It was another record-setting night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense, as they dispatched the visiting Miami Dolphins 38-17 in the Superdome.
The Saints made it look easy, dominating the Miami Dolphins on both sides of the ball in their ninth straight Monday Night Football victory.
Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham combined for four touchdowns, and the Saints’ now-stellar defense forced three interceptions and a fumble out of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
They had help from a rollicking Superdome crowd, a home field advantage quarterback Drew Brees referred to again and again in his post game press conference.
Brees put that advantage to good use, racking up a series of records and passing up all-time greats like John Elway and Fran Tarkenton. He also matched his own NFL record of nine games passing for at least 300 yards.
It hardly mattered that Garrett Hartley missed his second field goal of the season, or that Darren Sproles lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter. Or that their run game was an eerie echo of the week before.
Coach Sean Payton dismissed the disparity as the best way he saw to move the ball. It’s put the team on the top of the NFC South by a wide margin, as the team improves to 4-0 for the first time since 2009.
They have a short week off, then it’s on to Chicago to face the Bears. Kickoff is this Sunday at noon.