Dolphins vs Saints 2013 NFL Week 4 Game Capsule

Marc Serota

The Miami Dolphins are visiting the New Orleans Saints tonight in the culminating game of the NFL's Week 4 schedule. Before we get to Monday Night Football's kickoff, we take a look at the game capsule for the match up.

MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-0) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-0)

SERIES

DOLPHINS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

6-4

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philbin: 0-0

Payton: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-23 vs. Falcons

W 31-7 vs. Cardinals

LAST GAME

10/25/09: Saints 46 at Dolphins 34. New Orleans overcomes 10-point 4th-quarter deficit with 2 rush TDs & 54-yard INT-TD by CB Tracy Porter. Saints S Darren Sharper adds INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/30/05: Dolphins 21, Saints 6. Miami QB Gus Frerotte hits WR Chris Chambers for 12-yard TD. Dolphins K Olindo Mare converts 4 FGs (37, 36, 41, 46) & DE Kevin Carter adds safety.

BROADCAST

ESPN (7:40 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Darren Sharper (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Mia.), 86 (NO). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Mia.), 86 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Tannehill: 71-107-827-4-2-94.3 (3C)

Brees: 81-127-1,021 (3L)-6 (T2C)-4-91.4

RUSHING

L. Miller: 32-134-4.2-1

P. Thomas: 25-100-4.0-0

RECEIVING

Hartline: 18-238-13.2-2

Graham (TE): 23 (T2C)-358 (3L)-15.6-4 (1C)

OFFENSE

319.3

404.3

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+2

DEFENSE

372.0

295.7 (2C)

SACKS

Wake: 2.5

Jordan: 3

INTs

Patterson: 2 (T2L)

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

Fields: 49.0 (3C)

Morstead: 47.4

KICKING

Sturgis (R): 26 (3C) (8/8 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Hartley: 28 (2C) (7/7 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Club has 78 MNF appearances, most all-time. Aim for 1st 4-0 start since 1995. Seek 3rd straight road win... In past 2 on road, QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 47 of 72 passes (65.3 pct.) for 591 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 94.2 rating. Has 105.1 4th qtr. rating, 3rd-best in AFC. Team is 8-1 when he has 90+ rating...In past 2, RB Lamar Miller is averaging 6 yards/carry (22 att., 131 yards). RB Daniel Thomas has rush TD in 2 of past 3...New Orleans native WR Mike Wallace has 3 TD rec. in 4 MNF games. In only meeting vs. NO, WR Brian Hartline had 3 rec. for 94 yards (31.3 avg.)...TE Charles Clay ranks 4th among NFL TEs with 203 rec. yards in '13. Rookie TE Dion Sims had 1st career rec. last week on GW 1-yard TD catch with :38 left... DE Cameron Wake has 8.5 sacks in past 5 vs. NFC...DT Randy Starks has 23.5 sacks with Mia., most by Dolphins DT...

SAINTS: QB Drew Brees has won 8 in row on MNF, completing 194 of 273 (71.1 pct.) for 2,467 yards with 24 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 120.6 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 34,592 yards & 250 TDs. Has 300+ pass yards in 8 games in row, 2nd longest streak all-time. Since 2008, is 31-11 (.738) at home with 13,232 pass yards (315 per game), 120 TDs, 37 INTs & 109.1 rating...Since 2011, RB Darren Sproles leads NFL RBs with 177 catches, 1,540 rec. yards & 14 rec. TDs...Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), TE Jimmy Graham leads NFL TEs with 219 catches & 2,808 yards. Leads NFC TEs with 27 TDs in span. In past 2, has 19 catches for 313 yards (156.5 per game) & 3 TDs. WR Marques Colston had 5 catches for 72 yards & TD in only meeting. Has 9 TDs in past 8 at home...After 1st Q, NO has allowed 14 points. DE Cameron Jordan had 2 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in past 2. Since 2006 (incl. playoffs), S Roman Harper has 18.5 sacks, most by DB.

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