Minnesota Looking To Rebound Against Miami


There are two commonly known facts about this week’s match up between the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins, but it’s not the entire story.

It is widely known that Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre did not look to be back in his best form in the opening game versus the New Orleans Saints, and with ten days rest, needs to come back fresher and more accurate in order for the Vikings to look like the Super Bowl contenders they were last season. Favre, a future Hall of Famer who is seemingly ageless, will suffer the brunt of the criticism is the Vikings’ offense continues to sputter.

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However, this game won’t be a walk in the park for the Vikings, even with home field advantage. While the Vikings want to be able to run the ball effectively behind superstar back Adrian Peterson, and then build from the running game to open up the passing game, the truth is that the Dolphins have used that exact strategy with more effectiveness. The Dolphins defeated the Buffalo Bills in the first week of action with a grinding, low power offense that managed to rely on stiff defense and heavy time of possession to seal a win.

What has to happen for the Vikings to win this weekend will be that Favre will need to recover from his first week, and make better decisions. It should be noted that although many people are quick to say that Favre may be finaly at the end of his career, he performed similarly last season during the first few games but eventually returned to great form. it also does not help that Favre’s top wide receiver from last season is not in the lineup, due to hip surgery.

The Dolphins have their own quarterback troubles, as QB Chad Henne hasn’t looked like a star but did manage to be adequately efficient, throwing for 182 yards in their victory over the Bills with no interceptions. However, the Dolphins know that the first victory of the season came off the backs of the defense, and that may not work against

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