The Saints, who are coming off a 9-0 “Sunday Night Football” win over the Buccaneers in Week 15, face the Dolphins on “Monday Night Football” this week.
The Dolphins are coming off a six-game win streak after starting the season 1-7. The Saints struggled midseason after losing all of their November games, but they have won their last two matchups. Both teams are coming into Monday night with 7-7 records in the think of the AFC and NFC playoff races.
The Saints will start their fourth quarterback this season with rookie Ian Book under center Monday night. Jameis Winston has remained out since Week 8, and now Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill are on New Orlean’s COVID/reserve list along with 21 other Saints players.
With the Saints dealing with COVID issues, DraftKings Sportsbook has the Dolphins as 3.5-point favorites heading into the game.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Saints vs. Dolphins on “Monday Night Football.” Follow along below for complete results from the NFL Week 16 game.
Saints vs. Dolphins score
Saints vs. Dolphins live updates, highlights from Monday Night Football
(All times Eastern)
10:21 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, DOLPHINS. Tagovailoa passes short to Waddle, and Waddle runs one yard to score for the Dolphins. Dolphins 17, Saints 3.
10:17 p.m. — Waddle advances 24 yards to put the Dolphins at the Saints’ 21- yard line. To start off the play, though, Tagovailoa passed the ball to Johnson, who passed it back for a flea flicker.
10:13 p.m. — Hollins catches a 40-yard pass from Tagovailoa for the longest play of the game. The Dolphins are on the Saints’ 45-yard line.
10:08 p.m. — Jones sacks Book for the Saints’ fifth sack of the night.
10:04 p.m. — Callaway catches a 14-yard pass from Book for a Saints first down.
10:02 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, SAINTS. Lattimore intercepts Tagovailoa’s pass intended for Mack Hollins on the Saints’ 36-yard line.
9:57 p.m. — The Saints open the second half by going three-and-out.
End of second quarter: Dolphins 10, Saints 3
9:41 p.m. — Sanders’ 59-yard field goal attempt for the Dolphins missed to the right.
9:39 p.m. — Cameron Jordan sacks Tagovailoa on third down for a loss of nine yards.
9:34 p.m. — Durham Smythe caught a 13-yard pass from Tagovailoa. The play went under review, but the ruling stands.
9:31 p.m. — Waddle runs for 17 yards to put the Dolphins on the Saints’ 40-yard line.
A new record-holder for the @MiamiDolphins as Jaylen Waddle breaks the team’s rookie receiving mark held by Chris Chambers (883 yards) in 2001.
— Brett Brecheisen (@bbrech) December 28, 2021
9:22 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, SAINTS. Brett Maher makes a 38-yard field goal to put the Saints on the board. Dolphins 10, Saints 3.
9:16 p.m. — Kamara has back-to-back first downs for the Saints after catching a seven-yard pass and after running 12 yards. On the second play, Brandon Jones was flagged for roughing the passer, which pushed the Saints to the Dolphins’ 23-yard line.
9:15 p.m. — Book opens the Saints drive with an 11-yard completed pass to Callaway for a Saints first down.
9:10 p.m. — The Dolphins got a first down after Waddle caught a nine-yard pass, but it was called back after Liam Eichenberg was flagged for offensive holding. The third down was repeated, and the Dolphins did not get a first down.
9:05 p.m. — Alvin Kamara was flagged for unnecessary roughness after he pushed Wilkins following the third down play. The Saints punt the ball.
9:02 p.m. — Book and the Saints complete their first first down of the game after Marquez Callaway advances 17 yards.
8:58 p.m. — Jacoby Brissett steps in as quarterback for Tagovailoa on third down and can’t get the first down.
End of first quarter: Dolphins 10, Saints 0
8:51 p.m. — Book is sacked by Jerome Baker on third down. The Saints go three-and-out again. The Saints have yet to get a first down.
8:47 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, DOLPHINS. Jason Sanders’ 48-yard field goal is good, giving the Dolphins a larger lead. Dolphins 10, Saints 0.
Wow, not sure what Tua was thinking here. Extremely lucky that Miami was able to recover this fumble. Sanders hits the FG to make it a 10-0 Miami lead. pic.twitter.com/lRzF5W3AMP
— FinCuts (@FinCuts) December 28, 2021
8:46 p.m. — Tagovailoa was sacked at the Saints’ 19-yard line on third down. and then fumbled. Dolphins’ Austin Jackson recovered the ball.
8:40 p.m. — Phillip Lindsay advanced two yards for a first down, but was tackled and eventually lost the ball. The ruling on the field was that the defense recovered a fumble, but after further review, Lindsay appeared down from contact, so the ball stays with the Dolphins.
8:38 p.m. — Waddle catches an 18-yard pass from Tagovailoa to put the Dolphins no the Saints’ 42-yard line.
8:31 p.m. — Book is sacked by Christian Wilkins and Emmanuel Ogbah on third down for a loss of 10 yards. The Saints go three-and-out.
8:25 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, DOLPHINS. Nik Needham intercepts a pass intended for Lil’Jordan Humphrey and runs the ball 28 yards in for a touchdown. Book’s first NFL drive ends in a pick. Dolphins 7, Saints 0.
8:21 p.m. — The Dolphins don’t make it into field goal range, so Ian Book comes onto the field to make his first NFL start.
8:18 p.m. — Tua Tagovailoa throws a short pass to Jaylen Waddle for the Dolphins first first down of the game. After the play, Marcus Lattimore was flagged for unnecessary roughness. The Dolphins move to their own 49-yard line.
Saints vs. Dolphins start time
- Date: Monday, Dec. 27
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Saints vs. Dolphins game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La. All “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
How to watch Monday Night Football
- TV channels: ESPN
- Live streams: ESPN+, fuboTV
Saints vs. Dolphins will be broadcast on ESPN with announcers Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick.
You can also stream “Monday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 13||Raiders vs. Ravens|
|2||Sept. 20||Packers vs. Lions|
|3||Sept. 27||Cowboys vs. Eagles|
|4||Oct. 4||Chargers vs. Raiders|
|5||Oct. 11||Ravens vs. Colts|
|6||Oct. 18||Titans vs. Bills|
|7||Oct. 25||Seahawks vs. Saints|
|8||Nov. 1||Chiefs vs. Giants|
|9||Nov. 8||Steelers vs. Bears|
|10||Nov. 15||49ers vs. Rams|
|11||Nov. 22||Buccaneers vs. Giants|
|12||Nov. 29||Washington vs. Seahawks|
|13||Dec. 6||Bills vs. Patriots|
|14||Dec. 13||Cardinals vs. Rams|
|15||Dec. 20||Bears vs. Vikings|
|16||Dec. 27||Saints vs. Dolphins|
|17||Jan. 3||Steelers vs. Browns|