02 October, 2017
Less than four months later, the Saints returned to the same stadium and defeated Indianapolis 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV. Many Dolphins stood with arms locked before last week's game, while some players knelt and a number wore #ImWithKap T-shirts while warming up before the contest.
But the way the Dolphins have looked on offense, it's nearly enough to make one wistful for the Philbin era. That Miami drive ended with an easy red-zone interception Ken Crawley snagged from quarterback Jay Cutler's attempt to find Julius Thomas.
If you could forecast this week's results based on last week's play, both the Saints and the Dolphins could have stayed home this week and saved themselves a combined 7,000 mile journey.
Brees completed 29 of 41 passes and the Saints (2-2) shut down the Dolphins (1-2), forcing six punts. Brees and the passing game should enter this game confident after carving up a Carolina defense that hadn't allowed a touchdown in the previous two games and now Brees has his full complement of receivers. Saints beat Chargers in London in 2008.
Dolphins' linebacker Ray Maualuga (hamstring) and defensive lineman Jordan Phillips (ankle) are questionable. That's why he's been given days off the past couple of weeks. Timmons figures to make the run defense and pass defense better because he's a proven veteran. The biggest news from this contest was the improved play of the New Orleans defense.
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The Saints are 1-2, led by quarterback Drew Brees, who already has 76 completions for 867 yards. Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was left looking for answers to another tame offensive performance from a team who have scored just one touchdown in their last two matches, and that on the final play of a blowout loss to the New York Jets.
On the ground, Mark Ingram rushed for 56 yards in 14 carries while Alvin Kamara added 37 yards and two touchdowns in two attempts. Fullback John Kuhn was a surprising addition to the Saints' injury report after he was forced to sit out on Thursday with a bicep injury. We've just got to do our best at every level to try and make him a little bit more uncomfortable.
Cooks is now making big plays with the New England Patriots, so Snead's production should definitely increase as the rest of the season goes by.
Jacksonville opened as 4-point favorites, the first time it hasn't been a road dog since November 13, 2011, at winless Indianapolis.