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NFL Week 10 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) vs. New Orleans Saints (7-1)

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Everything you need to know for when the Bengals host the Saints.

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The Bengals emerge from their bye week to host one of the NFL’s hottest teams in the Saints. If the Bengals wanted a chance to change the narrative around the team this season, a win this week would go a long way.

It would also help boost the Bengals’ playoff chances after the Steelers strengthened their hold of first place in the AFC North with a Thursday Night Football win over the Panthers.

Here is everything you need to know for when the Bengals host the Saints:

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) vs New Orleans Saints (7-1)

Date/Time: Nov. 11th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Streaming: Fubo TV

Series Leader: Bengals lead the all-time series 7-6

Streak: Bengals have won two of the past three

Coaches vs. Opponent: Marvin Lewis: (2-1) vs. Sean Payton (1-2)

TV Broadcast: The game will air on FOX-TV. In the Bengals’ home region, it will be carried by WXIX-TV (Ch. 19) in Cincinnati, WGRT-TV (Ch. 45) in Dayton, WDKY-TV (Ch. 56) in Lexington, and WTTE-TV (Ch. 28) in Columbus. Broadcasters are Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline reporter).

Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530; all sports) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). The game also will air nationally on Compass Media Networks. Broadcasters are Doug Gottlieb (play-by-play) and Brian Baldinger (analyst).

SB Nation Saints site: Canal Street Chronicles

Weather: Mid 40’s, Mostly Cloudy [NFL weather]

Odds: Bengals open as, +4.5 [Odds Shark]

Bengals Notes

  • Andy Dalton passed for 280 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 107.5 passer rating in Week 8. He has at least two touchdowns and no interceptions in two of his past three games. In his past two games against the NFC, Dalton has 617 pass yards (308.5 per game) with five touchdowns and one interception for a 108.6 rating. In his only career game against the Saints, Dalton completed 16 of 22 (72.7 percent) for 220 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 143.9 rating.
  • Joe Mixon had 123 rush yards and two touchdowns in Week 8. He has four touchdowns (three rushing and one receiving) in his past four games. He has over 100 scrimmage yards in two of his three career games against the NFC. Giovani Bernard has 523 scrimmage yards (104.6 per game) and five rushing touchdowns in his past five games against the NFC.
  • Tyler Boyd had a career-high 138 receiving yards with a touchdown catch in Week 8. He has three touchdown catches in his past three games. Boyd aims for his fourth in a row against the NFC with over 100 receiving yards. Boyd (620 receiving yards and five touchdowns) and A.J. Green (687 receiving yards and six touchdowns) are one of two pairs of NFL teammates (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce) with over 600 receiving yards and at least five touchdown catches each in 2018.
  • The Bengals had six sacks and four interceptions in Week 8. Rookie safety Jessie Bates had six tackles, two passes defended and an interception for a touchdowns in Week 8. He has at least 10 tackles in two of his past three games. Bates is one of two NFL players (Kiko Alonso) with at least 60 tackles and three interceptions in 2018. Carlos Dunlap had a forced fumble in the last meeting with the Saints. He had two sacks and three tackles for a loss in Week 8. Shawn Williams had an interception in Week 8. Linebacker Jordan Evans had a career-high 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks and an interception in Week 8.

Saints Notes

  • Drew Brees leads the NFL in completion percentage (76.3) and passer rating (120.6) in 2018. He passed for 346 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137 rating in Week 9. He has 22 career games with at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions, tied with Tom Brady (22) for most such games in NFL history. In four career games against the Bengals, Brees has 1,238 pass yards (309.5 per game) with seven touchdowns and four interceptions for a 107.8 rating. He aims for his fourth game in a row against the AFC with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating over 100.
  • Running back Alvin Kamara had 116 scrimmage yards (82 rushing and 34 receiving) and three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) last week. He has three games with at least three touchdowns in 2018, tied with Todd Gurley for the most in the NFL. In his past five games against the AFC, Kamara has 497 scrimmage yards (99.4 per game) and four touchdowns (two rushing and two receiving).
  • Wide receiver Michael Thomas had a franchise-record 211 receiving yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch, last week. He joined Wes Chandler and Torrance Small as the only players in New Orleans history with over 200 receiving yards in a single game. He has 38 catches for 449 yards (89.8 per game) and three touchdowns in five career road games against the AFC. Tight end Benjamin Watson aims for his third game in a row with a touchdown catch.
  • Defensive end Cameron Jordan has two sacks and four passed defended in his past three games against the AFC. He has six sacks, two forced fumbles and an interceptions in his past eight games on the road against the AFC. Linebacker Alex Anzalone had his first-career interception in Week 9. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has three sacks in his past four games. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore aims for his third in a row on the road with at least two passes defended. He has four passes defended and two fumble recoveries in his past five games.