Oct 28, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) looks to throw against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Hebert:  Saints are better than the Bengals

Seth Dunlap
November 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
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The Saints put their seven game winning streak on the line Sunday on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Bobby Hebert says the Saints are the better team, but have to do the little things to win this game. “On the road you have to protect the football.  The Bengals are very opportunistic on defense,” said the Cajun Cannon.  

The Bengals have 10 interceptions.  While the numbers show Cincinnati’s defense is among the worst in the league, they are resourceful.  But, does that worry Hebert?  “We’re better than the Bengals, that’s just the truth,” Hebert added.  “The Saints should be able to run the ball against them or even pass the ball.  Cincinnati’s dead last in the league against the pass.”

On defense the Saints will be challenged by a really good rushing attack against the Bengals.  “It’s going to be a challenge for our run defense even though the Saints have the best run defense in the league.  They’re averaging over 4.5 yards a carry.  This is old school football, run the football and stop the run,” Hebert explained. A good plus for the Saints, the Bengals are without their top weapon in WR AJ Green, he’s out with a foot injury.

The Saints are favored by 4.5 points on the road.  “That tells me, if they were playing this game at home in the Superdome, the Saints would be favored by more than a touchdown.  I definitely see the Saints covering.  I look at the Saints winning not really by double digits, but for sure by a touchdown,” the Cannon said.

The Bengals are 5 and 3 and have given up more than 20 points in all but one game. 

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