Fast facts, odds, injury report and key info for Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings – The Denver Post


DOLPHINS (3-2) vs. VIKINGS (4-1)

Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Hard Rock Stadium

TV: FOX (Chs. 7 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 29 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish)

Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 3-2 in his first season as a head coach; Kevin O’Connell, also in his first season as a head coach, is 4-1.

Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Vikings, 8-5, including a 24-7 win in Super Bowl 8 to cap the 1973 season.

Weather: 85 degrees, 63 percent humidity, 13 mph winds, 6 percent chance of precipitation.

Line: The Dolphins are a 3-point underdog; the over/under is 45 1/2.

Injuries: Dolphins — Out: QB Tua Tagovailoa (concussion/ankle); Doubtful: CB Kader Kohou (oblique); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (toe), RB Raheem Mostert (knee), TE Durham Smythe (hamstring), QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion protocol/right pectoral), DB Elijah Campbell (foot); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OT Austin Jackson (ankle), TE Cethan Carter (concussion), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), LB Calvin Munson, FB John Lovett; Vikings — Questionable: OLB D.J. Wonnum (illness), RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder); Injured reserve: DB Lewis Cine (leg) among six players on IR.

Noteworthy: The Dolphins seek a bounce-back effort at home after dropping two straight on the road (Bengals, Jets) following their 3-0 start. …

Miami will have to do it with third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson starting. Quarterbacks No. 1 and 2, Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, remain in concussion protocol through Friday. McDaniel will start Thompson regardless of clearance. Tagovailoa won’t play, and Bridgewater will be Thompson’s backup after the rookie out of Kansas State got the practice reps throughout the week. …

McDaniel gets his first meeting with a fellow first-year head coach in O’Connell. …

Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook, a former Miami Central High standout, plays his first professional game at Hard Rock Stadium. At Florida State, Cook torched the Miami Hurricanes twice in that building, as well as Michigan in the 2016 Orange Bowl, Cook’s final college game. …

Cornerback Patrick Peterson (Blanche Ely High), safety Josh Metellus (Flanagan High), wide receiver K.J. Osborn (University of Miami) and kicker Greg Joseph (FAU) are other Vikings players with South Florida ties.



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