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Dolphins dominate Saints 20-3 for seventh straight win

Dolphins dominate Saints 20-3 for seventh straight win

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Dec 28
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The Miami Dolphins extended their winning streak to seven games by beating the outmanned Saints 20-3 in New Orleans on Monday night. With their victory, the Dolphins moved one step closer to becoming the first team in NFL history to make the playoffs after starting 1-7.

While Miami dominated both sides of the ball, the Dolphins’ defense played a great game, intercepting Saints’ rookie Ian Book twice and sacking him eight times.

A 28-yard pick-six by Nik Needham, a pair of Jason Sanders field goals, and a one-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Jaylen Waddle were among the highlights for Miami. In his comeback from the COVID-19 list, Waddle caught 10 passes for 92 yards and the score.

Despite their Week 1 win over the New England Patriots, the Dolphins lost seven straight games before turning things around and winning seven straight games to get to 8-7 with just two weeks remaining in the season.

“This team stuck together, really the entire year,” said third-year Miami coach Brian Flores, who improved to 19-7 in games played after October. “Obviously, we dealt with a lot of adversity early in the year. It revealed a lot — revealed the character of the guys in our locker room. Our guys kept fighting, they kept sticking together, they worked hard,” Flores added.

Having won on Monday, the Dolphins hold the seventh and final spot in the AFC playoffs if the postseason started this weekend. Their winning streak is the second-longest active streak in the NFL, behind only the eight-game streak of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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