Week Four of the NFL regular season wraps up this evening with a matchup of two unbeaten teams. The Miami Dolphins will be facing off against the New Orleans Saints. The Dolphins are a surprising 3-0 while the Saints improved defense and the return of head coach Sean Payton have led to their early season success.
Saints QB Drew Brees is playing at high typical high level once again this season. He enters this game with eight consecutive 300-yard games. If he surpasses that mark again tonight, he will manage to tie his own record of nine straight games. History is on his side. Brees has won eight consecutive starts on Monday Night Football and averaged 310 yards per game in each of those contests.
While QB Ryan Tannehill has shown continued improvement for the Miami Dolphins, the offensive line play has been poor for the Dolphins. The lack of a legitimate rushing attack hinders the Dolphins as well. Miami is ranked 27th in rushing offense.
Miami will need to control the ball on offense, and manage long sustained drives in order to keep Drew Brees on the sidelines. The lack of a running game will hinder those plans this evening. New Orleans features the second ranked pass defense in the league and their defensive front should be able to harass Tannehill all evening.
I feel that Miami is currently one of those teams which is not as good as their record indicates. This is a team which some weakness and they will be exploited this evening by the Saints. It’s a vastly improved squad, but I just don’t like the idea of Ryan Tannehill winning an offensive battle against Drew Brees on the road.
New Orleans -7 49 O/U
Take New Orleans and give the points. Saints 34 Dolphins 20