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DOLPHINS NOTEBOOK: Looking Back at Miami’s London Loss

LONDON – The Miami Dolphins suffered a 20-0 shutout loss to New Orleans in London Sunday.

“I thought the defense and special teams they did exactly what they’ve really been doing to start the season out. I thought the defense played really well. They kept us in the game for as long as they could,” said Miami head coach Adam Gase. “Offensively we have to do what we’re coached to do. We have to be more detailed at what we’re doing. And that’s why we’re putting ourselves in bad situations because we’re not getting it done and we’re not doing things right.”

QB Jay Cutler was 20 of 28 for 164 yards,  one interception. Running back Jay Ajayi had 12 carries for 46 yards. Wide receiver DeVante Parker caught his 100th career reception against the Saints.  Parker led the team with six catches for 69 yards.The offense has scored two touchdowns in three games and averages 8.3 points per game.

Defensively Cameron Wake sacked QB Drew Brees in the fourth quarter. Wake now has 83.5 sacks in his career. Dating back to 2009, this is the second-highest total among NFL players in that span and second in Dolphins history. Wake also had three tackles for loss and two quarterback hits in the game.

The Dolphins held New Orleans to just 86 rushing yards on 28 attempts for a 3.1 average. Miami has held all three of their opponents this season to less than 110 yards rushing and are allowing just 3.1 yards per attempt this season. The Dolphins 77.7 rushing yards allowed per game and 3.1 yards per attempt.

Miami is 22nd in total defense at 350 yards per game, but their scoring defense is tied for No. 8 at 19 points per game.  Pass defense remains a concern. Miami is 27th in the NFL at 272 yards per game and 30th in passer rating at 112.4

NOTABLE: John Denney played in his 195th consecutive game, extending his team-best streak, which is fifth among all active NFL players. Denney’s 195 career games played are fourth in team history…Ndamukong Suh started his 86th consecutive game. It’s the second-longest games started streak among active NFL defensive linemen behind Domata Peko’s 114 straight starts. running  back Damien Williams played in his 50th career game..corner Cordrea Tankersley made his first NFL start…There were 84,423 tickets distributed to the game. It is the third-highest attended regular season Dolphins game in team history, fifth-most including playoffs and the highest of the team’s four games at Wembley Stadium.

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