- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

MINNESOTA (6-8) at MIAMI (7-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 9-5, Miami 7-6-1.

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 7-4



LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Vikings 14-10, Sept. 19, 2010

LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost at Patriots 41-13; Vikings lost at Lions 16-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 18, Vikings No. 23

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (15), PASS (27).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11T), RUSH (23), PASS (6).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (14), PASS (20).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (22), PASS (4).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings haven’t won in Miami since 1976. … Teddy Bridgewater will make 11th start, passing Fran Tarkenton and Christian Ponder for most by Vikings rookie QB. … Minnesota LB Anthony Barr tied for second in NFL with three fumble recoveries. … S Harrison Smith only player in NFL with at least three interceptions and three sacks. … DE Everson Griffen has career-high 12 sacks. … Blair Walsh ranks last in NFL with field-goal rate of 71.0 percent (22 for 31). He has missed five field goals in past two games. … Vikings have six Florida natives on active roster. … Dolphins have been outscored 69-26 in past two weeks. They’ve scored three TDs in past three weeks. … Dolphins are allowing 4.94 yards per play on first down, fifth worst in NFL. … Ryan Tannehill needs 6 yards rushing to break franchise season record for quarterback of 321, set by Jay Fiedler in 2001. … Rookie Jarvis Landry third in NFL with kickoff return average of 29.7. … Dolphins long snapper John Denney will play 160th consecutive game, extending franchise record. … Fitting for .500 team: Dolphins have scored 34 touchdowns and allowed 34. … Former defensive tackle Manny Fernandez will be inducted into Dolphins Honor Roll at halftime.

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