Oct 16, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;  Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) rushes against New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye (6) during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase lead Bengals’ rally past Saints

Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes as the visiting Cincinnati Bengals came from behind in the fourth quarter to defeat the New Orleans Saints 30-26 on Sunday afternoon.

Burrow completed 28 of 37 passes for 300 yards and connected with Ja’Marr Chase for two touchdowns in the second half as the Bengals (3-3) took the lead for the first time with 1:57 remaining.

Chase, a native of New Orleans, finished with seven catches for 132 yards.

Former Bengal Andy Dalton, making his third consecutive start in place of the injured Jameis Winston, passed for 162 yards and a touchdown for the Saints (2-4).

On the first possession of the second half, Wil Lutz kicked the third of his four field goals, a 37-yarder that gave New Orleans a 23-14 lead.

Burrow’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Chase trimmed the lead to 23-21 late in the third quarter.

Lutz kicked a 31-yard field goal and Evan McPherson answered with one from 52 yards that left the Saints with a 26-24 lead with 3:41 left.

On the first play after a New Orleans punt, Burrow and Chase connected on a 60-yard touchdown pass.

Dalton then brought the Saints to the Cincinnati 41, but they turned the ball over on downs.

In the first quarter, the Bengals’ Trent Taylor fumbled a punt that Adam Trautman recovered for the Saints at their 32. Three plays later, Dalton threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith for an early 7-0 lead.

Burrow’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mixon on third-and-goal to tie the score at the end of the first quarter.

Undrafted rookie Rashid Shaheed ran 44 yards for a touchdown on his first touch in the NFL to give the Saints a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Lutz’s 35-yard field goal widened the lead to 17-7.

Burrow scrambled for a 19-yard touchdown run on third and 8 to trim the lead to 17-14.

Lutz added a 30-yard field goal that gave New Orleans a 20-14 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media

Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton (14) gestures in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Saints 28-25. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

QB Andy Dalton to get third-straight start for Saints

The New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen named veteran backup quarterback Andy Dalton as the team’s starter for a third consecutive week as Jameis Winston continues to battle injuries.

Dalton, 34, has gone 1-1 as the Saints starter, throwing for 236 yards and a touchdown Oct. 2 in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on in London, then guiding a victory over the Seattle Seahawks last week with 187 yards, one TD and an interception.

Winston has struggled in recent weeks with back and ankle injuries. He did return to practice this week but has been listed as limited.

Sunday’s game will pit the Saints at home against Dalton’s former team, the Cincinnati Bengals. The TCU product was a second-round draft pick by the Bengals in 2011.

Over nine seasons at Cincinnati, Dalton was 78-70-2 as a starter, completing 62.3 percent of his passes with 228 touchdowns and 136 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and 2016.

Dalton is now with his third team in three seasons, playing for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021, one year after he saw time with the Chicago Bears. In 17 starts over the past three seasons, Dalton has gone 8-9.

Saints players who did not practice on Thursday included wide receivers Deonte Harty (foot), Jarvis Landry (ankle) and Michael Thomas (foot), as well as cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) and defensive end Payton Turner (chest).

–Field Level Media

Oct 9, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (7) celebrates a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Taysom Hill and Saints hold off Seahawks

Taysom Hill ran for three touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass as the host New Orleans Saints defeated the Seattle Seahawks 39-32 Sunday afternoon.

Hill rushed for 112 yards on nine carries, Alvin Kamara had 103 rushing yards and 91 receiving yards and Andy Dalton, making his second start in place of the injured Jameis Winston, passed for 187 yards and a touchdown as the Saints (2-3) ended a three-game losing streak.

Geno Smith passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, with Tyler Lockett catching two of them en route to 104 receiving yards for the Seahawks (2-3).

The Saints recovered a Seahawks fumble on the first possession of the third quarter and Dalton threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave, who suffered a concussion on the play and did not return.

A 54-yard screen pass to Kamara led to a 22-yard touchdown pass from Hill to Adam Trautman, increasing the lead to 31-19 at the end of the third quarter.

Seattle quickly responded with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Lockett to trim the lead to 31-25 with 14:08 left.

Kenneth Walker III, replacing an injured Rashaad Penny, ran 69 yards for a touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 32-31 lead with 6:54 left.

Three plays later, Hill broke free for a 60-yard touchdown run and Mark Ingram II added a two-point conversion run to give New Orleans a 39-32 lead with 5:22 left.

On the first possession of the game, the Saints drove to Wil Lutz’s 56-yard field goal.

The Seahawks responded with a 75-yard drive that ended with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Smith to D.K. Metcalf.

Jason Myers added a 56-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Hill’s 8-yard touchdown run tied the score early in the second quarter.

Later in the quarter Seattle’s Michael Dickson couldn’t get a punt off and two plays later Hill ran 9 yards for a touchdown to give New Orleans a 17-10 lead.

Myers’ 31-yard field goal and Smith’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Lockett gave Seattle a 19-17 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media