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NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals 30, New Orleans Saints 26

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter during an NFL Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Cincinnati Bengals At New Orleans Saints Oct 16 022

In a battle of two 2-3 teams, the Cincinnati Bengals came away from New Orleans with a 30-26 win over the Saints in Week 6.

Offensive spotlight: In a game that bore a closer resemblance to his performances last season, Joe Burrow completed 28-of-37 attempts for 300 yards and three touchdown passes. He averaged 8.1 yards per attempt, and three of his passes were dropped by his receivers.

Defensive spotlight: Saints cornerback Paulson Adebo has been targeted early and often this season, and the ball came his way 11 times in this game. He allowed eight catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Rookie spotlight: Saints rookie receiver Rashid Shaheed played nine snaps on offense and showcased elite speed and quickness with the ball in his hands. He drew one target, but his big play was a 44-yard carry where he made multiple defenders miss on his way to the end zone.

Offensive line spotlight: Bengals left tackle Jonah Williams had an ugly day in pass protection for the Bengals, surrendering multiple pressures and several more pass-protection losses that didn’t get a chance to become pressure. Cincinnati’s line was better overall, but they are still prone to bad lapses.

Box Score

Passing
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Joe Burrow 35.5 28 / 37 300 8.1 3 0 3 126
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Andy Dalton 10.5 17 / 32 162 5.1 1 0 1 77.9
Taysom Hill 4.5 2 / 4 16 4.0 0 0 0 60.4
Rushing
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Joe Burrow 35.5 4 25 6.2 1 19
Joe Mixon 16.8 8 45 5.6 0 10
Samaje Perine 3.6 2 5 2.5 0 5
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Alvin Kamara 18.4 19 99 5.2 0 24
Rashid Shaheed 10.4 1 44 44.0 1 44
Mark Ingram II 6.7 9 46 5.1 0 14
Taysom Hill 4.5 5 39 7.8 0 31
Receiving
Cincinnati Bengals
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Ja'Marr Chase 35.2 10 7 132 13.2 2 60
Joe Mixon 16.8 5 4 23 4.6 1 9
Tyler Boyd 12.6 6 6 66 11.0 0 21
Tee Higgins 10.7 10 6 47 4.7 0 13
Hayden Hurst 5.1 3 3 21 7.0 0 9
Samaje Perine 3.6 2 2 11 5.5 0 9
New Orleans Saints
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Alvin Kamara 18.4 9 6 25 2.8 0 9
Tre'Quan Smith 13.3 3 3 43 14.3 1 18
Rashid Shaheed 10.4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Juwan Johnson 8.1 6 4 41 6.8 0 20
Mark Ingram II 6.7 2 1 11 5.5 0 11
Marquez Callaway 6.6 7 3 36 5.1 0 20
Keith Kirkwood 2.4 1 1 14 14.0 0 14
Adam Trautman 1.8 1 1 8 8.0 0 8
Kevin White 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0

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