Quick thoughts from South Florida Sun Sentinel staffers on the Miami Dolphins’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Hard Rock Stadium.
Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist
The personnel losses, penalties and turnovers were just too much to overcome for the Dolphins. The Vikings didn’t necessarily play a good game, rather they played an opportunistic game. Health will play a big factor in how the Dolphins fare in the next couple of games because they sustained even more injury losses Sunday.
David Furones, Dolphins Writer
It’s hard to win when you keep having the quarterback you prepare to start all week go down. Hopefully, that’s done for the Dolphins after this one with Tua Tagovailoa set to return for Sunday night against the Steelers. 3-3 is around where I expected this team to be at this point, but maybe with some of the results going differently. Miami has to now take advantage of this soft spot of the schedule with the Steelers, Lions, Bears, Browns and Texans coming up.
Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor
The Dolphins never really fully recovered from the flag-fest that negated two first-and-goal situations, and now, they must hope Tua Tagovailoa’s return is a big part of an immediate rebound, since the rest of the AFC East has suddenly gotten red-hot, with no one below .500.
Steve Svekis, Sports Senior Content Editor
For only the second time in team history, the Dolphins are 3-3 after a 3-0 start. Worse, they are now tied for the basement of the AFC East with the Patriots, looking up at the Jets and Bills. There has been heavy, heavy pass pressure since Terron Armstead exited a game-and a half ago. Now, Tua returns.