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Take a look at Drew Brees' stats for this season, and you're not surprised by anything.
Brees is third in the NFL in passing yards behind only Peyton Manning and Aaron Rogers. You expect that.
Brees is tied for fourth in touchdowns with nine other quarterbacks (he has six), which will obviously even itself out as the season progresses.
The only shocking stat thus far this season is that Brees doesn't have the highest quarterback rating among the two quarterbacks in this game, as Ryan Tannehill is ninth with a 94.3 passer rating, while Brees comes in at 15th with a 91.4 passer rating.
This Saints passing offense is prolific, just as it has been ever since Sean Payton arrived with Drew Brees in New Orleans.
Now to quote Vine sensation King Bach: "yea, but that running game though..."
New Orleans is 24th in the NFL with 257 yards on the season. Sure, you could make the argument that the Dolphins are worse (yards-wise they are at 211), but while the Dolphins running game has potential for growth, the Saints running game isn't as big of a factor in their offense.
This hasn't ever really been the case for New Orleans. They simply don't run the ball very often. Because of this, I wouldn't have a problem with Paul Soliai taking a rest for this week to get ready for the Ravens (who do have a running game) the next week.
What does this have to do with the Dolphins? Well, part of what gave Miami a chance against Atlanta was their fourth quarter under-utilization of a running game that was tearing the Dolphins' defense to shreds.
In the fourth quarter the Falcons ran the ball six times out of the 20 plays ran (not counting a Jason Snelling 63-yard run that was called back by a holding penalty on Tony Gonzalez).
Six times out of 20: odds are had the Falcons ran it 10 times out of 20, more time would've come off the clock, giving Ryan Tannehill less time to attempt his come back.
What does this have to do with the Saints? Nothing, but at the same time everything. The Saints boast the same pass-first philosophy, which will net them plenty of yards against the Dolphins on Monday night.
But if they don't run the ball effectively against Miami, it will be for naught, because as we have seen with the Dolphins in the first three weeks of the season...