• Can Dolphins special teams make impact?

    Summary of 33 articles · Updated Oct 2, 2013
    There was not much the Dolphins did right in this game. The Dolphins did a couple things well in this game. Could special teams play a major role in Monday’s huge matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints "It’s huge," Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said. Indeed, I believe the Dolphins are still a good team. Key Play: Rookie nose tackle John Jenkins stuff Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas third-and-inches, and the Dolphins' No. 1 red-zone offense was held to a field goal. Whether it was two promising drives that only generated three points thanks to a poor play call and a Ryan Tannehill fumble or the defense’s inability to stop Drew Brees and the Saints’ passing attack on third and long, the Dolphins squandered most of their chances to make Monday night a competitive game. New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson catches a 14-yard reception in the first quarter as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Yeremiah Bell defends during the game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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      Saints running back Darren Sproles shreds Miami in a 38-17 win
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    • New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins: Scoring Summary

      How the teams scored in the Saints 38-17 win against the Miami Dolphins
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    • Game balls for the New Orleans Saints' 38-17 win over the Miami Dolphins

      The much-touted match-up between two 3-0 teams left no doubt about which is the superior team at this stage of the season, as New Orleans bombed the Dolphins with a relentless Brees-led aerial attack that the Dolphins simply couldn't match....
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    • Rapid Reaction: Saints 38, Dolphins 17

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    • New Orleans Saints defeat Miami Dolphins, 38-17, remain unbeaten

      Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 413 yards, four touchdowns in blowout win
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    • We're live from the Dome as the New Orleans Saints take on the Miami Dolphins

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    • MNF live blog: Dolphins at Saints

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