Miami Dolphins v New Orleans Saints on TV?

Ross Houston
October 1, 2017

Don't blame quarterback Drew Brees, however. He has thrown for 867 yards and six touchdowns with zero interceptions so far.

Don't tell Jay Ajayi that playing in London is just another game. Dolphins cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Xavien Howard will be on burn alert in London. Timmons is also an upgrade in pass coverage, particularly in the nickel packages where Miami uses only two linebackers. The Saints have hit the over in all three games this season.

At the side of the pitch, the Dolphins' cheerleaders will be entertaining the fans.

"The biggest thing for me is intensity", said a forlorn Baltimore defensive co-ordinator Dean Pees.


Breakfast at Wembley Stadium - featuring the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins - kicks off off at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) Sunday.

New Orleans finally put a touchdown drive together, starting the third quarter with an 11-play, 77-yard march that took almost six minutes. Mark Ingram led the way with 14 carries for 56 yards.

Not sure how many effective personnel changes are available to him now, but it's got to get better for Sunday's London game against the Saints.

Sunday's game here against the New Orleans is the end of a long and winding road for the Dolphins.


"Obviously those first two weeks weren't what we aspired to be, we played two real good teams, the Vikings and Patriots", Brees said.

The schedule won't make it easier for Miami to bounce back from last week's 20-6 loss at the New York Jets. The Dolphins had a load of players listed as questionable such as Kenny Stills, John Denney and Alterraun Verner, but all of them are expected to play.

Gase had other choice words, saying he was exhausted of watching his offense and that it had been "garbage" for the entire two years he has been the coach.

Ajayi is the closest thing to a British star in the National Football League, even though he has spent most of his life in the U.S. Twitter has even produced a special emoji for the running back ahead of this game - available with hashtag JayTrain - and he will spend much of the weekend in the media spotlight. Ajayi once again missed practice leading up to this game. The Saints are averaging 96.7 yards rushing per game.


The Dolphins have struggled in coverage - quarterbacks have completed 79 percent of their passes against their defense. Miami has lost its past three games in which Ajayi failed to rush for at least 100 yards. LB Nate Stupar was a limited participant because of a hamstring injury. That was more than the 141 the team had gained on the ground in the first games against the Vikings and Patriots combined. The Dolphins don't want to become one-dimensional on offense and put everything on Cutler's plate, and Te'o can help make that happen by helping to contain Ajayi. "Today is the hardest part", quarterback Jay Cutler said.

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