Three position groups of concern for Dolphins vs. Saints

Calvin Saunders
October 2, 2017

For them, "popping over the pond" was no obstacle. The Saints have won the last two meetings, prevailing 38-17 in 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and 46-34 in 2009 in what's now known as Land Shark Stadium. "This was a great opportunity to come here".

The New Orleans Saints defense, which allowed more than 1,000 yards and 65 points in the first two weeks, delivered perhaps the most unlikely shutout of the 2017 season - a 20-0 trouncing of the Miami Dolphins in London on Sunday. The Saints previously played in London in 2008, when they beat the Chargers 37-32 behind 339 passing yards and three touchdowns from Drew Brees. "My dad's a big Seattle Seahawks fan". However, not much changed in the team's next game against the Jets.

He does now. In fact, Wright helps run a podcast called "The UK Saints Podcast". They also sported replica Saints Super Bowl rings.

SNEAD'S AVAILAIBILITY: Saints receiver Willie Snead is eligible to play for the first time this season after serving a three-game suspension for a drunk driving arrest. We feel like he gets good work on Thursday. He literally wears his Saints devotion on his arm. Fantasy Tip: Saints' top WR Michael Thomas, who has 87 or more yards receiving in each of past two games, could feast on struggling Dolphins secondary.

The last thing they want is another road trip after being displaced by Hurricane Irma.

Jay Cutler wasn't a total mess last week against the Jets, but he was consistently off and that was a big factor in the offense being so choppy. New Orleans is now 1-2.

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"It's huge", Wright said of the NFL's popularity in England.

Not everyone was in on what the party was all about.

The Dolphins are well below that output now, a level of production that Gase probably figured was the absolute minimum standard for his National Football League coaching career, and even more so once he was in complete control of a team.

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes and the Saints (2-2) shut down the Dolphins (1-2), forcing six punts. "Regarding the issues of social injustice, I stand ready to offer our organizations, our players and our community meaningful support and resources to move from protest to solution", Benson said. "Whatever we need to get back to the standard of what we need to do on the ground, we need to get there". And all this on what was meant to be a glorious homecoming for the man who was born just 12 miles from Wembley. "I am frustrated", Ajayi said. Jordan did admit that he got lost one night on the "Tube" - Londoners term for the Underground subway system.

"Nobody cares", guard Jermon Bushrod said.

The player protests of police violence against people of color have divided the public over whether the pregame patriotic ceremony is the right moment to make a statement.

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