Payton didn't even venture out of the team hotel his first two days in London, with his biggest treat a couple of quick breakfasts before diving into the game plan.
New Orleans' last shut out an opponent on December 16, 2012, a 41-0 win against Tampa Bay. Now, he will try to reach the end zone for the first time this season. Drew Brees out-dueled Ryan Tannehill in a 38-17 New Orleans win.
FAST FACTS: QB Drew Brees has 867 pass yards (289 per game), 6 TDs and no interceptions for a 109.7 rating in past three games.
Saints vs Dolphins is live on BBC 2 in the UK. Quarterback Jay Cutler will need to earn his $10 million salary in a game Miami can't afford to lose with games against Atlanta, Baltimore and Oakland looming in the coming weeks.
They followed that touchdown with one in each of the next three quarters during their 34-13 rout of their NFC South rivals. Fantasy Tip: Saints' top WR Michael Thomas, who has 87 or more yards receiving in each of past two games, could feast on struggling Dolphins secondary.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was a prime candidate for the then-vacant Jets coaching job in 2015 after NY fired Rex Ryan.
The defense will have a completely different monster pointed at them in London Sunday morning.
The Dolphins are well below that output now, a level of production that Gase probably figured was the absolute minimum standard for his National Football League coaching career, and even more so once he was in complete control of a team.
New Orleans is not known for their defense, which could help Miami have a big offensive game.
On offense, this could be the game where Ingram, Peterson and Kamara really get uncorked. It takes a while to get back into the flow of football. The more opportunities Miami gets with the ball, the likelier this becomes a shootout and New Orleans does not want that. He was considered a favorite for the Jets' top spot and interviewed with NY - which opted instead to hire Todd Bowles.
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Alex McGough #12 of the FIU Golden Panthers throws a pass against the Charlotte 49ers on October 15, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a bad scene, man. Running the ball. In week one Ajayi rushed for over 100 yards but last week he found no running room against the Jets in NY.
-Dolphins WR DeVante Parker, who has been a favorite target of QB Jay Cutler on 50-50 balls, vs. Saints rookie CB Marshon Lattimore, the 11th pick of the draft. However, that's a relative term with only 12 receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown.