NFL Game Summary - New Orleans at Miami|
(Thursday, August 29th)
Final Score: Miami 24, New Orleans 21
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Pat Devlin threw for two scores and his 56-yard
touchdown to Marvin McNutt lifted the Miami Dolphins over the New Orleans
Saints, 24-21, in the two teams' preseason tune-up.
Devlin also threw two interceptions, completing 22-of-38 throws for 259 yards.
McNutt had four catches for 99 yards on the evening, with his last catch
providing the go-ahead score with just over three minutes remaining.
The Dolphins finished their preseason with a 2-3 record and will travel to
Cleveland for a Week 1 showdown with the Browns.
Ryan Griffin ended 15-of-31 for 198 yards with a touchdown and interception
while receiving the bulk of the snaps for the Saints, who suffered their only
loss of the preseason. They will host their division rival and the reigning
NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons in Week 1.
Mark Ingram rushed for 49 yards -- including an 8-yard touchdown in the first
quarter -- on nine carries, Khiry Robinson ran for 115 yards on 22 touches in
Devlin came back to tie the score at 7-7, hitting Dion Sims for an 8-yard
touchdown. A fumble by Ingram led to a 33-yard field goal for Caleb Sturgis,
who connected on a 40-yard kick before the half and then one from 43 yards out
in the third to give Miami a nine-point lead.
The Saints reduced their deficit to 16-14 early in the fourth when Tim Lelito
recovered a Robinson fumble in the end zone, then jumped ahead on their next
touch when Griffin completed a 2-yard touchdown to Austin Johnson, two plays
after firing a 53-yard pass.
Miami got the ball back with 3:51 to go in the game, and on fourth down,
Devlin hooked up with McNutt for the 56-yard go-ahead score. Devlin then
converted the two-point conversion and Griffin was intercepted on the Saints'
08/29 23:03:56 ET