Ryan Tannehill will have to show his team is the real deal when they visit the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, on Monday night football at 8:30 PM ET.
Both teams are 3-0, and a win will take either team into a good position inside their division.
“We have a special team,” said Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline. “Expectations will continue to rise, and high expectations bring out the best in you. We welcome it.”
The Dolphins have beaten the Browns, Colts and most recently the Falcons, which are the Saints number one rivals in the NFC South.
The Saints beat the Falcons in the opener, then won late in Tampa Bay, and finished last season blowing out the Cardinals.
“We know we’ve went against some talented quarterbacks already, but Drew Brees presents another tough challenge, but we’ll be up for it,” Miami cornerback Brent Grimes said.
The challenge for Miami goes both ways. The Saints are the 4th defense against the pass entering week 4, and that’s because of their blitzing packages.
“(Ryan’s) going to give you a variety of coverages,” Miami coach Joe Philbin said. “Our quarterbacks and receivers are going to have to be on the same page. And then he has a very good pressure package, so he’s a very good coach.”
The line has the Saints as 6.5 point favorites. The game total is at 48.5.
Miami is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games on the road. Also, the total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing Miami