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Dolphins-Saints Capsule

MIAMI (3-0) at NEW ORLEANS (3-0)

8:40 p.m. EDT, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Saints by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 3-0, New Orleans 2-1

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 6-4

LAST MEETING — Saints beat Dolphins 46-34, Oct. 25, 2009

LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Falcons 27-23; Saints beat Cardinals 31-7

AP PRO32 RANKING — Dolphins No. 7, Saints No. 4

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (28), PASS (14)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (20)

SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (24), PASS (4)

SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (20), PASS (4)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Dolphins seeking first 4-0 start since 1995 in what will be franchise's NFL-high 79th appearance on Monday night. ... Miami RB Lamar Miller has averaged 6 yards per carry during his last two games (131 yards on 22 carries). ... Dolphins TE Charles Clay's 203 yards receiving ranks fourth among TEs. ... DE Cameron Wake has 8 1/2 sacks in past five games against NFC teams. ... Dolphins rookie K Caleb Sturgis is 6 for 6 on field goals, including 3 of 3 from between 40-49 yards, and 2 of 2 from 50 yards or longer. ... Dolphins WR Mike Wallace, New Orleans native, has 12 catches for 152 yards, one TD this season. Wallace is close friends with Saints CB Keenan Lewis, former high school (O.P. Walker) and NFL (Pittsburgh) teammate who had his first INT of season last week. ... QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 66.4 percent of passes for 827 yards, four TDs and two INTs, giving him 94.3 QB rating, higher than Saints QB Drew Brees' 91.4 rating. Brees has completed 63.8 percent of passes for 1,021 yards, six TDs and four INTs. ... Brees has won last eight starts on Monday night, completing 71.1 percent of passes for 2,467 yards with 24 TDs vs. five INTs for 120.6 rating in those games. ... Since joining New Orleans in 2006, Brees leads NFL with 34,592 yards and 250 TDs passing. ... Brees has 300 yards passing in eight straight games, second-longest streak all-time. ... In his past two games, Saints TE Jimmy Graham has 19 catches for 313 yards and three TDs. ... WR Marques Colston has nine TDs in his past eight games in Superdome. ... Saints DE Cameron Jordan had two sacks last week, giving him three sacks in his past two games.

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