The New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins meet, for some NFL wagering action, in London coming off very different results before crossing the pond. The Saints’ offense finally came together 362 total yards in a 34-14 win against the Panthers, while the Jets “just beat the (heck) out of us,” as Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said per Fox Sports. “That’s the best way to put it. We didn’t show up, didn’t play physical.”
- Date: Sunday, 1st October
- Time: 9:35 AM
- Venue: Wembley Stadium (London, England)
Sportsbook Online NFL Betting Website Odds
Saints -3 (-105) 49½ (-110)
Dolphins +3 (-115) 49½ (-110)
Rico Tubbs in the house
“Ultimately, me, personally, I wasn’t trying to fly to London with 0-3,” New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas said via theadvocate.com. “There was no way. That’s all that was on my mind the whole game.” the Saints may have a losing record, but at 1-2, this is their best start since 2014. Thomas finished with seven catches for 87 yards, 50 of which came on the opening series. In addition to Thomas, who has been involved with generating at least 127 of the Saints’ passing yards, New Orleans offense is sure to get a boost from wide receiver Willie Snead’s return from suspension. The Drew Brees-led Saints should theoretically be able to produce enough to cover the three-point NFL wagering spread, which they have done so in nine of their last 12 road games and four of their last meetings with the Dolphins. The Saints left early for Europe where they learned that there is a sport called football in which players actually use their feet.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 25, 2017
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
The Dolphins were, like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, conspicuous by their absence, at least offensively speaking, against the Jets, managing to avoid a shutout thanks to a of a 3-yard touchdown pass from Cutler to DeVante Parker as time expired, though it was a perfe3ct summation of Miami’s woes that Cody Parkey missed the extra point.
The Dolphins lost 20-6. “We didn’t help the defense,” starting QB Jay Cutler said. “The way we played on offense, we didn’t give them a chance.” Cutler finished 26 of 44 for 220 yards and an interception in addition to the aforementioned TD pass, while Jay Ajayi had just 16 yards on 11 carries, and Jarvis Landry had just six receptions for 48 yards. Earlier this month Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly asked the NFL to move the London game to Florida but was turned down. Miami’s home opener was postponed and as a result they had to start the season with a three-game road trip. Cutler, however, said they wouldn’t use road weariness as an excuse, and Gase agreed. “All I know is you’ve got to line up on Sunday and play,” the head coach said. “If someone has an issue with that, they better check their profession.” One thing’s for sure, though, and it’s the fact that if the Dolphins offense fails, like they did on Sunday, to show up in London, the NFL wagering will have a hard time going over.