NFL-Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

Oct 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

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Saints 20, Dolphins 0

Drew Brees passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns to lead New Orleans to a shutout win over Miami at Wembley Stadium in London.

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes and the Saints (2-2) shut down the Dolphins (1-2), forcing six punts. It was the Saints' first shutout since 2012.

Saints cornerback Ken Crawley also came up with an interception. Crawley started in place of P.J. Williams, who was benched as part of an unspecified disciplinary action, according to Fox Sports.

The Dolphins, who escaped a shutout on the last play of last week's embarrassing loss at the New York Jets, were not so fortunate this time. Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was 20-of-28 passing for 164 yards and the one interception.

Each team had the ball just once in the first quarter.

Miami's drive ended when Cutler threw an interception in the end zone. He tried to connect with Julius Thomas, but Crawley outmuscled him for the pick.

New Orleans' drive failed when Will Lutz missed wide right on a 41-yard field goal. Lutz, though, redeemed himself with a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the first half, giving New Orleans a 3-0 lead.

The first half featured 11 penalties, including seven against the Dolphins for 60 yards.

New Orleans finally put a touchdown drive together, starting the third quarter with an 11-play, 77-yard march that took nearly six minutes. Michael Thomas caught a 3-yard pass from Brees and powered his way into the end zone, giving the Saints a 10-0 lead.

The Dolphins had the ball for just 3:51 in the third quarter. The Saints took advantage of a tired Dolphins defense, mounting another drive that resulted in a Lutz field goal, this one a 45-yarder with 12:32 left in the fourth quarter.

New Orleans capped the scoring with another 11-play drive, this one for 87 yards. Brees tossed a 12-yard shovel pass to running back Alvin Kamara. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

10/01/2017 13:14

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