Brian Flores’ team heads for the Big Easy. But the Miami Dolphins have a daunting task in defeating the treacherous New Orleans Saints.
It’s been a long time since respect has returned. Home page for 31-24 of last week victory over the New York Jets is the sixth win in a row for Miami Dolphins. And a team that has lost seven games in a row following a Week 1 win in New England, Brian Flores’ is now at the .500 mark.
That puts the ‘Fins back into the congested AFC playoffs. The team closes the season with road games in New Orleans and in Tennessee before holding Pats in Week 18.
But first things first. And that’s the trip to the Big Easy to face Sean Payton’s 7-7 lineup.
5. QB Tua Tagovailoa throws a six for the second game in a row
In his previous four games before Sunday’s win over the Jets, the Dolphins’ second-year signal caller Tua Tagovailoa has racked up a total of five points and been eliminated only once. That includes a relief role versus Raven in Week 10 and starting the next three weeks.
But last Sunday versus New York was a struggle. He connects with 60% less of his passes, throws for just 196 yards, and has as many touchdown passes (2) as his interceptions. And one of his picks was withdrawn for review.
The Saints tied for the NFL lead with 18 interceptions last season. They picked out 15 passes this year and returned two for touchdowns. They can add to that total on Monday night.
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