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Drew Brees (4 TDs) and Saints hand Dolphins first loss

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NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he’s becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him when they had the chance seven years ago.

Brees passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints turned a clash of unbeaten teams into a lopsided affair, beating the Miami Dolphins, 38-17, Monday night.

‘‘I felt like we found our rhythm,’’ Brees said. ‘‘Every time we touched the ball it felt like we were going to go down and score points.’’

Two of Brees’s touchdowns went to Jimmy Graham for 27 and 43 yards as the tight end had at least 100 yards receiving for the third straight game.

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