Vikings-Dolphins Capsule

MINNESOTA (6-8) at MIAMI (7-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 9-5, Miami 7-6-1.

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 7-4

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Vikings 14-10, Sept. 19, 2010

LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost at Patriots 41-13; Vikings lost at Lions 16-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 18, Vikings No. 23

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (15), PASS (27).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11T), RUSH (23), PASS (6).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (14), PASS (20).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (22), PASS (4).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings haven't won in Miami since 1976. ... Teddy Bridgewater will make 11th start, passing Fran Tarkenton and Christian Ponder for most by Vikings rookie QB. ... Minnesota LB Anthony Barr tied for second in NFL with three fumble recoveries. ... S Harrison Smith only player in NFL with at least three interceptions and three sacks. ... DE Everson Griffen has career-high 12 sacks. ... Blair Walsh ranks last in NFL with field-goal rate of 71.0 percent (22 for 31). He has missed five field goals in past two games. ... Vikings have six Florida natives on active roster. ... Dolphins have been outscored 69-26 in past two weeks. They've scored three TDs in past three weeks. ... Dolphins are allowing 4.94 yards per play on first down, fifth worst in NFL. ... Ryan Tannehill needs 6 yards rushing to break franchise season record for quarterback of 321, set by Jay Fiedler in 2001. ... Rookie Jarvis Landry third in NFL with kickoff return average of 29.7. ... Dolphins long snapper John Denney will play 160th consecutive game, extending franchise record. ... Fitting for .500 team: Dolphins have scored 34 touchdowns and allowed 34. ... Former defensive tackle Manny Fernandez will be inducted into Dolphins Honor Roll at halftime.

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