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Game 4 Rapid Reaction: Dolphins vs. Saints

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Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Lofton Swings the Momentum

The Dolphins started their drive on the 9 yard line, and were moving the ball extremely well. That was until Lofton stripped Tannehill as he was scrambling. The strip he caused on this play would eventually set up a 7 play, 38 yard drive capped off by a ridiculous Jimmy Graham touchdown. This turnover allowed the Saints to go up 14-3. Curtis Lofton is playing some of his best football right now. Lofton would finish the night 2nd to Malcolm Jenkins in total tackles with 6, and Lofton also had a pass defense.

Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) celebrates an interception with teammate free safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) during the third quarter of their game against the Miami Dolphins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Jabari’s Interception Lets the Saints Go to Work Again

Greer read this play the entire way. This came with just under 2 minutes to play in the 2nd half, and rather than it be a 14-10 game going into the half with the Dolphins to get the 2nd half kickoff, it became a 21-10 Saints lead. Brees found Darren Sproles for a 13 yard touchdown, and if you saw it at home, you were wondering how that wasn’t a pick six going the other way.

Rob Ryan’s defense also got interceptions from Chris Carr and Will Herring. Tyrunn Walker, Junior Galette, Martez Wilson, and Cam Jordan had sacks on the night.