Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A general view from mid-field following a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Did You Know?
- This will only be the 11th time the Saints & Dolphins meet (Dolphins lead the all-time series 6-4); and it’s the first time the Dolphins come to the Dome, to meet in the regular season at least, since 2005.
- The last time these two met was one of the most memorable games of the 2009 season. The Saints rallied from a deficit to eventually win 46-34. The game was famous for many plays: The Double ‘Reggie Bush’ Reverse Flying End Zone TD, Darren Sharper’s Pick 6, ‘Air Brees’, and a host of other memorable moments
- The Saints are 16-17 on Monday Night Football (first appearance was 9/25/72 against Kansas City)
- The Saints have won 9 out of the last 10 meetings on Monday Night Football. The last loss was 10/6/08 vs. Minnesota 30-27
Here’s the reality. It’s a brutal stretch for the Saints, when you look at the large scheme of things. Miami, Chicago, & New England are all currently (3-0), and Chicago & New England have a great chance of being 4-0 after it’s all over with.
You can’t overlook a team like this because of the other two big matchups ahead on the schedule. With the Dolphins having the same record, it definitely should have everyone’s attention. The Dolphins have knocked off the Browns, Colts, and Falcons. Arguably, these aren’t soft teams whatsoever.
It’s primetime, and the Saints are in a huge position. Coach has his team focused, and you can expect for the team to show up in full force. It won’t be a blowout, and I don’t think we hold the Dolphins to a low score.
Final Prediction: Saints 31, Dolphins 23