Vikings move to 5-1 with 24-16 win over Dolphins

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The Vikings won their fourth consecutive game to move to 5-1 on the season. They led 10-3 at halftime and by the same score entering the fourth quarter.

But the Vikings scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, while getting two takeaways from the Dolphins in the final period.

Minnesota won 24-16 after the Dolphins got a touchdown with 1:24 remaining. Miami fell to 3-3.

Camryn Bynum recovered the onside kick with 1:23 left to secure the win for the Vikings.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 77 yards on 13 carries, including a 53-yard touchdown run that gave the Vikings a two-score lead with 3:15 remaining following Jaylen Waddle‘s fumble.

Waddle caught a 14-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater to the Minnesota 28 when, while trying to make more of it, lost control of the ball. Bynum recovered for the Vikings.

Two plays later, Cook was in the end zone.

The Dolphins outgained the Vikings 458 yards to 234, but Miami had three turnovers and 10 penalties for 97 yards.

The Dolphins lost rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson in the first half after Thompson injured his thumb. It is the fourth consecutive game Miami has lost its starting quarterback.

Bridgewater went 23-of-34 for 329 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Tyreek Hill had 12 receptions for 177 yards and Waddle caught six for 129. It wasn’t enough.

Kirk Cousins completed 20 of 30 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns, with Justin Jefferson catching six for 107.

40 responses to “Vikings move to 5-1 with 24-16 win over Dolphins

  1. I knew this day was coming, but I thought it was going to after Aaron Rodgers retired. The Vikings are going to own our division for a long, long time.

  2. Winning ugly is still winning. Life is always better on the west side of the St. Croix river.

  3. I just can’t be excited about this team despite its good record. They have had more luck on their side this year than the last 30 years combined. A good team will destroy us like Philly did. The offense is good for 1 quarter and awful for 3 quarters. The defense cannot stop anybody with 3rd and 25. I would never punt against our defense. Struggled to stop a dolphins team without it’s starting QB and starting tackles. I know a win is a win but you just know it’s false advertising

  4. Miami. . . Miami. . . You’re going the wrong way! Hey, where you going?
    Coach Pretty Boy is gonna need that wheelbarrow for all of his losses.
    Where’d all the fans go?

  5. I know Miami had QB issues coming into today but they’ve got nobody to blame but themselves with starting with the owner Ross, GM Grier & HC McDaniel. They refused to address OL & Defense needs in the off-season.
    Tua is one hit away from permanent IR with Bridgewater not fit to even hold a clipboard.
    Fin fans better hope Thompson pans out!

  6. Guess the Vikings got lucky again and the awesome Packers just had another off week. Wonder if the power rankings will have the Packers ahead of the Vikings once again?

  7. Hey dolphins, you have lost your starting qb four games in a row. Your offensive line is trash. Stop doing play action and just hand off the damn ball.

  8. Winning ugly and being 5-1 may not make the fans comfortable, but it’s better than being 3-3 and blaming your teammates.

  9. If the dolphins get past the injuries they are as good as anyone but buffalo and I’ve seen philly up close. – Vikes fan.

  10. Offense was again the epitome of streaky, every drive was either 3 and out or resulted in a TD. The defense is certainly better than last year with sacks and turnovers. Its also great that both sides of the ball have managed to make big plays when it’s mattered most to achieve the great start to the season. The problem is if the team keeps being involved in one score games theres as much chance of losing the next 4 as there was of winning the last 4.

  11. 5-1 at the bye and 2 games ahead of Green Bay. (With tiebreaker), having lots of fun right now. SKOL.

  12. Vikes should go on a nice little run now to the division win and the playoffs. Can the beat Dallas or the Eagles in January?

  13. It’s going to be really hard for pft to justify putting the packers above the Vikes in this weeks latest power rankings.

  14. Maybe the Vikings can crack the top 15 in the PFT power rankings this week. That’s what really matters

  15. How many years in a row do you have to say the offensive line sucks before they do something about it?

  16. Sweet Jebus. The Vikings are in the best position they’ve been in years and all these guys are worried about is “Power Rankings.”

  17. Where are the haters from the east claiming that the Vikings didn’t win, but that the Dolphins lost?

  18. iliketurtles says:
    October 16, 2022 at 4:36 pm
    I just can’t be excited about this team despite its good record. They have had more luck on their side this year than the last 30 years combined. A good team will destroy us like Philly did. The offense is good for 1 quarter and awful for 3 quarters. The defense cannot stop anybody with 3rd and 25. I would never punt against our defense. Struggled to stop a dolphins team without it’s starting QB and starting tackles. I know a win is a win but you just know it’s false advertising

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    Go play with your turtles kid.

  19. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 16, 2022 at 6:11 pm
    The Vikings didn’t beat the Dolphins, the officials did

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    Got to hand it to you Calvin, you use the same line every week and it’s still funny. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your roommate unknowvikingfan post, I’m sure it will also be hilarious.

  20. This division will be the Vikings to own for a decade..still need to get the pass defense figured out and Joseph needs to practice his extra points, those misses are concerning and huge..

  21. It was a fun first three weeks, now reality is setting in. The Dolphins lack of quality depth is showing up.

  22. flosnake says:
    October 16, 2022 at 7:07 pm
    This division will be the Vikings to own for a decade..still need to get the pass defense figured out and Joseph needs to practice his extra points, those misses are concerning and huge.

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    Spot on, there are so many veteran 4-3 players on D, it is going to take a bit to switch to 3-4. Wouldn’t mind the Vikings D to switch to the 4-3 once in awhile ala the Italian Stallion.

  23. This is the type of game you need an o-line for. Miami needs to fire Chris Grier yesterday. He made a deal that was supposed to set up the franchise for years to come when he traded Tunsil! Every Question Miami had when he made that deal we still have now! Corner,offensive line,and Quarterback.
    He can’t be allowed to waste any more picks or money!

  24. Give this team time. Are they a SB contender? No, the talent isn’t quite there. But this is a talented team that’s still learning new schemes on both sides of the ball. They’re managing to win despite the players still having to think out on the field.

    The pass rush is nowhere near what I expect it to be towards the end of the season, especially with Hunter still acclimating to moving from a 4-3 DE to a 3-4 OLB. But he will eventually adjust and if the offense can continue to ascend and the defense can just become average or slightly above average, the Vikings are capable of a nice playoff run.

  25. I’m a Viking fan from the Tarkenton days and I hate the new defense. Giving up chunk play after chunk play and not covering the hot WR. Seriously?

  26. Miami’s D is good. The Vikes are flawed, but what team in the NFC other than the Eagles isn’t? I’ll take that win all the way to the NFCN bank.

  27. It was a slugfest in pretty tough conditions (the heat). The Vikings made the plays to win the game and Dalvin’s run to seal it was one of his best ever. Try to be happy for a minute Vikings fans.

  28. Seeing the Fins fans disappear in 3 weeks time is impressive. That win over Buffalo feels like it was 3 years ago. What happened to “st1llperfect”? Same thing that happens to every Fin fan when the calendar hits October. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  29. Dolphins defense is down both starting corners and the line pressured cousins all day and often the receivers were all covered. The dolphins beat themselves with penalties. And we got a couple of big plays. As a Vikings fan this Dolphins team seems legit. Hill is as good as advertised and there are some monsters on the D line. But they need to get healthy at QB among other places. We caught them at the right time.

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