4 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins – Week 15

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In their first game with interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, will the Minnesota Vikings come out with a win over the Miami Dolphins?

This certainly has not been the season anyone really expected for the Minnesota Vikings. Some picked the Vikings to go to the Super Bowl in the preseason and now there’s a chance they may not even make the playoffs.

After beginning the year with a 5-3-1 record, Minnesota is now 6-6-1 after losing three of their last four games.

In an effort to save his team’s season, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer decided to fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo on Tuesday. Minnesota’s offense will now be led by quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski for the remainder of the year.

Stefanski will get his first chance to call plays for the offense when the Vikings take on the 7-6 Miami Dolphins on Sunday inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

What once was pegged as a likely win a few weeks ago, Minnesota’s matchup with the Dolphins no longer seems like an easy victory. Miami is in a playoff hunt of their own and they need a win on Sunday just as badly as the Vikings do.

When everyone finally takes the field this week, what are four things to expect from Minnesota’s performance against the Dolphins?