With both teams resting most of their key contributors, the Miami Dolphins defeated the Saints 16-13 in a lackluster preseason finale for both teams Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Jake Rudock played the entire game for Miami, throwing for 229 yards and a touchdown
Saints quarterback Taysom Hill played the second half and threw for 100 yards, and rushed for 35 more.
Teddy Bridgewater started for the Saints and completed 9 of 13 throws for 83 yards and a 12 yard TD pass to Emmanuel Butler.
The Saints, finish the preseason 2-2, losing both games at home. Bridgewater says the Saints are on to a Monday night season opener at home against Houston.
New Orleans hasn’t won a season opener since 2013, a 23-17 win over Atlanta.
All NFL teams must cut to 53 by Saturday afternoon.