New Orleans Saints vs Miami Dolphins
The new Orleans Saints (1-2) look to gain momentum Sunday in opposition to the Miami Dolphins (1-1) at Wimble Stadium in London, wherein the Dolphins are the targeted home crew.
The Saints dropped the first video games earlier than coming away with an outstanding 34-thirteen win over the Carolina Panthers in Week three, and a win Sunday could have the Saints at .500 heading to the Week 5 bye.
Right here are 3 key regions to reveal Sunday for the Saints:
Saints middle Max Anger and guards vs. Mandamus Suh
The Saints’ indoors offensive line had a good tune-up in Week 3 towards a robust Carolina Panthers shielding line, allowing simply one sack on the game.
Ultimate week’s showing ought to assist heading to Sunday’s game when the Saints will face a disruptive inside force in Dolphins protecting address Ndamukong Suh.
The 6-foot-four, 307-pound Such, who has 47 sacks on his embellished eight-yr profession, is one of the NFL’s uncommon interior protecting gamers capable of taking up a game and he excels in timing the snap cadence.
Center Max Unger, proper shield Larry Watford and Senior Kilometer, who should start every other recreation if the Saints keep Andrus Peat at left address, must manage such in the passing sport and now not allow him to penetrate inside the walking sport.
Dolphins’ wide receivers vs. Saints’ corner backs
Miami’s center huge receivers – Jarvis Landry, Dev enter Parker and Kenny Stills – are a massive part of the passing game, as the trio has blended for 37 catches for 375 yards and touchdowns.
The Saints’ pass protection had a good showing in Week three against a depleted Carolina receiving corps, however nonetheless rank close to the lowest of the league towards the pass (thirtieth).
Help is at the way, however.
Rookie cornerback Marston Baltimore returned to a full exercise Wednesday after no longer gambling in Week three while improving from a concussion suffered in Week.
Moreover, cornerback Ken Crawley stepped up in Week three with a strong effort, totaling nine tackles and two passes defense.
As a set in Week three, the Saints’ skip defense notched three interceptions and six skip breakups, all of which presents momentum for Sunday’s sport in opposition to a Miami passing offense currently ranked twenty first inside the league (210 yards in line with recreation).
Saints’ shielding ends vs. Dolphins’ offensive tackles
Jay Cutler remains a capable quarterback, but has proven all through his 12-year profession that he may be rattled to make mistakes, evidenced by 147 interceptions against 210 touchdown passes.
The Saints come off a game wherein shielding ends Cameron Jordan, Alex Orator, Hau’oli Kamahi and rookie Trey Hendrickson every had a sack and the quartet blended for five hits on mobile Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Miami has performed simply two games at the ordinary season; however the Dolphins have allowed 5 sacks on Cutler, who is a traditional pocket passer.
Additionally, Dolphins running again Jay Ajani is coping with a knee injury.
At the same time as Ajani installed a complete practice Thursday and Friday after not training Wednesday, the Saints have an opportunity to make the Dolphins a one-dimensional offense and pressure mistakes if Ajani is not powerful.