Welcome back to the Vikings Postgame Report. Your Minnesota Vikings improve to 5-1, outlasting the Miami Dolphins, 24-16. The win was a good way to go into the upcoming Bye Week, giving this team more positive momentum leading into the rest of the season. The Dolphins outgained the Vikings in multiple categories, including: total yards, time of possession and first downs. That being said, the biggest differences in the game proved to be the turnover battle (Vikings +3) and the numerous Dolphins penalties (10-97 yds) throughout. The Dolphins Defense made it uncomfortable today, sacking Kirk Cousins three times and holding the Vikings Offense to only 234 total yards. Kirk went 20-30 passing for 175-yards and 2 passing touchdowns. Jefferson led the team in receiving yards (6 rec - 107 yards) and both Adam Thielen and Irv Smith Jr. hit pay dirt in the game. Dalvin Cook had a frustrating game until he was able to close out the game with his 53-yard scamper late in the 4th. Cook finished with 83 total yards and a rushing score. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich review everything they saw today from Hard Rock Stadium, including: the importance of the Vikings Special Teams play, Cam Bynum stepping up, the Defensive key to controlling both Miami QB's, and the keys to getting ready for Arizona coming out of the Bye Week. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell speaks to the media, Gabe Henderson and Ben Leber go 'Between The Lines' presented by Gatorade, Quarterback Kirk Cousins shares his thoughts in his postgame press conference, and Ron Johnson gives his '3 Takes' to round out the show. All of this and more is in the Week 6 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.
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