The NFL schedule 2013 live stream and TV games for week 4 will culminate with a Monday Night Football matchup featuring two of the currently-undefeated teams from the league. It will be the New Orleans Saints at 3-0, hosting the Miami Dolphins, who are also 3-0, so far. After Monday night's matchup, one team will remain among the unbeaten, while the other will go back to the drawing board. The MNF televised and live streaming NFL game will be presented via ESPN's sports networks.
A Sept. 29 report via NOLA.com indicates that the Saints are considered the third-best team in the NFL, based on what oddsmakers are saying. They only trail the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, both of whom were preseason Super Bowl picks by many analysts. The Saints may or may not be a surprise to some, based on last season's subpar performance, and the loss of key personnel. However, New Orleans has shown solid defense so far, holding the Falcons to 17 points, Buccaneers to 14, and most recently the Cardinals to seven. They rank fourth overall in terms of yards allowed per game at 295.7, right above San Francisco and Seattle.
As for passing yards a game, the Saints (141 per game) are second only to Houston. Carson Palmer, who faced this Saints team in week 2 said of the pass rushing defense:
"They've got two very good pass rushers people don't know a whole lot about. You hear a lot about Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma, but Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette are very good. They are physical guys who can stop the run and the pass.
They make a really good combination, strength and speed. They've got the speed and athleticism to get around the corner and make plays."
Now they Saints will face one of their first big tests in the undefeated Dolphins on Monday Night, a team that probably wasn't one popping up among "AFC contender" discussions prior to the start of the season, yet they've managed to win at Cleveland and Indianapolis, followed by a home win against the struggling Falcons last weekend. That would make tonight's game the first real test for Miami as well. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has led the way early with a QB rating of 94.3. He's thrown for 827 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions on 71-107 completed passes, although he's been sacked 14 times so far this season, leading the NFL.
Despite that, the future seems bright for the second year star. According to ESPN.com, Dolphins QB coach Zac Taylor said of Tannehill's maturation:
"I think the game has slowed down for him tremendously. He's seen all the different looks the defense is giving him in terms of fronts and pressures and coverages, so it's slowed down for him."
Right now, Miami appears to be one of those "deceptively good" teams that isn't ranking up top on the stats lists or defeating top-tier teams, yet. However, they continue to embody the belief they can hang tough with top teams in the league, including the Saints tonight. Odds makers believe the Saints are going to defeat the Dolphins by at least a touchdown in the latest edition of Monday Night Football, with the two teams combining for an over/under of 49 points.
On Monday night, the Dolphins vs. Saints game has a scheduled start time of 8:30 p.m. EST. The televised coverage will be provided by ESPN in standard and hi-definition for cable or satellite customers. In addition, customers who have WatchESPN through participating service providers, will be able to watch this NFL game live streaming online. Some device restrictions may apply. See more details here at WatchESPN.