FINAL SCORE: New Orleans Saints 20, Miami Dolphins 0
LONDON, Sporting Alert — Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes and the New Orleans Saints shut out the Miami Dolphins 20-0 on a wet Sunday afternoon at Wembley Stadium.
Brees, in his 17th season, went 29 of 41 for 268 yards with no interceptions in the win for New Orleans (2-2).
The veteran quarterback found Michael Thomas from 3-yards for a score to make it 10-0 in the third quarter before connecting with Alvin Kamara with a 12-yard pass late in the fourth quarter to close out the contest.
It was the first time the New Orlean Saints were picking up a shut out since 2012.
“The defense got a shutout,” Brees said. “Offensively, we sustained drives, we did all the things you need to do for winning football.”
Thomas took eight of his 11 targets for 89 yards, while Kamara took all 10 of his receptions for 71 yards for the Saints, who had the ball for 34:28 and had 70 plays for 347 total yards.
Jay Cutler completed 20 of 28 passes for 164 yards without a touchdown and an interception for the Dolphins (1-2), who have dropped two straight.
Meanwhile, Saints right tackle Zach Streif left the contest after sustaining a knee injury on the first play of the fourth quarter and did not return.
Streif, who was active for the game despite missing most of the week’s practice with a knee problem, picked up the injury when a Dolphins defender fell on his legs.
Tight end Josh Hill (concussion) and LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder), also left the game for New Orleans.
Linebacker Mike Hull (shoulder) went out and also didn’t return for the Dolphins.
There were 11 first half penalties, including seven against the Dolphins for 60 yards.