For the first time since Jay Fiedler took snaps as the starting quarterback, the Miami Dolphins are 3-0. The upstart Fins are one of the NFL's biggest surprises through three weeks, despite an offseason that generated loads of optimism among fans and analysts alike.
Many Miami fans will undoubtedly feel rankled by the amount of surprise surrounding the team's perfect record, but the reality is that it was unexpected. Even my own glowing optimism has been dwarfed by the Dolphins' hot start.
However, the Dolphins prepare for their largest test in Week 4 when they travel to New Orleans for a Monday night showdown with the explosive Saints. Led by the perpetually fantastic Drew Brees, the Saints will likely challenge Miami's defense more than any of its previous three opponents have.
Miami's defense is good enough that the game shouldn't get out of hand, but the offense must have a strong game to keep up with Brees and his weapons. That could prove troublesome, given the Saints' new-found defensive acuity.
How will the Dolphins' offense perform when the pressure is on? We got a good glimpse at that answer during the game-winning drive against Atlanta in Week 3, and we'll get a much better view of the answer Monday night. Here are your full Week 4 offensive stat predictions for the Dolphins' starters.