Miracle hangovers

Last season the Vikings pulled off the Minneapolis Miracle against the Saints in the playoffs. The next week they lost on the road to the Eagles 38-7 and gave up 456 total yards. This season the Dolphins pulled off the Miami Miracle against the Patriots. The next week they lost on the road to the Vikings 41-17 and gave up 418 total yards

MANO-A-MANO

Vikings LT Riley Reiff 1 vs. Dolphins DE Robert Quinn

WHO WON?

Edge, Reiff. He played penalty-free (the Vikings were flagged only three times total), and Quinn got to Kirk Cousins just once, in the third quarter.

PLAY OF THE GAME

THE DAGGER

It was still a two-score game (27-17) with just under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter when Vikings wide receiver Aldrick Robinson got behind two Dolphins defenders and caught a 40-yard TD pass from Kirk Cousins on a third-and-9. It was Cousins’ third-longest TD pass of the season and the longest since Week 4 against the Rams. Robinson has 17 receptions this season — five of them for touchdowns.

THE QUOTE

“He’s been a good teammate and I’m so happy for him and the success he’s had, especially finding the end zone.”

— Cousins on Robinson