CINCINNATI -- Drew Brees threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston with 31 seconds left, rallying the New Orleans Saints to their fifth consecutive victory, 34-30 over the self-destructive Cincinnati Bengals.
The Saints (9-3) trailed for the first time after newcomer Clint Stitser made a 47-yard field goal with 4:25 to go, putting the Bengals ahead 30-27.
Plenty of time for Brees to pull it out, with the help of yet another Bengals blunder.
Brees passed Archie Manning as the Saints' career passing leader earlier in the game. His 42-yarder to Robert Meacham drew New Orleans into field-goal range. On fourth-and-2 from the Cincinnati 7, the Saints lined up and tried to draw the Bengals offsides.
It worked. Bengals lineman Pat Sims jumped, giving the Saints a first down. Brees threw his second touchdown pass on the next play, sending Cincinnati (2-10) to its ninth consecutive loss.