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Brees Electric as Saints Bury Dolphins

The Saints left Landshark Stadium today with another blowout win, improving their league record to 6-0.

New Orleans
won the toss and immediately drove the ball down the field in 7 plays to their first touchdown of the day. The drive culminated in a Reggie Bush 7 yard scamper around the right corner as he ran into the end zone nearly untouched.

Miami took the ensuing kickoff and began a long time eating drive and looked like they were going to run it through for the score. After 4 Chad Henne passes for 34 yards and New Orleans' first look at Miami's near famous "Wildcat" offensive formation, which picked up another 26 yards with both Ronnie Brown and Rickey Williams taking snaps, Henne tried to fire one into the end zone to even up the score.
Unfortunately for Henne, Darren Sharper was waiting underneath and easily picked the pass, returning it 69 yards before being dragged down from behind by a pursuing Ronnie Brown.
The Saints offense took the field again, and Brees threw long down the left side on the first snap, hitting Devery Henderson in stride for one of the Saints' patented quick strike TDs.
Miami was never able to regain their composure after going down by 14, and the Saints had their way with them for the rest of the game. Henne did make a few more remarkable passes (one for a 34 yard score) but even the wildcat couldn't pull Miami out of the hole.
At the end of the day, the rather lopsided score read

New Orleans - 41
Miami - 13

Brees passed for 388 yards, hitting 8 different receivers, 4 for touchdowns. Pierre Thomas and Mike Bell combined for 165 yards on the ground, and Reggie Bush added 32 rushing yards, a TD and 54 more through the air.

The Saints literally manhandled the Miami offense, sacking Henne 3 times for minus 15 yards and knocking him down 7 times. The Wildcat was effective, gaining 194 yards on the ground and 35 more through the air, but mistakes in Miami's normally flawless execution cost them dearly. 2 fumbles and 2 interceptions sealed the fate of the Dolphins today as they just couldn't seem to push it past the stout New Orleans defense into the end zone. Even Henne's 34 yard TD strike didn't come until only 2:34 remained in the game.

So, for New Orleans, it's off to start preparing for the Falcons who they'll host in the Superdome and Miami will lick it's wounds, try to figure out what happened and get ready to fly to New York for next weeks game with the Jets.

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