Dolphins vs Vikings: Game Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-0) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-1)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

5-4

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 0-0

Childress: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 15-10 at Bills

L 14-9 at Saints

LAST GAME

11/19/06: Vikings 20 at Dolphins 24.  Miami S Renaldo Hill returns fumble 48 yards for TD & DE Jason Taylor returns INT 51 yards in 4th quarter as Dolphins defeat Minnesota.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/21/02: Vikings 20, Dolphins 17.  Minnesota K Gary Anderson converts 53-yard FG with 17 seconds remaining to seal win.  WR Randy Moss has 110 rec. yards & throws TD pass.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf.  SIRIUS: 147 (Mia.), 126 (Min.).  XM: 103 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING

Henne: 21-34-182-0-0-75.9

Favre: 15-27-171-1 (T3C)-1-71.1

RUSHING

Brown: 13-65-5.0-1 (T3C)

Peterson: 19-87 (2C)-4.6-0

RECEIVING

Marshall: 8-53-6.6-0

Shiancoe (TE): 4-76-19.0-1 (T3C)

OFFENSE

296.0

253.0

TAKE/GIVE

0

-1

DEFENSE

166.0 (1L)

308.0

SACKS

3 tied: 1

J. Mitchell: 1

INTs

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PUNTING

Fields: 41.1

Kluwe: 44.3 (3C)

KICKING

D. Carpenter: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/3 FG)

Longwell: 3 (0/1 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS:  Head coach TONY SPARANO is 5-3 against NFC...Dolphins are 5-1 when, QB CHAD HENNE has 80+ passer rating...RB RONNIE BROWN aims for 3rd consecutive game w/rush TD.  In past 5 on road, RB RICKY WILLIAMS averages 96.8 rush yards per game (484 total).  In 2 career games vs. Min., Williams averages 101.5 rush yards per game (203 total).  Williams (8,954) needs 46 rush yards to reach 9,000 career...In only meeting vs. Min. (12/30/07 w/Den.), WR BRANDON MARSHALL posted 10 rec. for 114 yards (11.4 avg.).  As starter vs. NFC, Marshall averages 87.3 receiving yards per game (1,048 total in 12 games).  Led team w/8 rec. in debut last week...TE ANTHONY FASANO (96) needs 4 catches to reach 100 career...LB KARLOS DANSBY has 2 sacks in 3 career games vs. Min... Rookie LB KOA MISI (2nd round, No. 40) posted 1st career sack last week...CB BENNY SAPP spent 2 seasons w/Min. (2008-09).

VIKINGS:  Have won 18 of past 23 home openers.  Incl. playoffs, have won 9 in row at home...QB BRETT FAVRE needs 2 TD passes to become 1st ever with 500.  In 9 games at home last year (incl. playoffs), Favre was 9-0 & had 25 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 120.7 rating.  Passed for 3+ TDs in 6 of those 9 contests.  Has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. Mia...In 11 games vs. AFC, RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 1,382 rush yards (125.6 per game) & 14 TDs.  Has 4 rush TDs in past 3 home games & looks for 4th in row at home with TD...WR-KR PERCY HARVIN has 18 catches for 239 yards (79.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home.  TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE had 4 catches for 76 yards & 1 TD last week.  Aims for 4th in row with TD catch.  WR GREG CAMARILLO faces former team.  Played 3 seasons with Mia. (2007-09).  Was 2nd on team last year with 50 catches & 552 yards...DE JARED ALLEN had sack & FR in last game vs. Mia. (11/12/06 with KC).  Allen has 21 sacks in past 18 home games (incl. playoffs).  DE JAYME MITCHELL had sack last week.  CB ANTOINE WINFIELD had 26-yard INT in last game vs. Mia.  DT KEVIN WILLIAMS had FR in last meeting.

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