Saints vs. Dolphins live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ game

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. 

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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.

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Saints vs. Dolphins score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Saints 0 3 0
Dolphins 10 0 7

Saints vs. Dolphins live updates, highlights from Monday Night Football

(All times Eastern)

11:07 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, DOLPHINS. On fourth down, Jones intercepts Book’s pass intended for Callaway. Jones ran eight yards to the Dolphins’ 33-yard line.

11:02 p.m. — Humphrey advances 56 yards for the Saints and the biggest play of the night. The Saints are on the Dolphins’ 41-yard line.

11:00 p.m. — The Dolphins punt the ball to the Saints with 4:40 left in the game.

10:52 p.m. — The Saints escaped a fumble and touchdown from the Dolphins due to Kamara being ruled down by contact. The Saints punt the ball.

10:50 p.m. — Book is sacked again, this time by Zach Sieler for a loss of 11 yards on first down. Then, on the next play, Book was sacked Ogbah for a loss of 10 yards. The Saints now are at 3rd-&-31. The Dolphins have eight sacks tonight.

10:48 p.m. — Kamara runs 19 yards to put the Saints one yard short of a first down. The Saints go for it on fourth down, and they get the first down thanks to a three-yard rush by Book.

10:46 p.m. — Jevon Holland and Jerome Baker sack Book on second down for a loss of 12 yards. This sets the Saints up for 3rd-&-20.

10:43 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, DOLPHINS. Sanders makes a 34-yard field goal to give the Dolphins a three-score lead. Dolphins 20, Saints 3.

10:41 p.m. — Mike Gesicki makes his biggest play of the night after catching a 12-yard pass for a Dolphins first down.

10:39 p.m. — The Saints also go three-and-out. There hasn’t been a first down in almost six minutes.

End of third quarter: Dolphins 17, Saints 3

10:33 p.m. — Tagovailoa attempted to run for the first down, but P.J. Williams stopped him one yard short. The Dolphins go three-and-out.

10:28 p.m. — After Kamara’s first down, the Saints don’t get another first down on this drive, so they punt the ball.

10:26 p.m. — After missing the last drive, Kamara starts off this Saints drive with a 10-yard run, his longest of the night so far.

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.

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.

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

Week Date Matchup
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

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