Dolphins vs. Saints: Takeaways from Miami's 38-17 Loss in New Orleans

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Dolphins vs. Saints: Takeaways from Miami's 38-17 Loss in New Orleans
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The New Orleans Saints thoroughly defeated the Miami Dolphins in a 38-17 rout in front of their home crowd on Monday Night Football.

In this presentation, we will run through the main takeaways from Miami's discouraging defeat.

The Dolphins loss comes on the heels of three consecutive victories, two of which came on the road against the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts. The resulting 3-1 record puts the team one game behind the unbeaten New England Patriots in the race for the AFC East division title.

The game started fast for the Saints, as they quickly drove down the field for a touchdown on the first possession of the ball game. The Dolphins were only able to answer back with a field goal.

Miami managed to cut the deficit to 14-10, but an ill-timed interception thrown by quarterback Ryan Tannehill gave the Saints a short field. Brees connected on another TD pass, giving New Orleans a 21-10 halftime lead.

That advantage only widened during the second half, as the Dolphins struggled to generate offense, while the Saints continued to punch the football into the end zone.

Eventually, with the scoreboard working heavily against it, the Dolphins offense buckled under the pressure, giving up sacks and the ball to the Saints defense.

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