It began as a Monday night matchup of unbeatens. It ended with a 38-17 thumping by the Saints over the Dolphins.
And no one should be surprised.
The Dolphins were a nice early-season story, but the Saints are prime-time players. Literally.
When the bright lights come of Monday Night Football come on, Sean Payton's team does not lose.
Monday's victory over Miami made nine straight for Payton and the Saints. And they don't just win; they dominate, especially at home.
Their last four matchups inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Saints have won by an average of 22 points.
Think about that.
In the age NFL parity, the Saints are AVERAGING a three-touchdown win with the whole world watching.
"We understand what the culture is here: humility, hard work, sacrifice and prime time playmaking," cornerback Jabari Greer told me after the game, and he's right.
He along with the newfound dominant defense forced four sacks and four turnovers. Greer had one of the three interceptions.
I said before the game we'd still yet to see that signature Drew Brees performance yet this season. Well, we got it Monday. Brees surgically dissected the Dolphins for 413 yards and four touchdowns.
Jimmy Graham was Jimmy Graham. Darren Sproles was Darren Sproles. Marques Colston was Marques Colston. The special teams were the special teams. They all played to their capabilities. They all complemented each other. Thus the final score took care of itself.
Now they're 4-0, confident enough to know they can compete with anyone but not arrogant to believe they've made it yet.
It's a good place to be. It's even better when the whole is watching as they get there.