NEW ORLEANS - A battle of the unbeaten NFL teams is about to take place Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the New Orleans Saints host the Miami Dolphins in a primetime affair. Both teams come in with 3-0 records.
The Saints have not been beaten in their last 11 primetime affairs played at home. But for Miami's second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill out of Texas A&M, this is a brand new drill.
Confidence he's got after leading the Dolphins in a fourth-quarter comeback win over visiting Atlanta last week. It was Tannehill's first time pulling his team out of a late game fire to win it 27-23. The Saints, of course, are going to school on this guy this week.
"I know he's a really good athlete," Saints head coach Sean Payton said. "A player who's played receiver in college initially and then moved to quarterback and then playing quarterback in the NFL is unusual. We'll get a good look this week on film. They've certainly done a great job there and have gotten off to a good start."
It turns out the Saints may have to deal with two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake after all this coming Monday night. Word came out earlier this week indicating his knee injury (mcl sprain) would keep him out of action, but Wake did practice Wednesday on a limited basis.
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