Saints-Bengals Preview

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PREVIEW
DECEMBER 5, 2010

TIME: 1 p.m., Sunday

PLACE:Paul Brown Stadium (FieldTurf)

TV: No live broadcast. In the Bengals home market only there is a 72-hour period when there is no charge for fans to access a game replay on NFL.com at the "NFL Game Rewind" tab or banner on the home page. Free viewing begins midnight Sunday-Monday and runs through midnight Wednesday-Thursday. The only time during that period the replay isn't available is during the ESPN Monday Night Football telecast on Dec. 6.

RADIO: Play-by-play man Brad Johansen and analyst Dave Lapham on "triple cast" on flagships 700-AM (WLW) 1530-AM (ESPN) and 102.7-FM WEBN on the 25-station Bengals radio network.

INJURIES CIN: DE Antwan Odom (wrist) to injured reserve. The secondary looks to be getting healthy. Starting LCBJohnathan Joseph (ankle) and CB backup Rico Murray (ankle) went full go Thursday and Friday for the first time since getting hurt Nov. 21. S Roy Williams (concussion) went full go all week for the first time since Nov. 21. All are probable. But backup CB Brandon Ghee (hamstring), also hurt Nov. 21, didn't practice all week and is doubtful. Starting LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) and starting DT Pat **Sims *(knee) were limited Wednesday and Thursday, but went full Friday and are probable.

NO: Starting RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) hasn't been active since Oct. 3, but he's back working this week. He was limited all week and is questionable.
» Complete Injury Report

THE SERIES
Bengals lead, 6-5; tied 3-3 in Cincinnati; Bengals lead 1-0 at PBS.

NOTEWORTHY
» The last time the Saints marched in turned out to be the last PBS game before Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis took over on Jan. 14, 2003. The 20-13 win over the Saints in the next-to-last game of the 2002 season knocked New Orleans out of the playoffs and prevented the Bengals from having their first winless home schedule.

» Saints QB Drew Brees holds the second biggest passing game ever against the Bengals with a 510-yard effort in New Orleans during the Bengals 31-16 win on Nov. 19, 2006.

» Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco had 190 yards receiving in that game, the third highest of his career.

» In a building named after Miami of Ohio graduate Paul Brown, the Saints bring four coaches who worked in the "Cradle of Coaches," including head coach Sean Payton. Payton worked in Oxford in 1994 and 1995.

» Bengals WR Terrell Owens is 135 yards away from joining Jerry Rice as the only players with 16,000 career receiving yards.

» The Saints have won four straight. The Bengals have lost eight straight. The last time Cincinnati lost nine straight was in 1998. The last time the Bengals beat the Saints at PBS in '02, it broke a six-game losing streak.

NFL RANKINGS CIN: 21st in scoring, 22nd in offense (25th rushing, 11th passing); 16th in defense (23rd rushing, 15th passing), tied for 22nd in turnover margin at minus-4.

NO: 9th in scoring, fourth in offense (24th rushing, 3rd passing), 7th in defense (15th rushing, third passing), tied for 19th in turnover margin at minus-3.

COACHESCIN: Marvin Lewis 58-64-1 regular season, 0-2 postseason in his eighth season; 1-0 vs. Saints.

NO: Sean Payton 43-27 in fifth season; 0-1 vs. Bengals and Lewis.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
» 15-14 - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis's December record
» 10-4 - Lewis's home December record
» 6-3 - Saints head coach Sean Payton's road December record
» 107- Rushing yards Bengals RB Clint Boling averages in December PBS games
» 190 - Receiving yards Bengals WR *Chad Ochocinco had in last game vs. Saints
» 170 - Yards Ochocinco has in last four games
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1 * Catches *Jermaine Gresham
needs to break Bengals rookie tight end record
» 61 *-Catches Gresham is on pace for this season
» *
55 *- ost catches by a Bengals tight end in last 28 seasons (
Tony McGee, 1995)
» *
518 *- AC rookie-best receiving yards by Bengals WR *Jordan Shipley
» 753 *- Shpley's season pace, fifth-best rookie season in Bengals history
» *
26 *- Gams Bengals have played against Super Bowl champs
» *
9-17
- Bengals record against Super Bowl champs
» 3-3 - Lewis's record vs. Super Bowl champs
» 1-2 - Super Bowl champs record at PBS
» 4-4 - Super Bowl champs record at Riverfront

THE WEATHER
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for a game-time temperature of 32 degrees that will feel like 21 with winds out of the north and west at about 14 miles per hour under mostly cloudy skies. There is a 20 percent chance of precipitation, but only a couple of flurries are predicted.

GAME DAY ENTERTAINMENT
» Gates: 'Toys for Tots' collection; U.S. Marines
» JungleZone: Band – 'Frankly Speaking'
» Honor Guard: U.S. Marines
» Anthem: Cheya Dixon Watkins
» Flyover: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base  
» Game Ball: Mars
» On-field Pregame: 'Toys for Tots' Check Presentation – Meijer
» On-field Pregame: Fireworks with Bengals Intro  
» On-field Pregame: Pepsi Captain of the Game
» Halftime: Pepsi Punt Pass and Kick
» On-field In-game: hhgregg Kickoff Kid

OPEN TIMES
» Parking Lots: 9 a.m. (4 hours prior)
» Will-Call: 9 a.m. (4 hours prior)
» JungleZone: 10 a.m. (3 hours prior)
» Gates: 11:30 a.m. (1.5 hours prior)
» Club Lounge: 11:30 a.m. (with Gates)
» Pro Shop: 11:30 a.m. (with Gates)

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