Dolphins CB Vontae Davis hasn’t been getting a lot of national attention, but he was noticed by Vikings QB Brett Favre: “Twenty-one, I felt like is one of the best corners in this league,
especially that nobody knows about,” Favre said. “Twenty-one, I was less apt to challenge.”
Favre instead challenged CB Jason Allen, who picked off two of Brett’s passes.
Miami LT Jake Long was able to neutralize DE Jared Allen, despite Allen’s MMA training; “Yeah, but he can’t do that on the field,” Long said. “I’m happy about that.”
Though RB Ronnie Brown couldn’t duplicate Tony Dorsett’s 99-yard touchdown run at the Metrodome, a 51-yard burst got the Dolphins out of very bad field position; “If I was just a little bit faster,” Brown said. “I was close. Real
close. Real, real close.”
As Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald points out, the Dolphins kept the Vikings out of the end zone on five trips inside the 27.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson dramatically outperformed Chris Johnson on Sunday, but they tied as to the only statistic that ever matters.
Peterson is optimistic that things will get turned around; “There is a lot of work to be done,” Peterson said. “No panic.
There is a sense of urgency. I know this group. We got a lot of
different guys. We’ll come together and get on track.”
Favre came dangerously close to throwing WR Bernard Berrian under the bus on a goal-line interception in the third quarter; “I put it where I wanted it, let’s put it that way,”
Favre said. (And Berrian will never again be targeted by Favre this year, let’s put it that way.)
Berrian also may not be getting many more opportunities to return punts; the only problem is that no one else has stepped up.
The Minnesota defense is holding up its end of the bargain, allowing 14.0 points per game.