Dolphins vs. Saints: 1st Quarter Quick Reaction for New Orleans

Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

We’re through one quarter from New Orleans on Monday Night Football and the Saints hold a 7-3 lead over the Miami Dolphins. Let’s take a quick look at how things are turning out for the Saints so far.


The Good

- Miami has no answer for Darren Sproles as a receiver. The Saints came in with a clear gameplan and it’s working in a big way.

- The defensive line is dominant and rookie John Jenkins is as impressive as it gets.


The Bad 

- The defense is having serious trouble stopping the run. Great job to hold Miami to a field goal, but more consistency against the run will dictate the pace of the game and how often the ball is in Drew Brees’ hands.

-Jimmy Graham has been quiet so far. May be because of the Dolphins defense, or simply the Saints being smart enough to use him as a decoy. Either way, Graham needs to be involved at some point.





Saints 7, Dolphins 3


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