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The Splash Zone 10/17/22: Dolphins drop three straight after loss to Vikings

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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The Miami Dolphins did a great job of keeping the Minnesota Vikings in check, until the fourth quarter. As has been the recurring theme the past three games, the Dolphins started with one quarterback and ended with another. Skylar Thompson had to leave the game with a hand injury near the beginning of the second quarter and in came Teddy Bridgewater for the rest of the game. A very disheartening loss after how well the defense performed for the majority of the game. But you can’t win games if you don’t score points on offense and it doesn’t help when you keep shooting yourself in the foot with penalties . Some good news is on the way though, with Tua Tagovailoa set to be back next week when the Dolphins take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Battered Miami Dolphins Come Up Short Against Minnesota - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The already short-handed Miami Dolphins suffered more injuries in their Week 6 home loss against the Minnesota Vikings

Vikings at Dolphins

Tua can’t return soon enough as Dolphins fall at home to Vikes for 3rd straight loss | Opinion
Miami Dolphins fans spent three full games, all victories, giddily appreciating Tua Tagovailoa, and with reason to, like never before.

CBS4's Steve Goldstein's takeaways from the Dolphins loss against Minnesota - CBS Miami
Unpacking this week's Dolphins game is like unpacking your luggage after going on a one year vacation. This game had everything including the South Florida heat wreaking havoc on the visiting team.

Who’s hot, who’s not after the Dolphins’ loss to the Vikings
The Dolphins are at .500 after their third consecutive defeat following a 3-0 start.

Miami Dolphins-Minnesota Vikings: The Five Biggest Plays - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Breaking down the five plays that most decided the outcome in the Miami Dolphins' 24-16 loss against the Minnesota Vikings at Hard Rock Stadium

Dolphins fall short, 24-16, against Minnesota Vikings at Hard Rock Stadium
A big play by the Vikings defense proved to be the difference in a game that featured several defensive stands and 16 punts.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins' losing streak should make us appreciate Tua Tagovailoa more
Tagovailoa still has his fair share of skeptics, but there's no denying Miami's offense has skidded well below its potential since he's been out.

Return of Tua Tagovailoa Won’t Solve All of Miami Dolphins’ Many Problems
Tua Tagovailoa's return to the Miami Dolphins in Week 7 won't fix their offensive line, their inability to force turnovers, and more.

Laying it on the line: Four straight games of Dolphins QBs going down unacceptable | Habib
Tua Tagovailoa, Teddy Bridgewater, Skylar Thompson. All have been hurt playing behind an offensive line that isn't protecting Dolphins quarterbacks.

Dolphins Defense

Dolphins defense took step forward despite injuries but not enough in loss to Vikings
The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with their cornerback group already stretched thin by injuries.

Dolphins Secondary

Dolphins' cornerback Xavien Howard: 'You can't win without scoring points on offense.'
The Dolphins held the Vikings to 10 points in the first three quarters and Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins finished with 175 yards passing.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings Preview Podcast: Rookie Quarterback Skylar Thompson makes first NFL start; can Miami’s defense step up in week 6? - The Phinsider
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Vikings vs. Dolphins immediate reactions, live score updates - The Phinsider
Live reactions to all the action as the Miami Dolphins host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6.

Nik Needham injury: Miami Dolphins cornerback out for year with Achilles tear - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins cornerback Nik Needham tore his Achilles tendon against the Minnesota Vikings and will miss the remainder of the year.