The New Orleans Saints extended their season-long win streak to five games, on Sunday, by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-30, but head coach Sean Payton said they were fortunate to do so. Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Head Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints watches a play from the sidelines during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Falcons defeated the Saints 27-24

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

Yes, the New Orleans Saints won. Yes, their five-game winning streak makes them as hot as any team in the NFL.

But there was nothing to celebrate Sunday.

What happened on the frozen field turf at Paul Brown Stadium wasn't good.