Saints right tackle Zach Streif, active despite missing time in practice during the week with a knee injury, left the game after sustaining a knee injury on the first play of the fourth quarter when a Dolphins defender fell on his legs.
The Saints are favored by three points to win this one. Michael Thomas did not take a knee against the Jets last week, but he was one of the Dolphins players that took a knee during every game in 2016. Since joining Saints, Brees has passed for 54,630 yards, 391 TDs, won 2010 Super Bowl.
"Probably the biggest challenge was just getting adjusted to the time the first day or two, but really, once you kind of got over here and got adjusted it has been like the normal work week", defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said. Snead had 72 catches for 895 yards and four touchdowns last season, but how quickly he is reintegrated into New Orleans' game plan remains to be seen.
Their last game was on September, 30, 2013, nearly four years to the day of Sunday's game. None of the carries resulted in a first down.
"Obviously those first two weeks weren't what we aspired to be, we played two real good teams, the Vikings and Patriots", Brees said.
Kamara is providing the kind of spark that Darren Sproles used to give the Saints offense, because while Mark Ingram can run screens and leak out, it's not his forte and he is certainly not elusive in open space.
New Orleans' drive failed when Will Lutz missed wide right on a 41-yard field goal.
With the lead, the Saints were finally able to roll with the running game.
Too many National Football League coaches are getting by with whatever they've got at quarterback.
Plenty went wrong against NY.
Last week the Dolphins narrowly avoided a shutout against the Jets. Both teams encouraged fans to follow suit. He has thrown for 867 yards and six touchdowns in three games, has been sacked just three times, and has yet to throw an interception.
The teams combined for 11 penalties and 5 punts. It also was the most rushing yards for New Orleans since racking up 209 against the Rams in Week 12 of last season.
The Saints are elated to have ended their losing streak while picking up a win within the division. Brees and the passing game should enter this game confident after carving up a Carolina defense that hadn't allowed a touchdown in the previous two games and now Brees has his full complement of receivers.
Head coach Adam Gase admitted after surviving the team's opener against the Chargers that the play calling was too conservative.
Travel tales: Ajayi and his teammates went through a light workout Friday after landing in London. That does not appear to be enough this time though.
Vaccaro told the New Orleans Advocate that he had planned to grow his charitable Kenny Vaccaro Foundation this year, but he had to put the agenda on hold after half of the members dropped him for sitting during the anthem. He also frequently comments on other teams in the NFL and in NCAA football.