Published: Sun, October 01, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Saints vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Week 4 Odds, Prediction

Saints vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Week 4 Odds, Prediction

Less than four months later the Saints returned to the same stadium and defeated Indianapolis 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV. New Orleans has played over the total in each of its last six games, thanks in part to Drew Brees' continued excellence (867 yards, six TDs, zero INTs) and in part to the Saints' continued struggles on defense (26 points allowed per game). Brees completed 30 of 39 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns. The Saints are averaging 96.7 yards rushing per game. "And that's really the thing that we've - first couple games, we did OK against pretty good backs and we got to get back to that, and it's not going to be easy".

Lawrence Timmons will make his Miami debut after serving a two-game suspension.

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Saints are 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, where Dolphins are 1-2. The Saints defense ranks 26th, allowing 4.6 yards per carry.

-The Saints took an unconventional approach to the trip to London. The plays created to quickly get the ball into his hands are mere extensions of the run game can cause defensive front to cover more ground sideline to sideline.

But three Dolphins players defied Trump and knelt during the anthem before the match at 2.30pm. That being said, it's never too late to make amends and come off as a strong team once more.


PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: SLB Lawrence Timmons: All eyes will be on the 10-year veteran. It was another classic Gus Frerotte vs Aaron Brooks quarterback battle where neither guy passed for more than 182 yards and produced one touchdown, two interceptions and a safety between them. He missed the team's opening game against the Chargers after leaving and not telling anyone where he was going. But whether that shows Sunday against New Orleans in London, well, that's why he's in the spotlight. Linebackers Kiko Alonso and Chase Allen are listed as questionable for Sunday's game. WR Michael Thomas led the team with 7 catches for 87 yards and a TD in Week 3. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake had sack last week.

"Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the National Football League, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities", Mr. Goodell said. QB Jay Cutler passed for 226 yards with a TD in his only game at Wembley (10/23/11 vs. TB with Chi.).

"I was able to do well a year ago, and obviously my name was able to grow", Ajayi said.

They should - but only if they followed the blueprint crafted by experts inside the organization, including Wayne Diesel, who is the team's director of sports performance.

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