Comment: Monday Night. In New Orleans. Against the 3-0 Saints. The ingredients add up to the the highest degree-of-difficulty of any game on the schedule.
Prediction: Saints 38, Dolphins 17
Comment: Full disclosure, I am a New Orleans native. But I know first hand how tough it is to play in a hostile Superdome on a Monday night. On the field, the Dolphins fans will get a reminder of what could have been with Drew Brees.
Prediction: Saints 28, Dolphins 21
Comment: The Dolphins have too many injuries on defense to hound Drew Brees, whose high-octane offense can easily put up 30 points. This is a shootout Ryan Tannehill and Miami’s efficient offense won’t be able to win.
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Prediction: Saints 34, Dolphins 20
Comment: Simply put, the high-powered Saints are a better team and will be pumped for a prime-time game against the undefeated Dolphins. Saints QB Drew Brees has won his last eight starts on Monday night.
Prediction: Saints 24, Dolphins 21
Comment: Expect a close game. But also expect the Dolphins’ demons (sacks allowed, Tannehill’s fumbles, poor run defense, no running game) to cost them a victory.
Prediction: Saints 31, Dolphins 20
Comment: The Dolphins are limping into New Orleans and the Saints have the sort of passing game that, without much of a Miami pass rush, could pile up the yardage. Plus the Saints have one of the NFL’s most pronounced home-field advantages.