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Dalton, Gresham lead Bengals to bounce-back win over Saints 27-10

  • Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) crosses into the end zone on a touchdown reception as New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Ramon Humber (53) pursues in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) crosses into the end zone on a touchdown reception as New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Ramon Humber (53) pursues in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) fumbles into the end zone in front of New Orleans Saints defensive back A.J. Davis (20) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) fumbles into the end zone in front of New Orleans Saints defensive back A.J. Davis (20) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton complains to an official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton complains to an official in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)  (The Associated Press)

Andy Dalton rebounded from one of the worst outings of his career by passing for three touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals dropped the New Orleans Saints to a second straight loss, 27-10 on Sunday.

For Dalton, the game represented a dramatic reversal from a week ago, when he completed only 10 passes for 86 yards and had a passer rating of 2.0 in a 24-3 loss to Cleveland.

Against New Orleans (4-6), Dalton gave the Bengals (6-3-1) an early lead they never relinquished. He was 16 of 22 for 220 yards, did not throw an interception and finished with a passer rating of 143.9.

Two of Dalton's touchdown passes went to tight end Jermaine Gresham and the other to A.J. Green on a pinpoint 24-yard pass along the sideline.

Drew Brees passed for 255 yards and one TD to Kenny Stills.

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