Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings on blocked punt for safety

Sunday December 21st, 2014

The Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday after defensive end Terrence Fede blocked a punt that went out of the back of the end zone for a safety.

The play occurred with 41 seconds remaining in the game, when punter Jeff Locke was attempting a punt on fourth-and-12 on the Vikings' 11-yard line. The Dolphins won, 37-35.

The Vikings led 14-0 for most of the first half, and were up 17-14 through three quarters. The Dolphins scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and the Vikings scored two.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 35 of 47 passes for 396 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. The nearly 400 passing yards were the most the Vikings had allowed this season. Running back Lamar Miller ran for 92 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 19 for 26 for 256 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

The Vikings (6-9) play the Chicago Bears (5-10) next week. The Dolphins (8-7) play the New York Jets (3-12) on Sunday.

- Sarah Barshop

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