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Vikings vs Dolphins Week 16 Tale of the Tape

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How do the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins match up?

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The Miami Dolphins host the Minnesota Vikings in a late season contest. Let's take a look at the tale of the tape between the two clubs:

Minnesota Vikings (6-8, 3rd NFC North)

Miami Dolphins (7-7, 3rd AFC East)

28th
(312.9)

Total Offense
(Yds/Gm)

19th
(337.2)

27th
(201.1)

Passing Offense
(Yds/Gm)

20th
(224.1)

15th
(111.7)

Rushing Offense
(Yds/Gm)

14th
(113.1)

24th
(19.8)

Scoring Offense
(Pts/Gm)

12th
(23.4)

27th
(36.4%)

3rd Down Conversions
(% Convert)

22nd
(38.5%)

11th
(339.9)

Total Defense
(Yds/Gm Allowed)

7th
(331.6)

6th
(216.0)

Passing Defense
(Yds/Gm Allowed)

4th
(209.2)

23rd
(123.9)

Rushing Defense
(Yds/Gm Allowed)

22nd
(122.4)

12th
(21.2)

Scoring Defense
(Pts/Gm Allowed)

15th
(21.5)

5th
(44)

Defensive Sacks

12th
(38)

17th
(-1)

Turnovers

12th
(+3)

And, for the individual tales of the tape (bold statistics indicate league leader):

Minnesota Vikings (6-8, 3rd NFC North)

Miami Dolphins (7-7, 3rd AFC East)

Teddy Bridgewater
(223-351 (63.5%), 2451 yards, 11 TD, 10 INT, 82.7 rate)

Passing

Ryan Tannehill
(334-504 (66.3%), 3390 yards, 22 TD, 11 INT, 90.8 rate)

Matt Asiata
(129 carries, 421 yards, 3.3 average, 7 TD)

Rushing

Lamar Miller
(178 carries, 829 yards, 4.7 average, 6 TD)

Greg Jennings
(53 rec, 84 targets, 641 yards, 5 TDs)

Receiving

Mike Wallace
(62 rec, 109 targets, 804 yards, 8 TDs)

Robert Blanton (95)

Tackles

Jelani Jenkins (99)

Everson Griffen (12.0)

Sacks

Cameron Wake (9.5)

Harrison Smith (4)

Interceptions

Brent Grimes (5)

Blair Walsh
(22-31 (71.0%) FG, 55 yard long, 25-25 XP, 91 pts)

Kicking

Caleb Sturgis
(28-34 (82.4%) FG, 53 yard long, 33-33 XP, 117 pts)

Jeff Locke
(69 punts, 44.4 yard average, 62 long, 18 inside 20, 6 touchback)

Punting

Brandon Fields
(51 punts, 46.3 yard average, 60 long, 19 inside 20, 2 touchback)

Cordarrelle Patterson
(32 returns, 25.8 yard average, 51 yard long)

Kick Returns

Jarvis Landry
(27 returns, 29.7 yard average, 74 yard long)

Marcus Sherels
(26 returns, 10.2 yard average, 35 yard long)

Punt Returns

Jarvis Landry
(23 returns, 8.9 yard average, 32 yard long)