting those points so we needed that.”

Cincinnati Bengals pound New Orleans Saints, 26-9 - NY Daily News

Andy Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career with a composed and ruthlessly efficient effort on the road. Completing 73 percent of his throws, Dalton had three touchdown passes, and the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the New Orleans Saints to a second straight loss, 27-10 on Sunday.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New Orleans Saints - Recap - November 16, 2014 - ESPN

Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green counted himself among the least surprised to see a pair of long Andy Dalton passes hit him in stride during a pivotal fourth-quarter drive against the New Orleans Saints. Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career with a composed, ruthlessly efficient performance, completing 73 percent of his throws for three touchdowns in a 27-10 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.