However, there is renewed hope for the Saints after their 34-13 road win over the Carolina Panthers last week.
Here's how all the action ranks up this weekend for both Florida's college and pro teams.
Phillips, who has been nursing a strained left ankle he suffered in the season-opening win over the Chargers, participated in one practice this week, but his status for Sunday's game against the Saints remains in doubt. How will the time change affect the squads? These two intriguing clubs will be the first game on tap Sunday morning (9:30 am ET) as this interconference series is renewed for the first time since 2013 - in London's Wembley Stadium, no less.
Stay tuned to End Zone Score for more on the Miami Dolphins this season. Mark Ingram is the leading rusher with 125 yards on 28 carries. Miami has lost its past three games in which Ajayi failed to rush for at least 100 yards.
Heading into the fourth week, this is normally the time for teams to settle into a routine. If they stop one thing, the other thing is clicking and then they have to try and stop that, and then we go back to the run. Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. spent first three National Football League seasons with Miami (2007-09). We lean more towards the latter.
One of the reasons Gase may choose to sit him out for another week will likely depend on the availability of linebacker Lawrence Timmons. He missed the team's opening game against the Chargers after leaving and not telling anyone where he was going. We'll kind of really talk about that the next two days to see where we're going to be for Sunday.
After two games, the Dolphins have scored just 25 points. "It was good to get them out here and move around".
-New Orleans has not committed a turnover this season, the first time in franchise history that it has begun a season with three consecutive turnover-free games. Even though he turns 39 in January, Brees is still on top of his game, completing 68.5 percent of his passes this year. Landry has 19 catches in just two games but is averaging just 6.6 per reception. His long reception is only 18 yards. But the Dolphins are unlike the Panthers in that they have a full contingent of receivers to bedevil the Saints shallow secondary depth.
Anytime a defense has to go up against a future first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback like Drew Brees, defensive backs better be on their game.
Brees connected on 22 of 29 throws for 220 yards and three touchdowns, the ground game produced 149 yards and the defense recorded three picks and four sacks.