Monday Night Football is here for the final game of Week 4 on the NFL schedule and this time the football gods smiled down on ESPN, as the 3-0 Miami Dolphins and the undefeated New Orleans Saints should be one of the best matchups on the docket.
The Saints are coming into the game hot after putting up 30 points last week against the Cardinals and the Dolphins are riding high after going 3-0 to start the season for the first time in years and now both teams have the chance to improve to 4-0. The NFL has a number of impressive undefeated teams through four games, including the Denver Broncos, who are playing better than anyone else in the league, especially Peyton Manning at quarterback. Drew Brees is looking to put up solid numbers on Monday night and he has six touchdown passes this season.
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The Monday night football schedule has some solid games over the next few weeks, as the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons will be playing in Week 5 before a nice offensive matchup between the Colts and the Chargers in San Diego. The Colts are coming off of a nice win over the Jaguars and the Chargers are looking good after a strong win against the Cowboys. The Week 7 matchup has the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants, who have combined for one win this season so far.
The Saints come into the game on Monday night with one of the best offensive units in the league, as the passing offense is averaging over 310 yards per game while the pass defense has been just as good by yards per game, ranking second with Rob Ryan in charge. The rushing game has been inconsistent so far, but the team has plenty of talent with Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram and they will need their backs to get going on Monday night to get a win.
The Dolphins offense has looked good, but it's not overpowering and the Saints defense can afford to give up some points, as Drew Brees can always be counted on to score for the team. This season he has not put up video game numbers, but he has been very solid and now he will face a daunting stretch that includes the Dolphins, followed by two road games against the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots, two teams that have one combined loss this season. Brees is usually very good in tough games and while the Bears and Pats have excellent defensive units, the Saints know they can count on their man.
The Saints have a bye week following those two games and then the team will play against the Bills at home for a stretch that includes three of four home games, including against Dallas and San Fran, while the road game is against the Jets in the early afternoon in Week 9. The Saints have a tough back stretch, including two straight road games against the two teams that made it to the NFC playoffs last season in the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The Seattle game is on Monday night and is a rematch from the postseason back a few years ago and playing at CenturyLink will be another tough test for the team.
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