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NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Minnesota Vikings 24, Miami Dolphins 16

Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins once again had their quarterback knocked out of the game, contributing to their 24-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at home.

Offensive spotlight: Teddy Bridgewater entered the game after 21 snaps from Skylar Thompson and completed 23-of-34 attempts for 329 yards, two touchdown passes and two interceptions. He averaged over 9.0 yards per attempt, but his turnovers were critical.

Defensive spotlight: Za’Darius Smith had his best game as a Viking against a weak Miami offensive line. Smith finished with a 33.3% pass-rush win rate, notching multiple sacks in the game.

Rookie spotlight: Vikings right guard Ed Ingram had some major struggles with Miami's defensive front in both facets of the game. As a pass-blocker, he gave up a 12.5% pressure rate and didn't fare any better as a run-blocker.

Offensive line spotlight: Miami’s line reshuffled this week to try and avoid a repeat of the disaster from last week, when Brandon Shell played an unfamiliar left tackle position. Greg Little moved to the left side and gave up a 15.7% pressure rate in a game that will earn a catastrophic pass-blocking grade. Shell was, at least, markedly better on the right side this week.

Box Score

Passing
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Kirk Cousins 16.5 20 / 30 175 5.8 2 0
Miami Dolphins
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Teddy Bridgewater 23.16 23 / 34 329 9.7 2 2
Skylar Thompson 4.46 7 / 13 89 6.8 0 0
Rushing
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Kirk Cousins 16.5 2 -5 -2.5 0 -1
Dalvin Cook 15.3 13 77 5.9 1 53
C.J. Ham 0.3 1 3 3 0 3
Alexander Mattison P 0.3 1 3 3 0 3
Miami Dolphins
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Teddy Bridgewater 23.16 1 10 10 0 10
Raheem Mostert P 5.8 14 49 3.5 0 16
Chase Edmonds 5.1 2 3 1.5 0 2
Skylar Thompson 4.46 1 9 9 0 9
Alec Ingold 3.2 1 2 2 0 2
Clayton Fejedelem 0 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Justin Jefferson 19.7 8 6 107 13.4 0
Adam Thielen 15.6 8 4 36 4.5 1
Dalvin Cook 15.3 1 1 6 6 0
Irv Smith Jr. 10.7 4 4 7 1.8 1
K.J. Osborn 4.8 5 3 18 3.6 0
Johnny Mundt 2.1 2 2 1 0.5 0
Miami Dolphins
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Tyreek Hill 32.7 15 12 177 11.8 0
Mike Gesicki 24.9 7 6 69 9.9 2
Jaylen Waddle 20.9 10 6 129 12.9 0
Raheem Mostert P 5.8 2 1 -1 -0.5 0
Chase Edmonds 5.1 2 2 28 14 0
Alec Ingold 3.2 2 2 10 5 0
Trent Sherfield 1.6 4 1 6 1.5 0
River Cracraft 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tanner Conner 0 2 0 0 0 0

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