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New Orleans Saints 2017-18′ season preview with game by game predictions

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 27: The New Orleans Saints select Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State wth the 11th pick at the 2017 NFL Draft and he poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the 2017 NFL Draft Theater on April 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 08: Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) looks on during the NFL Football Wild Card Playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 8, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – JANUARY 08: Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) looks on during the NFL Football Wild Card Playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 8, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

The Saints come in desperately needing a win here. Perhaps, this may be the right week for the Saints to get away. The Miami Dolphins are one of the hardest teams to figure out. Nevertheless, the draft focused on upgrading their defense. The Dolphins took DE Charles Harris from Missouri, LB Raekmon Mcmillan, and CB Cordrea Tankersley. These picks will no doubt help the Dolphins defense for years to come.

However, it’s gonna take some time. The Dolphins are just not ready quite yet to take the step. Until Tom Brady starts looking his age, the Fins may have to play second fiddle for a little while longer. Regardless, this game won’t be easy for the Black and Gold. The Dolphins were a playoff team a year ago.

Furthermore, playing overseas is always sort of a crapshoot. Playing in another venue brings the unfamiliarity of being outside the United States. The winner of this game will be the one, that can overcome the distractions that come with the added intangibles. This game will end up being a defensive struggle. The Saints’ defense hit a turning point here forcing four turnovers.

The New Orleans Saints grind out a huge win.

Final: Saints 16 Dolphins 13

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