Saints at Bengals, 1 p.m., Fox, 700, 1530, 102.7, 104.7
Drew Brees and Payton own a 119-79 record together, but have played the Bengals just three times, going 2-1 with a loss in the most recent meeting in 2014 and a claiming 34-30 win in their last trip to Paul Brown Stadium in 2010.
Payton spoketo media in Cincinnati on a conference call Wednesday. Here are five things he said about the matchup: 1. Preparing for a Green-less offense So much of the Bengals’ offense has gone through A.J. Green this season that Payton isn’t sure exactly what to expect from Cincinnati without Green. The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is out with a toe injury.
“We have to prepare for what we see on tape, the route combinations, the running game, all the things,” Payton said. “They do a really good job of giving you some oddball formations, some hurry-up.