Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
The Miami Dolphins managed to win the first three games of the season with a subpar running game and weak pass blocking. But Monday night, both of those elements came back to haunt the Dolphins as Drew Brees and the New York Saints took the Fins apart in a 38-17 thumping.
Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he’s becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him when they had the chance seven years ago.
The last time the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints were on the field together, the Saints walked out of Sun Life Stadium with a shootout victory, 46-34. Most of the players on the Dolphins side have changed, as have the coaches. But will it be enough to overcome the Saints’ Drew Brees and the team’s vastly improved defense?
Jimmy Graham insists he isn’t miffed about his lack of a contract extension, even as his highlight-reel catches and gaudy statistics put him on track to be one of the best tight ends the NFL has seen.
The Dolphins are 3-0 for the first time in 11 years, winning close games and showing some offensive pizazz for a change thanks largely to Tannehill, who’s no longer overlooked in conversations about the remarkable rookie quarterback class of 2012.
After finishing with identical 7-9 records and outside the NFL playoff picture last season, the Dolphins and Saints have already improved their postseason chances heading into their week 4 showdown on Monday night.
When starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill takes the field each week; Miami Dolphins fans are watching something they haven’t seen in a long time, a rapidly improving signal-caller taking the team to the next level.
When Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, he may be looking at a defensive alignment designed specifically to get the most out of the dazzling athleticism many of the lineman possess.
Peyton is still here. He’s still active. Boy, is he active. And last night was more than dropping a double-nickel, like Jordan did against the Knicks on his comeback trail.