The Miami Dolphins will be looking to erase last week's poor performance against the New York Jets when they take the field against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. With the early kickoff in London approaching quickly, let's examine what the experts are saying about this weekend's contest.
David Steele - Sporting News
Prediction: Dolphins win 28-24
It's a second straight game at London’s Wembley Stadium, and one that the Dolphins tried to have brought home to Miami after the hurricane postponed its opener. The Saints belatedly found their groove last week, albeit without much from Adrian Peterson again. The Dolphins misplaced their groove against the Jets, with their quarterback reverting to Bad Jay Cutler. The Saints' defense is capable of getting the Dolphins offense healthy.
Elliot Harrison - NFL.com
Prediction: Saints win 28-25
The key matchup will be Drew Brees and New Orleans' pass offense against Miami's secondary. Going to the other side, Dolphins coach Adam Gase sounded all sorts of pissed off this week about his own offense. The Jay Cutler acquisition has translated to an escape win and a blowout loss for Miami. In fairness, the veteran quarterback didn't play much in the preseason. While the Saints' defense would normally present easy pickings for an above-average quarterback, coordinator Dennis Allen's group looked terrific last week in Charlotte.
Chris Simms - Bleacher Report
Prediction: Saints win 34-27
The two most glaring weaknesses on the field when these two teams face off in London will be the secondaries. Therefore, the team with the better passing offense should be better equipped to exploit the matchup.
Now, Jay Cutler and the Dolphins can't be discounted. However, the Saints have a Hall of Fame quarterback in Brees and are getting Willie Snead—the team's most versatile receiver—and possibly offensive tackle Terron Armstead back this week. The Saints have the edge.
James Walker - ESPN
Prediction: Saints win 28-21
The Dolphins are allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete 79 percent of passes this season. Miami's pass coverage has been shaky, and that's not good facing future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. This game has the makings of a shootout, and the Saints' passing game is too dynamic for Miami to keep up.
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