Hello Fin nation
As we all know the Saints travel to Landshark Stadium on Sunday. When looking at the Saints schedule in the pre-season, I expected us to have 1-2 losses at this point in the season. Luckily we survived the first five games. Well, not only survive, but we looked great. Something we havent seen in New Orleans since......well, ever. But this game week 7 is a scary one. Miami is a great team and in my opinion is under-rated. 3 losses, yes, but the schedule doesnt tell the whole story. This is a +.500 team that has faced some great opponents and came out on the wrong end. Im pretty sure we all know the strategies for both sides. Saints: score early, force them to abandon the wildcat and pass on our hot secondary. Dolphins: keep the ball out of Brees' hands, run Ronnie run. With a RB tandem as lethal as Ricky and Ronnie, I cant help but be a little nervous. We havent faced that kind of talent yet this year. And the talent we have faced hasnt been used to the full potential since most teams have been playing from behind. As a die-hard Saints fan I cant say I think we're going to lose. The same way I dont expect a Fins fan to blatantly say y'all will lose. But I do expect this one to be one of our toughest, closest games of the year. The two most exciting offenses in the NFL will be on the same field and its going to be fun.
The key to the game for the Saints if forcing the Dolphins into 3rd and long and 2nd and long situations. Getting stops and getting the ball to our offense can win us the game.
The key to the game for the Dolphins is to keep the offense on the field as long as possible, and also put pressure on Brees when the Saints do have the ball. Force him to make perfect throws and hope for a mistake to capitalize on.
My prediction: Saints 35, Dolphins 24
Should be a great game. Who Dat?!