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Last game vs. Saints: 10/25/09 (Saints 46, Dolphins 34)
All-time record vs. Saints: 6-4 (last win: 10/30/05)
There was no good that came from Miami's last game against the Saints.
First off, since this matters, they couldn't be the team to derail a New Orleans undefeated run, which actually resulted in Greg Cote advising Dolphins fans to cheer for the Patriots (no, seriously) a few weeks later when Miami was only two games behind New England and would play them the following week. (I wrote about it too—here's the link).
Miami was winning 24-3 going into halftime with the Saints about to kick a field goal. Tony Sparano called a timeout to ice the kicker (when it was a 19-yard field goal), and the Saints decided to go for the touchdown instead, meaning it would be 24-10 at halftime (because the Saints with Drew Brees and Sean Payton can't outscore any team by 14 in a half, especially not a Dan Henning-led offense).
Keep this in mind, at the time, Sparano still had trust in South Florida: The Dolphins were defending AFC East champions and were 2-4 with Chad Henne about to hit his stride. Hell, Henne actually had a better game than Brees once you factor in turnovers (he threw one less interception) and nothing else.
This game was a mini-turning point in the Sparano era. Could the 2013 rematch be a turning point in the Philbin era?
Not really. Honestly, if the Dolphins are competitive in this game, I'll be happy. New Orleans, with Brees and Sean Payton, are just about unbeatable inside the Superdome. On a Monday Night? Forget about it, that's one of the most electric crowds, and for a team that will still be in their feeling out process, it will be a test—a test that I'm somewhat inclined to say they'll pass by holding their own without winning.
It's a game to look forward to, as well as the Dolphins' first prime-time game since October of 2011. Out of their out-of-conference games, it is the most intriguing as well, however, overall, I'd put it at No. 13.