A new year means a new set of challenges for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
This time, it’s time to watch a new game.
The Saints have a chance to win their third Super Bowl in four years and return to their historic home field.
New Orleans hosted the Miami Dolphins on Saturday in a game that could determine the Super Bowl.
The Dolphins’ defense dominated New Orleans, holding the Saints to just 21 points on 23 plays, and the Saints got three touchdowns from a receiver, but it was a tough night for the offense.
The offense failed to score on the Dolphins’ first drive of the third quarter, when the Saints’ offense fumbled on a fourth-and-7, giving the Dolphins a first down on their next possession.
The Saints recovered the fumble on their ensuing drive and scored their next touchdown to pull within four.
The ball was snapped on a 2-yard line and Brees was sacked on fourth-quarter kickoff return by New Orleans defensive end Joey Bosa.
On third down, Brees threw incomplete to Kenny Stills.
On fourth down, Saints receiver Michael Thomas caught the pass and ran 35 yards for a touchdown.
On the Saints final drive, Brees caught a short pass in the end zone and threw incomplete, leading to a game-winning touchdown pass from Stills to Brandin Cooks.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Saints, who have lost their last three games and dropped their last six overall.
The next two games will be played at home.
New Orleans opens a fourgame homestand Sunday in Cincinnati at 1 p.m.
ET, followed by home games against Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.