In a matchup of two teams with 7-7 records, the New Orleans Saints are hosting the Miami Dolphins at Superdome in New Orleans, LA, on December 27, 2021.
- New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins
- NFL – Regular season
- Date – 27/12/2021
- Starting time – 8:15 PM ET
- Venue: Superdome, New Orleans, LA,
New Orleans Saints Stats & Form
The New Orleans Saints had a promising start of the season defeating the Green Bay Packers in week 1 and the New England Patriots in week 3. The Saints were 5-2 after week 7 but then dropped five straight. After back-to-back victories in the last two weeks, New Orleans is second in NFC South with a 7-7 record.
In their last game, the Saints defeated the division leader Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0.
Cameron Jordan and the New Orleans defense gave Tom Brady fits again, shutting down Tampa Bay’s high-powered offense as the Saints put the reigning Super Bowl champions’ division-title celebration plans on hold.
Despite playing without coach Sean Payton on the sideline, the Saints beat the Bucs for the seventh straight time during the regular season, the fourth since Brady left New England for Tampa Bay in 2020.
Jordan had two of New Orleans’ four sacks, surpassing 100 for his career, and forced a key fumble in the lowest-scoring game of the NFL season. It was the first time Brady lost to an opponent that didn’t manage a touchdown.
New Orleans Saints News
Saints starting quarterback Taysom Hill and backup Trevor Siemian were among at least 15 New Orleans players testing positive for Covid-19 this week, leaving their availability in doubt while the Saints prepared rookie Ian Book for a maiden start. The Covid-19 absences for the Saints this week include several prominent regulars, including starting linebacker and defensive captain Demario Davis, starting safety Malcolm Jenkins, starting tight end Adam Trautman, starting right tackle Ryan Ramczyk and reserve offensive tackle Jordan Mills.
Miami Dolphins Stats & Form
Winning the opening week, losing seven straight and winning the last six is a quick way to describe the Miami Dolphins’ season so far.
Brian Flores’ team is third in the AFC East with a 7-7 record.
Following a bye week, the Dolphins defeated the New York jets 31-24 last Sunday.
Duke Johnson rushed for 107 yards and had a career-best two touchdowns, DeVante Parker caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa with 3:37 left to seal the deal for Miami.
Johnson, basically the go-to back for Miami as the last resort because of virus-related issues throughout the week, helped the Dolphins rally from an early 10-0 deficit. It was the first 100-yard game from a Miami rusher this season.
The Dolphins became the second team in NFL history to get to 7-7 after starting a season 1-7.
Miami Dolphins News
Guards Solomon Kindley, Robert Jones and Greg Mancz, WR Albert Wilson and Lynn Bowden Jr., TE Cethan Carter and LB Duke Riley are all out for Monday night.
New Orleans Saints vs Miami Dolphins Head-to-Head Stats
The Dolphins lead the all-time series against the Saint 5-4. The last time they played in was in 2019 when Miami won 16-13.
New Orleans Saints vs Miami Dolphins Betting Odds
According to the odds, the Dolphins are slight favorites to win this one with a -167 odds for their win while the Saints are at 133.
The total point margin is set at 37.5 with both ways at -110.
Whoever wins this one will keep their playoff hopes alive. New Orleans has played well in the past two weeks but the Dolphins have been hot since the beginning of November. With the injuries of key players and a first-time starter at quarterback, the Saints will stand no chances against the rising Dolphins. Miami’s win with total points going over the margin is the right deal for this game.