Week 6 will be a big test for Minnesota
After opening their season with three-straight victories, including an upset of the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins have dropped their last two contests, and they are currently sitting with a 3-2 record.
Not only have the Dolphins lost their last two games though, they’ve also lost multiple players to injuries, including quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, who are both currently in concussion protocol.
A trip to Miami is next on the schedule for the Vikings, and If Tagovailoa or Bridgewater cannot play, the Dolphins will be trotting rookie Skylar Thompson out on the field next Sunday to start under center.
Now, most might assume that Thompson starting for Miami means Minnesota should have an easy time getting a win in Week 6. Judging by what we’ve seen so far from the Vikings this season though, we shouldn’t expect there to be anything easy about their next opponent.
The Dolphins have an incredibly smart head coach in Mike McDaniel, who will have an entire week to prepare a tailored game plan for Thompson. Combine this with the fact that the Vikings’ defense struggled to stop Andy Dalton and Justin Fields during their last two games, so who’s to say Miami’s rookie quarterback can’t make some plays against Minnesota too?
The Dolphins’ home stadium is a tough environment (especially if it’s hot out) and they still have a bunch of talent that will be healthy enough to play against the Vikings next weekend. When it comes to Minnesota, we can’t assume anything, and this goes for Week 6 against Miami as well.